The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has announced its 2014 schedule of meetings. The WCHS generally meets at 1 PM on the last Wednesday of each month at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Bouelvard. Here are this year's meetings:
January 29 - Jason Antos - Queens Historican and author of "Images of America: Jackson Heights"
February 26 - In honor of Arts & Crafts Month (starts March 1st) Michelle Cook Lopez of Cook's Crafts will come and speak to our members.
March 26 - Protest & Celebration: Community Murals in New York City by Jane Weissman. An interesting topic, since we will be creating our own mural here in Woodhaven!
April 30 - There will be a showing of the film 14 Hours, which is based on a true story, and the man at the center of the story, Charles Glasco, was a resident of Woodhaven. We will be joined by his grandson, Charlie Marchello, who will speak about Mr. Glasco and the real-life event. Note: We will also have an evening showing of the film at 7 PM on the same date.
May 28 - Joe Raskin, author of The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System will join us to speak about the "dramatic stories behind the unbuilt or unfinished subway lines, shedding light on a significant part of New York City's history that has been almost completely ignored until now."
June 25 - Annual Penny Social Auction. This is a fun event. Members bring in items of interest, old and used (but mostly used) and you can win them. There's always fun, interesting items up for grabs!
July & August - Off for the Summer.
September 24 - Poerty 'n Pictures - A collaborative presentation between the Woodhaven Poetry Club and the Joe Vigrona Woodhaven Photography Club.
October 29 - Robert Cohen "Oh What a Charming City": New York City in Folk and Popular Song
November 12 - Eddie Costello Trash & Treasure Antique Roadshow. Our most popular annual event. Members of the WCHS are guaranteed one free appraisal. Non-members can get an appraisal, it time permits. Even if you don't bring an item for appraisal, it's fun to watch!
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party.
The WCHS also has a few projects it will be working on in the upcoming year, including one very large project involving a mural on Jamaica Avenue (mentioned above) - an announcment will be made on that very soon.
And the WCHS is also looking to schedule a few evening meetings (to be announced).
Interested in supporting the WCHS? Why not pick up a T-Shirt or a book? All proceeds go to the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society. Click here to order online.