An Evening with Tom Wilk – Master Beekeeper

Greater Astoria Historical Society Holiday Party  Please join us for our annual ‘Tis the Season’ Virtual Holiday Party for fun and good conversation Special Guest:  Tom Wilk Founder of Wilk Apiaries Founder of the Queens Beekeepers Guild to help beekeepers in Queens Certified Master Beekeeper: Cornell University's Dyce Labs for Honey Bee Studies. Long Island/New York City region director for the Empire State Honey Producers Association Manager of 9 Apiaries - 49 Hives - in …

An Evening with Tom Wilk – Master Beekeeper Read More »

Walk Through Ravenswood (Astoria, Qns.)

Walk Through Ravenswood w/ FNY & GAHS 12th Street looking north between 37th and 36th Avenues (c. 1910) There are many layers of Ravenswood ... ... a past community of mansions, industry, and waterfront parks. Join Kevin Walsh of Forgotten NY as he peels back the layers of this old village in Long Island City. Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society joins him to discuss historical elements of the area. Monday, Jan. 24, …

Walk Through Ravenswood (Astoria, Qns.) Read More »

Forgotten NY – Black History Month with Sergey Kadinsky

Greater Astoria Historical Society

Black History Month with Forgotten NY Weeksville Brooklyn There is much to see of Black History ... . . . ... but streets, parks, and buildings that are renamed for deserving individuals they often lack signage –  and their stories remain all but unknown. This lecture embraces a Forgotten-NY goal: Bring Gotham's hidden Black History back into the public's eye! . . . Join Historian Sergey Kadinsky as he shares his work and research. (Sergey …

Forgotten NY – Black History Month with Sergey Kadinsky Read More »

US $10

The 113th Anniversary of the Opening of the Queensboro Bridge

Virtual Lecture - Wednesday, March 30th at 7 PM View of Bridge Construction from Blackwells (Roosevelt) Island Opened in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge is the longest bridge spanning the East River. The Queensboro Bridge documents the creation of this cultural icon and its contributions to the history of New York. With Bob Singleton, Executive Director of GAHS Wednesday, March 30, Start time: 7 PM ! Fee: $5.00 (Free for GAHS members, using promo code emailed …

The 113th Anniversary of the Opening of the Queensboro Bridge Read More »

GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL 6TH ANNUAL POETRY READING!

"April is National Poerty Month" MONDAY APRIL 25 @ 6:30 PM! Join us for our virtual reading, featuring Maria Lisella, Olena Jennings & Ama Birch!  + a poetry open mic!! To Register to Attend:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314975228387 If you wish to read in the open mic portion Please register for the event using the link above AND ... Send a separate email to  dgorman@astorialic.org   with "POETRY" in the subject line by 4:30pm the day of the event (Monday, April 25). *     *  …

GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL 6TH ANNUAL POETRY READING! Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

ROOSEVELT ISLAND: END TO END! Read More »

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 …

LONG ISLAND CITY: CRADLE OF CREATIVITY Read More »

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 …

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

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 & …

Marine Air Terminal Read More »

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com