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, JULY 13TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Germany
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Germany to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-germany-tickets-11827419129 to get tickets.

  • SUNDAY, JULY 27TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Italy
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Italy to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-italy-tickets-11906399361 to get tickets.

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND - 1:00-2:00 PM
    Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship
  • A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! Our very own Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Alexis O'Neill's book, The Kite the Bridged two Nations, followed by a discussion and friendship bracelet activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions.

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Poland
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Poland to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-poland-tickets-11907167659 to get tickets.

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Ireland
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Ireland to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-ireland-tickets-11907434457 to get tickets.

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    Museum Day Live!
  • In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.