Join Us in June for Queens Rising!

Join us this June for Queens Rising, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight our borough’s culture and creative diversity!

We’re proud to be one of the founding partners of Queens Rising, and we look forward to bringing you great in-person and virtual programming as part of this month-long initiative.

Learn more about our Queens Rising programs by clicking the links below, and learn more about the other Queens Rising partners and events at

Queens Rising’s lead sponsor is Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. Major support is provided by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, Resorts World NYC, and the Max and Selma Kupferberg Family Foundation.


Queens Rising Programs at QPL

Japanese Culture through Dance by Sachiyo Ito, Parts 1 & 2
Wednesdays, June 1 and 8, 11am, Virtual

Kickoff to Pride Month: Love Wins Food Pantry Meal Giveaway
Wednesday, June 1, 3pm, Langston Hughes Library

Kickoff to Pride Month: Art Exhibit
Wednesday, June 1, 6pm, Langston Hughes Library

Kickoff to Pride Month: Hair Show
Wednesday, June 1, 6pm, Langston Hughes Library

Black Music Month Series
Thursdays, June 2-30, 6pm, Langston Hughes Library

Looking Ahead: Queens Memory Podcast Episode 8 Listening Party
Thursday, June 2, 6pm, Jackson Heights Library

Teen 3D Design: Flushing Architecture
Thursday, June 2, 6pm, Flushing Library

Summer Reading Series for Children with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Fridays, June 3-17, 5pm, YouTube Live

Pride Month: Drag Story Hour
Friday, June 3, 3:30pm, Jackson Heights Library
Tuesday, June 7, 4pm, Elmhurst Library
Saturday, June 11, 2pm, Hunters Point Library
Friday, June 17, 4pm, Woodside Library

Korean Arts and Crafts for the Entire Family with Soh Young Lee-Segredo
Friday, June 3, 4pm, Bayside Library
Monday, June 6, 4pm, Sunnyside Library
Wednesday, June 8, 4pm, Douglaston Library
Friday, June 10, 4pm, McGoldrick Library

CreArtBox Live Podcast & Music Series
Saturday, June 4, 3:30pm, Hunters Point Library

Pride Month: My Pride Story Showcase
Saturday, June 4, 3pm, Jackson Heights Library

Oceans of Possibilities: New York Aquarium's Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Monday, June 6, 6:30pm, Virtual

Celebration of Diversity Highlighting the Festivals of Bangladesh
Tuesday, June 7, 6pm, Facebook Live

Origami: Flexagon Moves Forever
Wednesday, June 8, 3:30pm, Virtual

Good for Your Soul: A Cooking Show with Chef and Artist Josefina Bahamondes
Wednesday, June 8, 6pm, Virtual

Oceans of Possibilities: Harbor Views of NY, Part 2 with Oscar Israelowitz
Wednesday, June 8, 7pm, Virtual

Pride Month: The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas
Thursday, June 9, 6pm, Virtual

The Greatest Inheritance: Queens Memory Podcast Episode 9 Listening Party
Thursday, June 9, 6pm, 34th Ave Open Street (34th Avenue between 69th and 70th Streets), Jackson Heights

The Beauty and The Spirit of Korea with KTMDC Dance Group
Thursday, June 9, 6pm, Virtual

"People," An Outdoor Multimedia Experience
Thursday, June 9, 8pm, Hunters Point Library

Storytime about Diversity and Immigration in Queens
Friday, June 10, 3:30pm, Virtual

Juneteenth Forum: History, Traditions, and A Case for Reparations
Monday, June 13, 8pm, Virtual

Live Talk from Queens with Ralph McDaniels & Artist Sherwin Banfield
Tuesday, June 14, 3pm, Instagram Live

Sankofa Series: Deep Dive — Negro Spirituals and The Blues
Tuesday, June 14, 4pm, Langston Hughes Library

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana presents Tablao Flamenco
Tuesday, June 14, 6pm, Facebook Live

Juneteenth: Black Dolls, A Virtual Presentation with the New York Historical Society
Tuesday, June 14, 6pm, Virtual

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas with Gal Beckerman
Friday, June 17, 7pm, Facebook Live & YouTube Live

Queens Memory Live
Tuesday, June 21, 4pm, Travers Park, Jackson Heights

Sankofa Series: Bring Your Own Joy with Nikki Williams
Tuesday, June 21, 4pm, Langston Hughes Library

Synagogues of Western Europe with Oscar Israelowitz
Tuesday, June 21, 6pm, Virtual

Pride Month: Following the Beat: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs
Friday, June 24, 7pm, Facebook Live & YouTube Live

Greek Music Through the Ages with Areti and Makaria
Monday, June 27, 5pm, Facebook Live

The Water Brought Us with Artist Laura R. Gadson
Wednesday, June 29, 7pm, Virtual

Oceans of Possibilities: Literary Thursdays: Jacquelyn Mitchard and "Two If By Sea"
Thursday, June 30, 4pm, Virtual