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Cultural Arts Programs

Oct
22
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Sewing with Shahnaz

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn and practice basic sewing skills with our resident artist Shahnaz. Supplies will be provided, but are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. For 6th grade and up.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-461-1616.

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

Additional Dates


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Oct
26
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

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

Additional Dates


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. For free tickets, visit https://endoflifeplanning.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Nov
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

China Today: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

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

This series of four classes will focus on Chinese calligraphy techniques, introducing a comprehensive overview of calligraphy structure and basic layout using multimedia teaching methods. All materials will be provided. This program is limited to 20 participants and they are expected to attend all four sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join the Forest Hills Library, Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), and Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI) as they celebrate Diwali. There will be a special performance by "Gaurav Venkateswar“. His musical inspiration is born from his South Asian heritage as well as musical genres around the world.


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (31): Kevin Ge and His Essays on Japan

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

"True Love with No Trace" recalled Wenchao's study abroad life in Japan and his experience in New York for many years. Please join us for the book discussion.


Nov
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library: Henna hand painting* with Anowara Ahmed at 1pm and classical dances of southern India with the Sadhanalaya Dance School at 3pm.
* Supplies are limited. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: An Italian Christmas Celebration!

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join Rosa Tatuata for an afternoon concert celebration of Christmas songs from Sicily and Southern Italy. Enjoy the festive music and folk instruments that have been a Christmas tradition for centuries and are still a vibrant and beloved part of modern day Christmas celebrations. Come meet our zampognaro, the bagpiper whose presence is identified with Christmas music throughout Southern Italy.


Dec
15
1:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Celebrate a Filipino Christmas with Queens Library!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

1. Filipino Christmas Caroling
2. Parol making demonstration: Parol is a Christmas Lantern, a traditional iconic symbol of the Filipino Christmas Spirit.
3. Spice of Life: How to make puto maya, sweet sticky rice with fresh mangoes cooked in coconut milk.


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