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Cultural Arts Programs

Mar
22
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

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Mar
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Women's History Month: Screening of Rebel - Loreta Velazquez

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Women's History Month with the screening of Maria Agui Carter's "Rebel - Loreta Velazquez." Disguised as a man and under the alias of Harry T. Buford, Velazquez fought in the civil war and scandalized America when she revealed her story in her 1876 memoir, "The Woman in Battle."


Mar
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.


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Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.


Mar
30
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #33: Live, Be Enthusiastic by Chen Jiu

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Writer Chen Jiu will share with you the deep experience in creation and observation for his new book, Live, Be Enthusiastic.


Apr
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #34: Bilingual Anthology of Chinese Poetry and more

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Coinciding with the National Poetry Month and the eve of the Flushing Poetry Festival, "English-Chinese Bilingual Poetry Collection," "13 Poets in New York," "Trio: Selected Works of Overseas Poets", and published poetry by poet Li Fei will be announced during the program.


Apr
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Easter Concert at Middle Village

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us in celebration of upcoming Easter with traditional folkloric music and songs sung in the different languages of Eastern Europe. Our guest is Katerina Visnjic, who was originally trained as a classical pianist, but also studied folk accordion. She has performed on Easter National Television several times as well as in concerts in New York and California. When she is not singing Katerina is a professor teaching physics at Princeton University.


May
12
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Make and Play Korean Traditional Instruments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have you ever had the chance to play Korean traditional instruments? This workshop is a great opportunity for students to learn more about Korean culture and arts through traditional musical instruments. This workshop aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional culture and arts in mainstream America. Come join us for a fun and interesting workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


May
17
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Chinese Crafts with Master Lu and Sharlene Chou

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

In the Chinese Calendar, it is the Year of the Pig. Master Lu and Sharlene Chou will create papercutting designs and teach you how to make whimsical, funny pig figurines made of real egg shells in order to celebrate the calendar year. Join us to learn about the Year of the Pig and take home your own papercutting design and egg-pig to display on your shelf.

Supplies are limited. On a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with a Film Screening: "Undiscovered Haiti" with Jose Andres

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown - and some say, the most beautiful - country in the Caribbean. While most Americans know Haiti only through its disasters (earthquake, hurricane, poverty), Jose explores the undiscovered Haiti.


May
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Learn How to Make: Korean Tea Cookies [Da-shik]

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Get a taste for Korea with our Korean tea cookie making workshop. Participants will learn how to make Da-shik; wonderfully light and mildly sweet, they melt-in-your mouth. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, these cookies were served with traditional tea and enjoyed only by the nobility and royalty. Come join us in this tasty workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


Jun
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Four Treasures ( Chinese Opera, Dance, and Folk Music)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Peking and Kun Opera, which includes exciting segments from well-known traditional opera pieces such as "The Monkey King”, “Peony Pavilion,” and operatic spectacles including the ribbon and sword dance. Our instrumental musical programs feature some of the most talented Chinese classical and folk musicians in the U.S. featuring gems performed on the shen, guzheng, pipa, and other traditional Chinese instruments.


Jun
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Russian Culture with Food and Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Russian culture with food and music. Master of the Guild of Jewish Artists Yevgeniya Rozentsvit invites you to a celebration of Russian cooking. Participants will have a chance to taste pancakes prepared by Ms. Rozentsvit and take a serving of dough to cook at home.
Bon appétit and have fun! June 6th @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Allegro Singers Presents a celebration of great Russian composer P. Tchaikovsky. June 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
8
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Eid Mubarak [A Celebration with Performances and Sweets]

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will entertain the audience with cheerful songs and dances. On this joyous occasion, they will offer samples of traditional Bangladeshi sweets and demonstrations of henna hand painting. Food and supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.


Jun
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate EID [Henna Hand Painting Workshop with Anowara Ahmed]

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Henna is a product that is 100% natural. Made from a powder derived from the leave of the henna plant, it is mixed with lemon juice and lavender or tea tree oil. Anowara Ahmed is a henna hand painting artist with years of experience. Please join us for this workshop.


Jun
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with Chanel International

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Transgender performer Chanel International, born and raised in Spanish Harlem, has performed as a female impersonator and dazzled audiences in gay clubs around the country. Join her and some of her friends for a performance and discussion about their transgender lifestyle. A question and answer session will follow the show.


Jun
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Music, Crafts, and Food

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with a flag making workshop at 12-1:30 p.m., and food tasting [a delicious Filipino sweet: guinataan, made of tubers, coconut, and tapioca] from 1:30-2:00. Our finale will be a brief lecture on Filipino history followed by a traditional musical performance from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Food and supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions from tasting food.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate EID and Make Rasgulla (Traditional dessert) In English and Bengali

Location: Woodside
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. This program is in English and Bengali.


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