Jamaica Bay Community History Night


8153926939_f01a9a2040Queens Library and Jamaica Bay Lives invite the community to share their stories about life in and around Jamaica Bay, now and in decades gone by. Help to document the history of Jamaica Bay and Hurricane Sandy by joining this special event, organized by the Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives.

Community History Night is Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 7 pm at Queens Library at Broad Channel, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel. Bring your old family photographs and home movies and tell your stories on camera to help preserve the community’s history at this important time. Admission is free; registration is required.

If you remember Weiss’s Restaurant or O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy, if you attended Broad Channel Day Camp, if you knew about the Great Hurricane of 1938, the Storm of the Century of 1992, want to talk about your experiences during Hurricane Sandy or share your thoughts of an idyllic life watching the waterfowl on the bay, we want to hear from you.

Community History Night is free. Please register to share your Jamaica Bay story by contacting Dan Hendrick at jamaicabaylives@gmail.com or (917) 207-8715.

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.