Queens Name Explorer Walking Tour: Hunters Point and LIC

Long Island City, Queens

Hunters Point's South Park overlook with the East River and NYC skyline in the background
Credit: Ben Helmer

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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This fall, the Queens Memory Project at Queens Public Library is launching the Queens Name Explorer, an interactive archival map and crowdsourcing campaign to uncover the stories behind the borough’s named streets, schools, buildings, parks, and monuments. Through our walking tour series for OHNY Weekend, we’ll bring this data to life by highlighting named places in different neighborhoods. The Hunters Point and Long Island City walking tour will be led by QPL librarian Daniela Trapani.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

The walking tour will begin outside the Hunters Point Community Library.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, a series examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.

Radical Knowledge is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library.