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What a Weekend!

Enjoy live music and celebrations of Women’s History Month this weekend!

 

Saturday, March 16
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women of the SNCC
Meet three SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) women-- Dr. A. Leonara Taitt-Magubane, Muriel Tillinghast and Angeline Butler; the latter two are part of the 52 women whose personal stories are documented in Hands on the Freedom Plow, which documents the pivotal role women played early in the Civil Rights Movement.
2 p.m.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0700

Con Brio Ensemble Presents Classical Masterworks from Baroque to Impressionism
The Con Brio Ensemble performs Baroque and Romantic sonatas by Handel, Brahms and Meshibovsky, and Impressionist works by French composers Poulenc, Godard and Ravel.
2 p.m.
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard
718-651-1100

The Other Black New Yorkers: New Stories of Exceptional Women
This illustrated talk will feature the African-American history of New York City from Dutch colonialism to the present. We will highlight African-American women to the sound of a century of great music!
3:30 p.m.
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard
718-651-1100

QL International Resource Center Presents Marimba Music from Guatemala
The Guatemalan marimba, which can be large enough to accommodate four musicians at once and be heard in even the most remote regions of the country, expresses Guatemalan sentiment like no other instrument. The popular melodies, sentimental harmonies and dance rhythms played on it have their roots in African, Indian, and Creole sounds. Lira Huehueteca, directed by Osman Martinez, presents a concert of traditional music for it.
5 p.m.
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200
 

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