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Cultural Arts Programs

May
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (IX)-Shanghai, Forever Lost

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Shanghai, Forever Lost is a nonfiction book based on the true stories and events of the author's grandmother and mother. Participants will be able to ask questions and purchase autographed copies.


May
30
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This four-class series will give you a brief introduction to the history and evolution of Chinese calligraphy. Participants will be able to learn basic techniques of calligraphy structure and layout.


Jun
1
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Learn how to make Mi Yuk Nang-che (Sea Weed Soup)

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to make Mi Yuk Nang-che (Sea Weed Soup) . Mi Yuk Guk, a summer soup, is served cold or at room temperature and is made with seaweed and cucumber. This dish is full of vitamins and minerals. Korean salad will be made with many well-known Korean vegetables and served with homemade dressing. Come and cool yourself with healthy taste of Korea!

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Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

First Anniversary and Showcase for Summer 2017 by SinoArtists Center

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the first anniversary of the SinoArtist Center, their members will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances and music.


Jun
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Poems of Light: A Photography Workshop

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Come and learn lighting concepts for digital photography and how to use this increasing the expression of your photographs.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
5
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Elementary Korean

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

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

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

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

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

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Jun
10
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Chinese Tea Culture

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

You will learn a brief history of tea and the role it plays in Chinese society. You will also have an opportunity to taste it.


Jun
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Haitian Storytelling, Songs and Movement with Goussy Célestin

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Haitian Storytelling, Songs and Movement with Goussy Célestin, a Brooklyn-born Haitian American artist, seamlessly weaves the roles of pianist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and dancer.


Jun
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Indian Storytelling through Classical Dance: “Kathak”

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the re-opening of the Ozone Park Library with Abha Bhatnager Roy and an evening of “kathak.” Kathak is a North Indian form of storytelling through classical dance.


Jun
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Indian Storytelling through Classical Dance: “Kathak”

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the re-opening of the Ozone Park Library with Abha Bhatnager Roy and an evening of “kathak.” Kathak is a North Indian form of storytelling through classical dance.


Jun
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Ginger's Dance Studio was created in 2003 to promote arts, culture and health in the Chinese community.


Jun
28
6:00PM

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8:00PM

A Celebration of Gay Pride Month: Screening of "The Danish Girl"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Danish artist Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) challenges science and society to become the woman trapped inside of him, Lili Elbe. Winner of multiple international and national awards including an Oscar, "The Danish Girl" is based on the first sex confirmation surgery in recorded history [1930].

[Parental discretion advised: adult subject matter and brief nudity]


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