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QPL & Queens Memory:
Women’s History Month Sweepstakes

During the month of March, for Women’s History Month, we want you to take a selfie at a place named after a notable woman in Queens!

Search the hundreds of entries on the Queens Name Explorer website to find the person you want to honor. 

Your selfie could be from a place like The Helen Marshall Playground, named after the educator, organizer, and Queens Borough President. It could be at P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan, named after the former principal who led the school from 1974 to 1980. Or you could strike a pose at Gwen Ifill Park in Rochdale, named after the groundbreaking journalist. And there are so many more to choose from!

Whatever wonderful woman you decide to honor with your selfie, tag @queensmemory in your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter post and use the hashtag #WHMQueens, and we will enter you into a sweepstakes drawing to win a 2019 edition, 20” x 20” print of the “City of Women” map, originally printed in the book Nonstop Metropolis by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Good luck, and snap those selfies all month long!

Remember to click the “Add/Edit” button on the Queens Name Explorer site if you have photos or stories about any of the women (and men) honored with named places in Queens. These are people who have shaped our communities and left a legacy we want to capture!

View the Official Sweepstakes Rules here.