May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Did you know that Chester Carlson invented the first photocopy on 37th and Broadway in Astoria, mere blocks from where our “Here & Gone” show will take place at Grove 34? And that, as noted by Bob Singleton from the Greater Astoria Historical Society,

The name ASTORIA was on the First Page of the Information Age.

This show is filled with FIRSTS. Our FIRST grant from Flushing Town Hall. This Queens Community Arts Grant sparked our FIRST team-up with the Greater Astoria Historical Society. As a result, for the FIRST time, our storytellers’ true tales are inspired by four Queens historical highlights from the GAHS archives.

First up, learn about Chester Carlson, and check back for more Queens “Here & Gone”  highlights soon!


Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)