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, MARCH 22ND 2:30-4:30 PM
    Film Screening: The World of Tomorrow
  • The World of Tomorrow is a feature documentary that looks at the great 1939 New York World’s Fair. Five years in the making, this critically acclaimed film uses home movies, newsreels, industrial and promotional films, cartoons, still photographs and other vintage graphics to study the Art Deco extravaganza that was the World’s Fair. Since the whole Fair offered a look at Tomorrow and then documented that effort on film, The World of Tomorrow also offers a look back into the future.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sunday in the Park with Jack
  • This traverse of Flushing Meadow-Corona Park (FMCP) from Flushing to Corona honors of the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the World's Fairs that extended into 1940 and 1965. The walk will focus on the history of FMCP as well as sites associated with the fairs. We’ll meet at the entrance to the Queens Botanical Garden (on Main St., 8 blocks south of the #7 subway station) and end in Corona. This walking tour is a fund raiser for the Queens Historical Society. Fees are $15/20 member/nonmember of QHS, collected on site. Participants are asked to register with Jack to avoid overcrowding; please email him at jaconet@aol.com

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH 2:30-4:30 PM
    The New York World’s Fairs in 3D: A Stereoscopic Projection Show
  • Robert Munn and Sandra Cook of the Depthography Group will be presenting their “World’s Fairs in 3D” Stereoscopic Projection Show. The show consists of over 28 full color View-Master stero views of the 1939-40 Fair and over 128 views of the 1964-65 Fair, including images of the ruins and aftermath of the events. Robert Munn has presented his 3-D photography using 3-D polarized projection since the 1980's. Tickets for this event are $10; 3D glasses will be provided.

  • 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.***