Maspeth living room is transformed into a Thanksgiving
dining room that can seat visiting family. Tribune
photo By Brian M. Rafferty
is known across the world as being the place where
cultures come together to work and live side-by-side,
where new immigrants take their spots next to
the second and third-generations Americans to
have a better life than the ones they were living
in their countries of origin.
Immigrants bring with them customs that become
a vibrant part of the borough's landscape - a
key part to the borough's traditions.
In these pages you'll find out how the customs
of our newest residents are incorporated into
our ever-evolving traditions - as well as what
they keep, what they lose and what they change
to fit their new environment.
After all, our traditions in Queens are ones of
assimilation, of education and of evolution. We
come together to become something stronger than
the sum of our parts, to write our own history
and to establish our own traditions.
Turn the page and take a glimpse at how our traditions
continue to evolve.