Three of Queens' best known (and knowledgeable) historians will be coming to Woodhaven to square off in a game of Queens' Jeopardy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th at historic Neir's Tavern. The event is free and is brought to you by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, the Queens Library (Queens Memory Project) and the Queens Ledger (Leader-Observer). In addition to a full game of Jeopardy between the 3 historians, the audience will be asked to answer questions throughout the game to test their own knowledge!
About the contestants:
Kevin Walsh - Kevin is the historian webmaster behind the wildly successful and influential website Forgotten New York. In addition to leading walking tours all over New York City, Kevin has authored several books and New York and Queens, including his most recent Forgotten Queens.
Jason Antos - Jason has written several then and now books about Queens including ones about Flushing, Jackson Heights, Corona and Shea Stadium. Click here to see some of Jason's books.
Carl Ballenas - Carl is the very active historian at Maple Grove cemetery and has written several books, including ones on Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens and Maple Grove. Click here to see some of Carl's books!
This event will include a large-sized Jeopardy board and a few surprises along the way. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Come early and have dinner - Neir's has a terrific menu and lots of history to browse on the walls before the game starts!
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us (Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society) at 718-805-2002.