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Date: Time Period: November 8, 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21220
Description: Marisa Gray who was born in Trinidad but lives in Queens now describes her food traditions in Trinidad and how they translate in Queens.
Authors: Athena Varnava
Date: December 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:21206
Description: Athena Varnava makes koupepia (stuffed grape leaves) and gemista (stuffed tomatoes and peppers) at her home in Auburndale. Athena was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus but moved to Queens when she w ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27847
Description: Ms. Hong notes that there is a glaring lack of community bond in the Korean American community in Queens. She claims that her evidence of this is the lack of volunteer culture within Korean community. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27849
Description: Ms. Hong moved to the United States with her two daughters in 1991. Ok-young’s sister had married an American citizen and settled in the country. Ok-young’s in-laws invited her to come to America. Ms. ... More
Authors: Chun-hee Kim
Date: August 1989
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:22033
Description: Kim Family vacation to the famed Luray Caverns in Virginia. From left to right are Yoo-rok Kim (daughter), Chun-Hee Kim, Yoo-ree Kim (daughter), and Choonsun Kim (husband).
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21215
Description: Athena Varnava describes learning to make koupepia (stuffed grape leaves) from her mother-in-law. She discusses where she shops for the ingredients and how grape leaves from Cyprus are very different ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18696
Description: Aravella Simotas discusses growing up in Astoria with a Greek background. Her parents always stressed the importance of keeping in touch with their culture and roots and sent their children to Greek s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20546
Description: Mr. Mohan states that during the 1970's, immigration was difficult unless you were a high level working professional. Eligible family members would sponsor each other to get green cards. Now this has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1965 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21259
Description: Athena Varnava, was born and raised in Cyprus living with her father, mother, grandmother, and two siblings . While growing up she picked up some healing and culinary traditions native to her family a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21595
Description: Daphne Pappaioanou talks about why she and her husband chose Astoria, Queens as a place to live after leaving her homeland in Greece. She and her daughter, Agnes Pappaioanou, discuss typical Greek mea ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960's-70's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34381
Description: Alex's family lived on the border of Queens and Long Island and his father hated commuting to Manhattan, though he loved his work for the UN. All his free time was focused on the kids. It was difficul ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34379
Description: Music was a huge part of Alex's life. As a family of 10 they could not afford to go to concerts, but he loved playing guitar and listening to records. You could buy records at Klien's or even at the C ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34382
Description: Alex played lots of sports as kid like stickball in the street. There were always lots of kids around, and on a Saturday morning he could wake up and find a group of kids on the corner, and they would ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34380
Description: Alex Tabaco grew up in on Langdale Street in New Hyde Park Queens on the border with Nassau County. In this interview, Alex speaks about his experience living in Queens in the 1960's and 70's as the o ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 1970
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26264
Description: Paul talks about daily family routines in his household growing up. His mom would come home around 3:00 pm to start cooking and his dad and grandparents all ate dinner together. He remembers this bein ... More