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THIS WEEKEND @ Queens Library

A free men’s health screening event, live Italian cabaret music, tracing Islam’s influence on the blues, Hatian dance music, a celebration of Russian culture,  and more!

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

 

Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Event and Health Fair
Come to First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica (located at 89-60 164th Street) for free breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by free health screenings from 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Free HIV and blood glucose screenings and health information will also be available. Prostate cancer screenings are provided by New York- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Join us!
9 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
89-60 164th Street, Jamaica
718-990-0700

 


What's That Sound? Be the Orchestra!
Queens Symphony Orchestra invites children age 6 and up and their parents to "be the orchestra." Bring back the percussion, woodwind, string and brass instruments you made in previous sessions and take part in a performance led by music director Constantine Kitsopoulos.
11 a.m.
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

 


Cabaret Italian Style with Castorina and Rose
Take a tour of Italy in song with memorable selections like "O sole mio," O mio babbino caro," "Roman Guitar" and more, all written, produced or sung by someone Italian.
1:30 p.m.
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

 


Islam and the Blues with Dr. Sylviane Diouf
Through images and recordings, award-winning historian Sylviane Diouf illustrates how the blues, which originated in the American South, might have evolved from the techniques of the recitation of the Qur'an and the call to prayer in West Africa.
2 p.m.
Central Library
718-990-0700

 

Lincoln Center Local HD: Kristin Chenoweth in "The Dames of Broadway… All of ’Em!"
Lincoln Center Education continues its tradition of bringing the best of Lincoln Center to local libraries via a new high-definition screening series. This month's video presentation features Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth offering a fond salute to the great ladies and show-stopping scene stealers of Broadway, creating a night at once intimate and filled with “Broadway razzle dazzle.”
2:30 p.m.
Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834

 


Lincoln Center Local HD: Patina Miller
Lincoln Center Education continues its tradition of bringing the best of Lincoln Center to local libraries via a new high-definition screening series from January to June, with select screenings featuring a special preshow event, appearance or workshop. This month enjoy Patina Miller in her first concert special featuring music ranging from classic R&B to the best of Broadway.
3 p.m.
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison
718-821-4770

 


Music of Colombia by Folklore Urbano
Folklore Urbano uses traditional instruments to celebrate the history and culture of Colombia through its music. Led by innovative bandleader Pablo Mayor, Folklore Urbano promotes educational outreach programs and music residencies, in addition to introducing Colombian music on the world stage.
3 p.m.
Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
718-784-3033

 

 

 


SUNDAY, APRIL 6

 

Russian Festival 2014: A Celebration of Russian Culture!
12:30. - Create a "nevalyashka" bobbling doll with Russian artisan Yevgeniya Rozentsvit.* 2:00 p.m. - Classical pianist Michael Bulychev-Okser plays music of Russian masters. 3:30 p.m. - Barynya Ensemble performs a dazzling finale of Russian song, dance and music . *Supplies are limited.
12:30 p.m.
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

 


Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Tabou Combo
Haitian dance band Tabou, with roots from around the world, serves a hot mix of grooves and textures in English, Spanish, French and their native Creole.
3 p.m.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0700

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