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Happening This Weekend!

Introduce your children to the joys of drumming, celebrate Cinco de Mayo, enjoy Polish song and dance, and get your kids involved with the Big Read of Fahrenheit 451.

Saturday, May 11
Just Jammin': Jamaica Drum Jam Presents an Interactive Concert for All Ages
Percussionists of Jamaica Drum Jam perform an array of cultural rhythms and members of the audience join in with small hand-held percussion instruments.
2 p.m.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0700

In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo: Traditional Music and Dance of Veracruz
Radio Jarocho is a New York City-based group devoted to the "son jarocho" and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed in 2005, Radio Jarocho has performed in music venues and festivals in New York, Washington D.C. and Boston.
3 p.m.
Broadway
40-20 Broadway
718-721-2462

Polish American Folk Dance Company
Founded in 1938 and now marking its 75th anniversary, the Company is dedicated to preserving and promoting Polish culture through song and dance. It performs traditional Polish folk dance and sings traditional songs in costumes (over 600 pieces) that are hand sewn in Poland of the same materials used for centuries.
5 p.m.
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451"
What book would you want to save if all books were illegal? See and hear the struggles of one man faced with this dilemma in this performance of Ray Bradbury's classic novel about the unending fight against censorship. “The Big Read," www.neabigread.org, is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
2 p.m.
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street
718-821-4770

Sun, 2013-05-12 17:53