September 30th was an awesome day for the students in the History of the Community class, because we sort of got to make a difference in people’s days. We made our way to the Bowne House for an event where the restoration of the Bowne House was going to be announced. It was kicked off with Talia’s wonderful performance of “America” and we got to hear a few words from some important people including John Liu himself.
It was all fun and good, but the part I’ll remember most was getting interviewed by the man from WCBS 880. We were just there, minding our own business, (We were holding up the first paragraph of the Remonstrance) and the reporter comes over and starts asking us questions about what we were holding, how we did it, what the steps were, if we had to look up words, why we did it, if we live in Flushing, Did we know anything about Flushing’s history before this and other questions like that. I was pretty nervous, but at the same time, I was excited because I was getting interviewed!