Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor: Ari

Hear from Ari, one of our Generation Q program participants!

A Conversation With Your Neighbor: Rich Wandel

We have a special edition of our Meet Your Neighbor series featuring Rich Wandel, a Queens Center for Gay Seniors Program Participant!

Meet Your Neighbor: Brenda Adams

Hear from Brenda Adams, one of QCH’s Queens Connect program participants!

Meet Your Neighbor: Jay

"I've never really been a social person. I was an outcast at school and at home, so I spent a lot of time indoors alone. As I was growing more into myself I began wanting to watch LGBTQ media and learn up on history.

Pride Month Edition of Meet Your Neighbor: Richard

“I was there when there was a demonstration of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance back in Times Square where there were a lot of arrests going on at the time.

Pride Month Edition of Meet Your Neighbor: Randy

“I didn’t hear about Stonewall until after it happened. I remember the riot in ’69, but I’ve never been there. When I heard about the backlash against the police, I was surprised! This was a monumental thing.

Pride Month Edition of Meet Your Neighbor: Connie

“I was having a birthday party at Bonnie and Clyde’s. Gladys was in the corner and smiled. She has a beautiful smile. I asked my friend Vicki ‘who’s that?’ She said ‘you don’t want to know her because she doesn’t speak English.’ I left it at that. I was more interested in my party.

Meet Your Neighbor: Seku Burris

Meet Break Dancer Seku Burris, a QCH participant who’s been dancing at our community center since 2012!

Meet Your Neighbor: Joel Urbaneja

"I grew up with strong family values ​​and the great examples of my mother and my brother. I’ve encountered the violence that any child may experience while living in a poor neighborhood in the capital of Venezuela. 

Meet Your Neighbor: Diana Walcott

My family has a long-term appreciation for Queens Community House's (QCH) presence in Forest Hills; our now teenaged daughter had been enrolled in the QCH Early Childhood Center.

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