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Cultural Arts Programs

Aug
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Korean Calligraphy Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn calligraphy from a Korean master and experience the beauty and art of this traditional art form done on special traditional Korean paper. Write your name. Do you want to keep it? Please join us!


Sep
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Join Katya & Friends For A Wonderful Evening Of Your Favorite Russian & American Songs

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Katya & Friends for a wonderful evening of your favorite Russian & American songs:
"It was in the Early Spring" by Tchaikovsky; "On the Hills of Georgia" by Rimsky-Korsakov; "Santa Lucia," "Oh, Lady be Good" by Gershwin; "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady by Loewe;
famous duets "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni by Mozart, and "Love Unspoken" from The Merry Widow, & many more.


Sep
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con la chef peruana Ana Tinco

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Learn about and savor some of the delicious dishes of Peru with Chef Ana Tinco.


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Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Broadway
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.


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

My Grandfather Don Quixote

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Two children used to modern technology are taught by their grandfather that if they use their imagination, reading can be a lot of fun.


Oct
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Chef Margarita Larios

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn to prepare delicious enchiladas made of a corn tortilla rolled around and filled with chicken or vegetables, we will use three different types of sauces, sprinkled with lettuce, cheese and cream. Limited Supplies, on a first come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses resulting from tasting the food.


Oct
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Rosa Tatuata ( and Michela Musolino; Phil Passantino; Charlie Rutan; & JP Panettieri ) for an afternoon concert of folk and roots music from Sicily and Southern Italy: songs to make your heart sing and your feet dance!


Oct
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

How End-of-Life Planning Can Give Your Life New Meaning Now

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

When Fay Hoh Yin expressed her end-of-life wishes to daughter, Monona, in 2015 their relationship and lives improved. Miraculously, she recovered from near-death and the two have since published Fay’s memoirs, "Riding with the Wind," which they will share, followed by an interactive session to discuss end of life issues. We will be playing the “Go Wish” game.


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