Growing Up Bank Street

'Growing Up Bank Street' is an evocative, tender account of life in Greenwich Village, on a unique street that offered warmth, support, and inspiration to an adventurous and openhearted young girl. Bank Street, in the middle of the last century, became home to a cast of extraordinary characters whose stories intertwine in this spirited narrative. Meet the author and the story behind the book Details to follow July, 2021 (Tentative)

Take a Virtual Walk in Bay Ridge with Kevin Walsh

Kevin is Webmaster of the Legendary Website FORGOTTEN NY A Native-Son Returns Home for a Visit Bay Ridge, Brooklyn was Forgotten New York's Kevin Walsh's home for 35 years, and he still returns now and then because his dentist's office is there, but also because it's a beautiful neighborhood home to the Brooklyn end of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, NYC's only active military fort,  historic sites associated with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and beautiful mansions …

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Poetry Evening

Each April, National Poetry Month, sponsored by The Academy of American Poets is an opportunity to increase awareness & appreciation of poetry. Join Greater Astoria Historical Society for its annual "April is National Poetry Month" reading, featuring Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella, Olena Jennings (Poets of Queens), + poetry open mic. Join in to listen &/or read your work, or that of a favorite poet! G.A.H.S. Board Member & poet, DeeAnne Gorman, will lead the evening. RSVP/How …

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Queens as a crucible of creativity: the World’s Boro and Show Biz!

Queens is seldom the first NYC borough most people think of when it comes to show biz glamor, but its sprawling identity is somewhat deceptive. Queens has been the site of numerous movie studios, dazzling amusement parks, cathedral-like theatres, and two international Worlds Fairs, as well as the home of such giants of 20th-century entertainment as Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, the Marx Brothers, Ginger Rogers, WC Fields, Ethel Merman, Don Rickles, and many others. Join …

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Janes Walk – LIC Cradle of Creativity

The Time Traveler’s Trip: Postcards from Old Astoria! Ava Vitelli, Jade Oliver, Board Members, GAHS Wednesday, May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 PM * * * Long Island City: Cradle of Creativity! Bob Singleton, Executive Director, GAHS Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Long Island Migrant Labor

Long Island Migrant Labor Camps The fascinating story of the migrant labor camps in Suffolk County from their inception during World War II, through their heyday in 1960, and culminating with their steady decline towards the end of the 20th century. Mark A. Torres, the author of this book, is a labor and employment attorney who tirelessly represents thousands of unionized workers and their families throughout the greater New York area. To register for this …

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“The Great Gatsby” BazMark Productions (2015) 1920 Virtual Walking Tour of New York City Director Baz Lurhman faced a daunting task in 2013 when he decided to do a remake of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This was made possible from research compiled by the Greater Astoria Historical Society that Baz and his crew dubbed ‘The Bible.’ It enabled Baz to create a vision of 1920s New York earning him several Academy Awards. Meet …


Forgotten Queens Part 1

FORGOTTEN QUEENS – PART 1! 115th Avenue and 148th Street, Jamaica, NY (c. 1930) Take a virtual walk back in time through the borough of Queens and explore the streets of long ago. Part 1: Long Island City and Town of Jamaica June 7 at 7:00 pm

Sunnyside Gardens – by Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler

Sunnyside Gardens by Jeff Kroessler! The first book devoted to this landmark of architecture, urban planning, and social engineering. Situated in the borough of Queens, New York, Sunnyside Gardens has been an icon of urbanism and planning since its inception in the 1920s. Sunnyside Gardens nevertheless endures as significant both in terms of the planning principles that inspired its creators and in its subsequent history. Why this garden suburb was built and how it has …

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DISCOVER THE PUBLIC ARTWORK OF LIC! A Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt! Win Prizes! Have Fun! Discover LIC! Here is a link to the Scavenger Hunt June 14 to June 27, 2021 LIC Partnership's "LIC Springs to Summer!" More info here:

Inside the Steinway Mansion a Virtual Tour

Inside the Steinway Mansion a Virtual Tour Walk through the rooms and halls of the famed Steinway Mansion. Experience the interior of this landmarked home and see what it looked like for many years. To get a ticket for the event click here  

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