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Cultural Arts Programs

Jul
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ebru Art Classes with Mustafa Yasar (In Turkish and English)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn the Turkish art of ebru. Paper marbling (ebru) is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Individual sessions every Saturday, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 @ 2:30 p.m. Participants must register for each session starting two weeks ahead of the program date either in person at Sunnyside or by calling 718-784-3033. Limited to the first 10 applicants per session.

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

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Jul
23
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (XI): Lan Jiang and Nancy Wang

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lan Jiang and Nancy Wang, members of the New York Association of Chinese Women Writers will share with the audience their experience on writing the novels. Participants will be able to ask questions and purchase autographed copies.


Jul
25
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean Calligraphy Workshop

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Korean Calligraphy Workshop explores the tradition of artistic writing in Hanguel, the Korean alphabet.

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

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Jul
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

The Beauty of Korean Tea Culture & Tasting

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Join us for the Korean Tea Ceremony in the summer. Learn the art and culture of Korean Tea Ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ebru Art Class for Children with Mustafa Yasar (In Turkish and English)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn the Turkish art of Ebru. Marbling (ebru) is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Participants must register in person starting two weeks ahead of the program date. Open to children 5-14 years of age. Limited to the first 20 applicants. In Turkish and English.


Jul
29
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Korean Drum Workshop

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Explore of the world of traditional Korean Drumming! The drum workshop is to allow children and families to experience and explore new types of drum, rhythms, and beats.

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

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Aug
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn how to make Rasgulla: A traditional South Asian dessert (in English and Bengali)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Rasgulla is a special sweet in Bangladesh that people eat during Eid or other special holidays. It is made from ball-shaped dumplings of “chhena” (cottage cheese) and semolina dough cooked in light syrup made of sugar. Learn how to make this delicious treat, which is also famous in other South Asian countries. In English and Bengali.


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (XII): Lonely Manhattan by June He

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

"Lonely Manhattan" by June He is a fictional book based on the lives of Chinese immigrants in New York City. Participants will be able to ask questions and purchase autographed books.


Sep
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with a Lecture: Jewish Spirits in Afro-Brazilian Religions

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dedicated to Brazilian Independence Day, this multi-media presentation will look at interaction of Jewish and Brazilian cultures through the lenses of Umbanda, the Afro-Brazilian spirit possession religion. The presentation will include excerpts from video footage of Umbanda spirit possession ceremonies and Brazilian films with Jewish themes.


Sep
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Love in the Springtime with Galina Gerkel

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Galina Gergel sings classic Russian love songs dedicated to love and spring including operettas. She will, also, sing songs in other languages dedicated to the same theme. Galina will be accompanied on the violin by Eduard Nisimov.


Sep
28
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Music from Santo Domingo with Berto Reyes and his Band!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Berto Reyes and his Band will perform traditional music, known as perico ripiao, on the güira, drum and accordion. They will also play merengue típico, a traditional Dominican merengue, and merenhouse, a blend of merengue with American hip-hop and rap, with the added sounds of sax, bass and conga. Come to learn about and enjoy Dominican music.


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