Upcoming Events

Queens Immigrant Stories and History

Wednesday, June 15th, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Queens Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Center

120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY, 11424

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Celebrate immigrant stories that help define the World’s Borough, Queens!

Explore exhibits highlighting the immigrant experience in Queens. Listen to oral histories, see historical photos, hear from experts, enjoy live dance and music performances, snack on complimentary international treats, and let us know your thoughts!

Exhibition Open 4:00-8:00pm
Performances 6:00-7:30pm

Exhibits will include:

* 34th Avenue Oral History by Bridget Bartolini
* Queens Night Market Vendor Stories Oral History Project by Storm Garner
* COVID-19 Asian American Oral History Project from LaGuardia Community College
* Immigrant Housing by Rob MacKay and Queens Tourism Council
* Immigrant Photo Exhibit by Jason Antos and the Queens Historical Society
* Queens linguistic landscape map from the Endangered Language Alliance
* Queens Memory from the Queens Library

PLUS live music by INFUSION and theatrical skits and dance from Newcomers High School


We will be inside the Helen Marshall Center at the Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY, 11424. It’s steps from the E/F train at Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike and the Q46, Q10 and Q37 buses. There is also a parking lot behind the borough hall.

Queens: Immigrant Stories and History is part of This Is NY: Celebrating Our Immigrant Heritage and Communities, a festival within the citywide Festival of NY happening throughout Summer 2022.


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