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Cultural Arts Programs

Apr
28
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Intermediate Korean

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Intermediate Korean covers phonetics, syntax, and vocabulary, with a focus on reading, listening, speaking, writing, and an overview of classical Korean literature.


Apr
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (VIII)-Six Degrees of Separation and Six Dimensions of perspectives

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The author will discuss his observations of American society and how people can communicate and understand better.


May
1
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
8
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old.


May
9
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This four-class series will give you a brief introduction to the history and evolution of Chinese calligraphy. Participants will be able to learn basic techniques of calligraphy structure and layout.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Poems of Light: A Photography Workshop

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Come and learn lighting concepts for digital photography and how to use this increasing the expression of your photographs.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Demonstration Lecture: The Expression of Emotion in Traditional Chinese Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturer: Huang, Chen-Ming with Chai-Found Music Workshop Musicans
Huang will introduce different characters of six iconic instruments in traditional sizhu: erhu ( fiddle), pipa ( lute), guzheng ( zither), yangqin ( Chinese hammered dulcimer), ruanxian ( or ruan, lute), and dizi ( flute). The musicans will also present a piece of works that demonstrate the characters of each instrument.


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Indian Storytelling through Classical Dance: “Kathak”

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the re-opening of the Ozone Park Library with Abha Bhatnager Roy and an evening of “kathak.” Kathak is a North Indian form of storytelling through classical dance.


Jun
28
6:00PM

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8:00PM

A Celebration of Gay Pride Month: Screening of "The Danish Girl"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Danish artist Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) challenges science and society to become the woman trapped inside of him, Lili Elbe. Winner of multiple international and national awards including an Oscar, "The Danish Girl" is based on the first sex confirmation surgery in recorded history [1930].

[Parental discretion advised: adult subject matter and brief nudity]


Welcome to Cultural Arts Programs

New Americans Program offers Cultural Arts programs celebrating the arts and literature of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens Communities. Programs are presented in the Central Library and in community libraries. Offerings include music, dance, drama performances, bilingual poetry, storytelling and crafts. Most cultural arts programs are bilingual in English and the language of the culture being showcased.

 

For further information, please contact:

Fred J. Gitner
Assistant Director of New Americans Program and International Relations
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Tel: (718) 990-0892
Fax: (718) 990-8626
E-mail: fred.j.gitner@queenslibrary.org