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Cultural Arts Programs

Mar
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Woodside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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.


Mar
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

A Festival of Yiddish Culture!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is extremely proud to present its first ever festival dedicated solely to Yiddish Culture. We have brought together the very best Yiddish entertainers in New York City! Join us every Monday and the last Thursday in March for an evening of laughter, knowledge and entertainment.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Urdu Beginner Conversation Class for Adults

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This class taught by a native Urdu speaker introduces the basic elements of the Urdu language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic vocabulary related to greeting, how to introduce oneself, how to express likes and dislikes, etc. Develop basic listening and speaking skills and learn more about cultural aspects of Pakistan. Register online.

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

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Mar
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.


Mar
31
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.

FlushingFri, Apr 7, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 14, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 21, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 28, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM

Apr
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

An Afternoon of Nepali Music and Dance

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Please join Nepalese musician Bimal Budathoki and his band for an evening of folk music and dance from Nepal known as Tamang Selo, Maithili, and Dohori. This music relies on instruments such as the madal [a small drum], flute, harmonium and other percussion effects.


Apr
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

A Festival of Russian Culture!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library presents a festival dedicated to Russian Culture. We will have a different artist and performer every Monday and Thursday of the first two weeks in April.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Serbian Easter Celebration

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

I. Serbian Easter Concert. Traditional instruments include the accordion, violin, frula (a kind of flute), and tambura (a cousin of the guitar). II. Serbian Easter Refreshments. An important part of celebrating Easter in Serbian households is food. Join us for a brief, but informative discussion of some of the foods that Serbians eat during Easter. You will be able to sample pastries, cookies and delicious fruit juices popular in Serbia.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

An Easter Celebration with Polish Singer Piotr Rudzinski

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Piotr Rudzinski is a talented actor, guitarist and singer from Poland. Mr. Rudzinski is dedicated to the promotion of Polish culture in the U.S through his poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds from Poland.


Apr
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Beauty of Korean Tea Culture & Tasting

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The English word for 'tea' is ‘cha’ in Korean. ‘Naturalism’ and ‘Substantialism’ are the two most emphasized and underlying philosophies throughout the 1,400-year-old Korean tradition of tea culture. Korean tea culture is natural, simple and soothing.


Apr
10
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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


Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Bangla New Year with Music, Song, Dance and Henna Hand Painting

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

2:00-4:00 p.m.: Henna Hand Painting Workshop with Anowara Ahmed* (Main Floor); 4:00-5:00 p.m.:
Bangla Music, Song and Dance by Rongaloy (2nd Floor)
*Limited to the first 30 guests. On a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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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.


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