Queens Historical Society

Queens Historical Society QUEENS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Protecting Our Future By Preserving Our Past Established in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization, the Queens Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educations programs, exhibitions, and its role as a local research center.
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The Society owns and maintains the Kingsland Homestead, a late 18th-century New York City landmark located in the historic Weeping Beech Park.

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Gala Amusement Park, 1892East Elmhurst, QueensThis #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #lag...
04/24/2021

Gala Amusement Park, 1892
East Elmhurst, Queens

This #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #laguardiaairport taking its place. The park was built and operated by the Steinway family in the 1890s until its close in circa 1925, when it was reconstructed into an air field. This is a great example that demonstrates how prominent families such as the Steinways, contributed to shaping the ever changing landscape of Queens.

#queens #queenshistory #nyc #northbeach #oldnyc #oldplaces #steinway #1930s #1800s #historicnewyork #itsinqueens

Gala Amusement Park, 1892
East Elmhurst, Queens

This #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #laguardiaairport taking its place. The park was built and operated by the Steinway family in the 1890s until its close in circa 1925, when it was reconstructed into an air field. This is a great example that demonstrates how prominent families such as the Steinways, contributed to shaping the ever changing landscape of Queens.

#queens #queenshistory #nyc #northbeach #oldnyc #oldplaces #steinway #1930s #1800s #historicnewyork #itsinqueens

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐จ.๐๐˜๐‚ and listen to the NYโ€™s quintessential real estate agent Je...
04/19/2021

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐จ.๐๐˜๐‚ and listen to the NYโ€™s quintessential real estate agent Jeff Goodman and QHS Board President Jason Antos! This episode will take you into the history of the Shea Stadium(now Citi Field Stadium at Mets-Williams Points in Flushing, Queens.

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ is a weekly show that showcases New Yorkโ€™s Cityโ€™s extraordinary neighborhoods. Each week we focus on a particular neighborhood-this time itโ€™s Sunnyside and Woodside; we explore its history, its vibe, its feel and its energy, really what makes the neighborhood special. The episodes will be informative, entertaining, illuminating, and of course fun!

#queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #seeyourcity #nycgo #madeinny #itsinqueens #queenshistory #nycevents

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐จ.๐๐˜๐‚ and listen to the NYโ€™s quintessential real estate agent Jeff Goodman and QHS Board President Jason Antos! This episode will take you into the history of the Shea Stadium(now Citi Field Stadium at Mets-Williams Points in Flushing, Queens.

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ is a weekly show that showcases New Yorkโ€™s Cityโ€™s extraordinary neighborhoods. Each week we focus on a particular neighborhood-this time itโ€™s Sunnyside and Woodside; we explore its history, its vibe, its feel and its energy, really what makes the neighborhood special. The episodes will be informative, entertaining, illuminating, and of course fun!

#queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #seeyourcity #nycgo #madeinny #itsinqueens #queenshistory #nycevents

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! Thi...
04/15/2021

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! This role is ideal for arts advocates, art lovers, and community members passionate about supporting Queens culture and untold stories.

QCA is seeking five Art Commissioners to award a total of 40k to support local Queens dance and choreography projects. Through artist selection panels, professional development and community building, Art Commissioners will commission the art they want to see in the world.

The application deadline is May 2, 2021, 11:59 pm. There will be an info session on April 20, 6-7 pm. Check out QCA website for more information!

#KeepCulture #GivingTuesdayNow #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #artistcommissioningprogram @qnsarts

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! This role is ideal for arts advocates, art lovers, and community members passionate about supporting Queens culture and untold stories.

QCA is seeking five Art Commissioners to award a total of 40k to support local Queens dance and choreography projects. Through artist selection panels, professional development and community building, Art Commissioners will commission the art they want to see in the world.

The application deadline is May 2, 2021, 11:59 pm. There will be an info session on April 20, 6-7 pm. Check out QCA website for more information!

#KeepCulture #GivingTuesdayNow #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #artistcommissioningprogram @qnsarts

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865 This one of the best...
04/10/2021

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865

This one of the best preserved Federal Infantry drums in existence. Alexander Rogers from Flushing, Queens made the drum which measures 15 ยผ High and a diameter of 16 ยฝ inches. Inside the drum is a paper label that reads, โ€œManufactured/by/A. Roger/Flushing, L.I. The signature on the piece is stamped on the upper rim โ€œA. Rogers.โ€ Amazingly the drum has the painting on the side still preserved including itโ€™s original colors. Due to time the colors did darken but the painting is still very visible and clear considering the age of the object. Ropes and other adornishments made of fabric are still intact. The banderole in the eagleโ€™s mouth reads, Reg!. U.S. Infantry, and the plaque on the upper left reads Famous Eagle Drum/the Official Drum of the Northern Troops/During the Civil War/Donated to the G.A.R. Permanent Collection/by/Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Makers/1611 No Lincoln St. Chicago, III. The heads, ropes, slides, and gut snare across the bottom are all original. The twenty-seven stars in the blue field do not correspond to the number of states in the Union at the drum was made since it is obviously of the Civil War period. Florida became the twenty-eighth in December of the same year. Other Rogers drums are known to bear twenty-one and nineteen stars, but they were also made during the Civil War.

#queens #qhs #nycgo #madeinnyc #madeinqueens #queenshistory #newyorkhistory #civilwar #infantrydrum #drums #1800s #19thcentury #flushing #newyork

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865

This one of the best preserved Federal Infantry drums in existence. Alexander Rogers from Flushing, Queens made the drum which measures 15 ยผ High and a diameter of 16 ยฝ inches. Inside the drum is a paper label that reads, โ€œManufactured/by/A. Roger/Flushing, L.I. The signature on the piece is stamped on the upper rim โ€œA. Rogers.โ€ Amazingly the drum has the painting on the side still preserved including itโ€™s original colors. Due to time the colors did darken but the painting is still very visible and clear considering the age of the object. Ropes and other adornishments made of fabric are still intact. The banderole in the eagleโ€™s mouth reads, Reg!. U.S. Infantry, and the plaque on the upper left reads Famous Eagle Drum/the Official Drum of the Northern Troops/During the Civil War/Donated to the G.A.R. Permanent Collection/by/Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Makers/1611 No Lincoln St. Chicago, III. The heads, ropes, slides, and gut snare across the bottom are all original. The twenty-seven stars in the blue field do not correspond to the number of states in the Union at the drum was made since it is obviously of the Civil War period. Florida became the twenty-eighth in December of the same year. Other Rogers drums are known to bear twenty-one and nineteen stars, but they were also made during the Civil War.

#queens #qhs #nycgo #madeinnyc #madeinqueens #queenshistory #newyorkhistory #civilwar #infantrydrum #drums #1800s #19thcentury #flushing #newyork

โœˆ๏ธFind out what made the Jet Age so special in Queens -  ๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐€๐ข๐ซ ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ & ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐ž๐ญ ๐€๐ ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข...
04/09/2021

โœˆ๏ธFind out what made the Jet Age so special in Queens - ๐“๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐€๐ข๐ซ ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ & ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐ž๐ญ ๐€๐ ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ฆ. โฃ
This digital program will cover the 4+ airports that have operated in the borough, while examining technologyโ€™s influence on traveling. โฃ
Images display the TWA Flight Center, also known as the Trans World Flight Center, airport terminal and hotel complex at the todayโ€™s John F. Kennedy International Airport, along with architect Eero Saarinenโ€™s reconstructed office space & original airport designs and Howard Hughes office exhibit on display now at the newly renovated TWA Hotel (in collaboration w/the NY Historical Society).โฃ
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#jfk #twa #nycairports #nyhistoryโฃ
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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vas...
04/03/2021

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vast Martian landscape. โฃ
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Join us as our very own Vishnu Shridar of Rego Park, now NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer explains his involvement in building the SuperCam on the Mars Rover Perseverance. โฃ
๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ! โฃLink in Bio ๐Ÿ”—
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@nasajpl #queenstomarsโฃ
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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vast Martian landscape. โฃ
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Join us as our very own Vishnu Shridar of Rego Park, now NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer explains his involvement in building the SuperCam on the Mars Rover Perseverance. โฃ
๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ! โฃLink in Bio ๐Ÿ”—
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@nasajpl #queenstomarsโฃ
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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Happy Agriculture Week!! This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsonsโ€™ childhoo...
03/23/2021

Happy Agriculture Week!!

This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsonsโ€™ childhood in 1873 in the F.W Beers, Atlas of Long Island, New York.. Bertha was a descendant of the prominent agricultural family. The Parsons. The family dates back to 1839 when Samuel Bowne Parsons established the Parsons and Company Nursery near Kissena Park. The Parsons nursery introduced exotic species to American, such as Japanese maples, wisteria, and other rare plants.

#queens #queenshistory #queensny #agricultureweek #agriculture #oldqueens #19thcentury #1870s #nyc #nychistory #newyorkhistory

Happy Agriculture Week!!

This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsonsโ€™ childhood in 1873 in the F.W Beers, Atlas of Long Island, New York.. Bertha was a descendant of the prominent agricultural family. The Parsons. The family dates back to 1839 when Samuel Bowne Parsons established the Parsons and Company Nursery near Kissena Park. The Parsons nursery introduced exotic species to American, such as Japanese maples, wisteria, and other rare plants.

#queens #queenshistory #queensny #agricultureweek #agriculture #oldqueens #19thcentury #1870s #nyc #nychistory #newyorkhistory

Hereโ€™s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrickโ€™s day! This photograph by Percy Loom...
03/18/2021

Hereโ€™s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrickโ€™s day! This photograph by Percy Loomis Sperr captures a small neighborhood in 1932 called Black Dublin. The name was attributed to the town because of the Irish and African American population that eventually integrated with each other. It was located in Flushing near Prince Street. Sadly, this is one of the many microcosms in Queens that donโ€™t exist anymore. To see more photographs of Queensโ€™ past come and check out our latest exhibition! Capturing Queens: Percy Loomis Sperr & Frederick J. Weber.

#hiddenqueens #queens #queensnyc #1930s #queenshistory #queensphotography #flushing #irish #irishinqueens #nyc #nychistory #historictowns #photography

Hereโ€™s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrickโ€™s day! This photograph by Percy Loomis Sperr captures a small neighborhood in 1932 called Black Dublin. The name was attributed to the town because of the Irish and African American population that eventually integrated with each other. It was located in Flushing near Prince Street. Sadly, this is one of the many microcosms in Queens that donโ€™t exist anymore. To see more photographs of Queensโ€™ past come and check out our latest exhibition! Capturing Queens: Percy Loomis Sperr & Frederick J. Weber.

#hiddenqueens #queens #queensnyc #1930s #queenshistory #queensphotography #flushing #irish #irishinqueens #nyc #nychistory #historictowns #photography

Computers are everywhere today! They are our toasters with WiFi to robotic prosthetics, on our desks, in our pockets, in...
03/11/2021

Computers are everywhere today! They are our toasters with WiFi to robotic prosthetics, on our desks, in our pockets, in cars, even in our watches. Computers have gotten cheaper and smaller incredibly rapidly. Did you know that computers are much older than you think? This virtual program will guide you through the history of computers and how we got to where we are through the many contributions from people across generations.

The lecture will cover the history of early computers and the people who helped make them possible. Many notable women contributed to the early mathematical foundations of computers, and even a few Queens residents helped establish early analog computation! This lecture will highlight a few of them and their peers.

Check out link in bio or scan the QR Code to learn more!

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #inyourneighborhood
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #madeinny #itsinqueens #nycevents #blm #womenshistorymonth #CultureFromHome
#NYfromHome @itsinqueens @HumanitiesNY #passiton @futureofmuseums

Computers are everywhere today! They are our toasters with WiFi to robotic prosthetics, on our desks, in our pockets, in cars, even in our watches. Computers have gotten cheaper and smaller incredibly rapidly. Did you know that computers are much older than you think? This virtual program will guide you through the history of computers and how we got to where we are through the many contributions from people across generations.

The lecture will cover the history of early computers and the people who helped make them possible. Many notable women contributed to the early mathematical foundations of computers, and even a few Queens residents helped establish early analog computation! This lecture will highlight a few of them and their peers.

Check out link in bio or scan the QR Code to learn more!

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #inyourneighborhood
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #madeinny #itsinqueens #nycevents #blm #womenshistorymonth #CultureFromHome
#NYfromHome @itsinqueens @HumanitiesNY #passiton @futureofmuseums

Poster containing old photographs of Long Island City from the 19th century to the 20th century, printed in 1983 in cele...
03/04/2021

Poster containing old photographs of Long Island City from the 19th century to the 20th century, printed in 1983 in celebration of the Queens Tricentennial.

Part of the Barry Lewis Collection, Queens Historical Society.

#queens #queensny #queenshistory #nyhistory #tricentennial #longislandcity #oldnyc #oldlongislandcity #19thcenturynyc #20thcenturynyc #20thcentury #itsinqueens

In February, the ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ landed in the Jezero Crater of the Red Planet.  This feat of humankindโ€™s techno...
03/03/2021

In February, the ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ landed in the Jezero Crater of the Red Planet. This feat of humankindโ€™s technological prowess was accomplished by the hardworking engineers at NASA, and one of those is the Queens-born ๐™‘๐™ž๐™จ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ช ๐™Ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™๐™–๐™ง. Queens is happy to have one of our own contribute to our understanding of the Solar System.

Vishnu is from Rego Park, Queens, and is a graduate of Aviation High School and Georgia Tech. His love of aerospace engineering lead him to work at NASAโ€™s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on Perseveranceโ€™s research instrument known as the SuperCam. This camera helps scientists analyze soil samples, by sending back data about their composition for the purpose of investigating possible microbial life forms.

On Saturday, April 3rd, the Queens Historical Society will be hosting a virtual Q&A with Vishnu, as he talks about his mission on Mars, and answers questions about how growing up in Queens shaped his journey into space. QHS encourages our audience to submit questions for Vishnu so please submit any questions through the Google Form on our webpage and RSVP the event(check out the link in bio), and we will do our best to ask them.

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #inyourneighborhood
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #madeinny #itsinqueens #nycevents #blm #marsrover #nasajpl #nasa #roverperseverancemission #CultureFromHome
#NYfromHome @itsinqueens @HumanitiesNY #passiton @futureofmuseums

In February, the ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ landed in the Jezero Crater of the Red Planet. This feat of humankindโ€™s technological prowess was accomplished by the hardworking engineers at NASA, and one of those is the Queens-born ๐™‘๐™ž๐™จ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ช ๐™Ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™๐™–๐™ง. Queens is happy to have one of our own contribute to our understanding of the Solar System.

Vishnu is from Rego Park, Queens, and is a graduate of Aviation High School and Georgia Tech. His love of aerospace engineering lead him to work at NASAโ€™s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on Perseveranceโ€™s research instrument known as the SuperCam. This camera helps scientists analyze soil samples, by sending back data about their composition for the purpose of investigating possible microbial life forms.

On Saturday, April 3rd, the Queens Historical Society will be hosting a virtual Q&A with Vishnu, as he talks about his mission on Mars, and answers questions about how growing up in Queens shaped his journey into space. QHS encourages our audience to submit questions for Vishnu so please submit any questions through the Google Form on our webpage and RSVP the event(check out the link in bio), and we will do our best to ask them.

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #inyourneighborhood
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #madeinny #itsinqueens #nycevents #blm #marsrover #nasajpl #nasa #roverperseverancemission #CultureFromHome
#NYfromHome @itsinqueens @HumanitiesNY #passiton @futureofmuseums

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143-35 37th Ave
Flushing, NY
11354

#7 Train Eastbound to last stop of Main St. Walk 2 blocks East on Roosevelt Ave and turn left onto Bowne Street. Walk through Margaret Carman Green Park. Kingsland Homestead is adjacent to the park. LIRR Take the Port Washington Line to the Main St Station Stop which is located between Roosevelt and 41st Ave. Walk one block North to Roosevelt Ave. Then follow the above directions.

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Hi all, hope all are well! Any info on whether the Moore Jackson Cemetery Garden is still taking kitchen scraps for compost?
I read at your site: "1966 - The Queens Borough Public Library opens in Jamaica" Between 1962-1964, every day during the school year I would travel by bus from Holliswood (204th St. and Francis Lewis Boulevard) through Jamaica and on to my High School in old Forest Hills on Kessel St. I would frequently stop off at the large library building on the way home in Jamaica while changing buses. Was there another library that opened only in 1966?
Please help- where would I look for a birth record for my great grand aunt? She was born 1892-1896 in "Laurel Hill" New York. Looks like this is right around Sunnyside/Woodside Queens. I have looked in the NYC births but have come up empty-handed. Was this area considered part of Long Island at the time? Her name was Ellen Bridget Donohoe and her parents were Thomas and Mary Reilly (O'Reilly) They were from Longford, Ireland. Thank you in advance.
I am looking for pictures of Elmhurst from the 1950's. Particularly interested in pictures of Fairyland which used to be located on Queens Blvd I believe where the Target mall is now. or near there anyway.
Deep Queens roots. My family farmed in Queens and Nassau for three generations beginning in the 1850s and ending just before WW2. I will be representing this history with pictures and artifacts in the Maple Grove Cemetery Spirits Alive event this Sept 28. Here is a flyer for the event and a fragment of a 1891 Queens map showing the family farm on what is now Rockaway Blvd.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailorsโ€™ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
Good Afternoon Queens Historical Society, My name is KenTara John, Director of the Brooklyn Networks Cable Training with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. Our Cable Installation program is now accepting applications for our next class starting Friday May 24, 2019. We offer a 6 week Free Training that will allow you to become Data Cabling Certified (BICSI, Internationally Recognized) with job placement. Our training also includes an OSHA 30. In order to apply applicants can come in person to 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10:00am or Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 10:00am to 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY 11217. SNAP participants are highly encouraged to apply as well as parents that have a Court Ordered Child Support case*. If you would like more information about our program please email: [email protected], visit us at our website www.bwiny.org call 718-237-2017 ext 149. **Participants with an active and open NYS Court Ordered Child Support Case can find more information here through our partnership with FAMILIES FORWARD ( https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/7490/families-forward-program ) Thank You!
I have several ancestors who lived in Jamaica during the late 1700s and early to mid 1800s. According to a recently uncovered handwritten "Family Record" book, William Henry Woolley died in 1848 at the age of 34 "in the house next to Lewis' store," and adding "William Henry Woolley kept a grocery store." He, along with relatives with surnames Van Sicklen, Wyckoff and Cowenhaven were buried in the "Presbyterian Cemetery on Washington Street," which I think is the current Prospect Cemetery. Is it possible to determine the address of Lewis' store in 1848? The address of William Henry Woolley's grocery store? Was there a Presbyterian Cemetery on a Washington Street in Jamaica? Thanks!
Wondering if there are local volunteers who could help me locate my greatgrandparents' grave/s in Calvary Cemetary. As with many genealogy searches, there are some mysteries but here is the information we have. James Joyce born in Limerick, Ireland around 1854. His wife, Mary Jane (Fennell) Joyce born in Liverpool, England around 1855. They had a daughter Catherine Bridget Joyce in Liverpool in 1884 then a son Richard Joyce in Manhattan in 1887. We are pretty sure both children were put out to orphanages so believe one or both parents died. Some documentation indicates James (possibly Mary) is buried at Calvary in Queens. Any help would be appreciated.
Congratulations to the Queens Historical Society on your 50th Anniversary! Thank you for preserving the history of Queens!
Congratulations to Queens Historical Society on your 50th Anniversary! Thank you for all that you do to preserve our history!