The Queens Library and Jamaica Bay Lives are inviting the community to help to document the history of Jamaica Bay and Superstorm Sandy by sharing stories about life in and around Jamaica Bay, now and in decades gone by, during “Community History Night,” April 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Queens Library at Broad Channel, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard.
Organized by the Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives, the public is invited to bring old family photographs and home movies, and tell stories on camera to help preserve the community’s history at this important time.
From filmmaker Dan Hendrick, who is filming a history of Jamaica Bay:
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 Hendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 207-8715.