Greater Astoria Historical Society
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unknown, 1924

Once the East River Gas Company, now the Quinn Building, the four story 35-20 Broadway is a loft building made of reinforced concrete: one of the largest buildings in Astoria. The top floor is home to the Greater Astoria Historical Society where 10 permanent and rotating exhibits in a Lecture Hall and Galleries showcase New York's other city—Long Island City!   

Special Exhibit Emerging Artists: “East of East River” by Vikram Dogra
For more than ten years Vikram Dogra has walked the streets of Astoria and Long Island City to capture the images of everyday life. His compositions are near perfect, the colors are vibrant. Come look down these our streets with new eyes and see your neighborhood as never before! Purchase a copy of his book “East of East River.”

Special Exhibit Emerging Artists: “The Twilight of Bush Terminal” by Shunsuke Takino
Photographer Shunsuke Takino documentary of Industry City’s ghosts is a place of sharp contrast to the New York that most people sees or thinks of. It is a world of shattered windows and broken pipes, of office detritus scattered among scrawled obits of the unforgotten. It is also a study of hope and the unknown – a place where the future could erupt in a moment. Shun’s work, as well as his collaboration with the legendary tour guide, Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York, will be on display in a separate exhibit for Open House New York Weekend.

Gallery Tours will explore the following exhibits:
- The Jewish Community of L.I.C. / The Triboro Theater
- Peeking through the Keyhole – Long Island City Life (1920 – 1950)
- The Lent-Riker House – Oldest Residence in N.Y.C. (c. 1660) by Marion Smith
- What were their names? – A tribute to the workers of L.I.C. by Holly &  Bobby Andrew
- The Long Island City Fire Department / Long Island City  Industry—Ronzoni  (Sono Buoni!)
- The Steinway Piano Factory by Carolina Velez / 1879 Steinway Square Piano / Steinway Factory Tools

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Gallery tours will take place at 1 and 4pm on both days.

Special Gallery Lecture: Inside Steinway: Home of ‘The Immortals’ is presented by Greater Astoria Historical Society’s veteran public tour guides at the Steinway Piano Factory. Many images are from the collection of the late Henry Z. Steinway. Lectures will take place at 2:30pm on both days.

 

Image Credit: Greater Astoria Historical Society