Public Programs

We offer a wide variety of events, including lectures, book- signings, film screenings, and concerts. QHS also offers walking tours of various neighborhoods in Queens, and specializes in tours of the Flushing Freedom Mile. In addition, QHS hosts events in collaboration with other sites, such as the Annual Historic Holiday House Tour.

Upcoming Events


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 2:30-4:00 PM
    Film Screening: To Be Alive!; To The Fair!; and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth
  • Three short films will be shown about the 1964 World’s Fair. To Be Alive! is a short documentary film co-directed by Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid and was designed to celebrate the common ground between different cultures by tracing how children in various parts of the world mature into adulthood.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 2ND 2:00-4:00 PM
    Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Cosponsored by the Queens Historical Society and the Voelker Orth Museum, this walking tour of Flushing Cemetery will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there. Tickets are encouraged to be bought in advance, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour-tickets-16161383132 to get tickets. Will accept payment the day of, but please call ahead to reserve your spot. No refunds. ***PLEASE NOTE: This tour was originally scheduled for November 1, 2014 but due to weather, we had to reschedule it for Spring 2015.***

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH 2:30-4:30 PM
    Exhibition Opening & Reception
  • Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens!