PLEASE JOIN US TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF WAR TORN UKRAINE!

"Little Ukraine" Virtual Tour + UKRAINE fundraiser We are partnering with the New York City Tour Guide Slava Shpigel for a virtual tour of the Ukrainian Village in Lower Manhattan PLEASE NOTE: All donations (what you wish) from this event will go to Razom for Ukraine (https://razomforukraine.org/ ), an organization delivering tactical medical items and hospital supplies to Ukraine during this devastating war.  TUESDAY MAY 3, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm TO REGISTER FOR THE …

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JANES WALK 2022: THE STEINWAY MANSION!

Host of Janes Walk New York City 2020 Presents: THE LEGENDARY STEINWAY MANSION! A virtual tour with Robert Singleton Executive Director, Greater Astoria Historical Society  & Public Factory Tour Guide, Steinway & Sons A RARE INSIDER'S TOUR OF A LANDMARK  THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR DECADES!    SATURDAY May 7, 2022 11:00 am A Virtual Tour! REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: https://www.mas.org/events/the-legendary-steinway-mansion/  

ROOSEVELT ISLAND: END TO END!

JOIN JUDY BIRDY! PRESIDENT OF THE ROOSELVELT ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY On a Virtual Tour! "ROOSEVELT ISLAND END TO END" Roosevelt Island vastly changed over the years while our community developed Our six landmarks remain, all beautifully restored Our parks have been expanded and the FDR Four Freedoms Park graces the Southern tip. The landmark lighthouse at our northern tip is restored to its original design standing tall above The Girl Puzzle sculptures. It is time …

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LONG ISLAND CITY: CRADLE OF CREATIVITY

WITH Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society! THE CRADLE OF CREATIVITY: a Virtual Tour! In this community: the document proclaiming American Independence was first read on our Nations's soil, the Inland Empire (as the called the great center of the continent) was linked to the Empire City, the name of one of its neighborhoods is on the First Page of the Information Age, the Steinways built and developed the Entertainment Industry …

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THE LONG ISLAND JOURNAL: The Newspaper of Record for old Long Island City!

  LONG ISLAND CITY FROM THE PAGES OF THE LONG ISLAND JOURNAL ! Job Press Room at the Newspaper LONG ISLAND CITY IN 1896! WITH Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society!            TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022 / 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM  TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!!  

A Study of Long Island City’s Post Industrial Landscape!

  A STUDY OF LONG ISLAND CITY'S POST INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE ~ AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR CITY'S LANDSCAPE ... NATHAN KENSINGER  PHOTOGRAPHER - FILMAKER - JOURNALIST The first part of this program will be a short documentary film that he co-directed with Nate Dorr about Hunter's Point South in 2015 titled Reclaimed Ground. This piece was part of a larger arts project he co-curated called Change Ecologies, that brought 20 artists to engage with the …

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Marine Air Terminal

  LaGuardia Airport's ~ MARINE AIR TERMINAL ~ A STUDY OF ITS HISTORY AND SUGGESTION FOR ITS REUSE The Terminal's Main Rotunda  Robert Singleton, Executive Director Greater Astoria Historical Society The Marine Air Terminal (also known as Terminal A) is an airport terminal located at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York City. Its Main Building (sometimes referred to as Terminal 'A', designed in the Art Deco style by William Delano of the firm Delano & …

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Astoria’s Chester Carlson: Founder of Xerography – Funder of Parapsychology

Astoria's Chester Carlson: THE FOUNDER OF XEROGRPAHY / THE FUNDER OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY Chester Carlson Most people are familiar with Chester Carlson and his invention, the xerox machine. Few people know that Carlson had an interest in paranormal phenomena and donated anonymously to these causes. This lecture will explore these connections and discuss what is parapsychology. What is the connection between Chester Carlson and Parapsychology? What is the relationship? Dr. Sally Ann Drucker, Lecturer PREVIOUS EDITOR OF THE JOURNAL …

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The History of Hell Gate Brewery

The History of Hell Gate Brewery or WHY THE PILGRIMS LANDED ON PLYMOUTH ROCK! Drinking Ehret's Beer George Ehret established the Hell Gate Brewery in 1866 in New York City. It became one of the nation's largest breweries, producing 602,000 barrels in 1900. For the 25th Anniversary of the Brewery, Mr. Ehert wrote a book looking back on the history of beer in America and his own rise to fame. Come hear his stories!!! Deborah …

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Secrets of Central Park

The Secrets of Central Park ... A VIRTUAL TOUR WITH LEGEDNARY TOUR GUIDE KEVIN WALSH! Its over 850 acres discovered and rediscovered every time you walk around it! Central Park has had 150 years to collect a lot of attractions and features that are, more or less, Forgotten. It's vast enough so that quite a bit of it is rarely trodden by the public... which passes some highlights by without giving them a second glance. Walk …

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The Greater Astoria Historical Society Annual Holiday Party!

The Modern Art Foundry ... A VIRTUAL TOUR WITH JEFFERY SPRING! Established in 1932 as the "Artists Foundry"                          "We strive to provide sculptors access to skilled craftspersons, tools, machinery, and technology needed to cast sculpture.                              We work on pieces ranging from two inches to 50 feet, from representational to …

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Secrets of Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay Parks

The Secrets of Van Cortland & Pelham Bay Parks Most New Yorkers when asked what the largest park in New York City? they would likely respond “Central Park! There are, however, several parks in NYC much larger. Both Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay Park, in the Bronx’s northeast corner, are ... more than double Central Park’s size! Discover what makes these parks such gems! Walk with Kevin, Gotham's Leading Urban Blogger, as he Uncovers …

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