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Cultural Arts Programs

Sep
26
4:00PM

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old. For a complete listing of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, visit https://queenslib.org/hispanicheritage2018.


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

My Grandfather Don Quixote

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Two children used to modern technology are taught by their grandfather that if they use their imagination, reading can be a lot of fun. For a complete listing of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, visit https://queenslib.org/hispanicheritage2018.


Oct
1
6:00PM

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Chef Margarita Larios

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn to prepare delicious enchiladas made of a corn tortilla rolled around and filled with chicken or vegetables, we will use three different types of sauces, sprinkled with lettuce, cheese and cream. Limited Supplies, on a first come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses resulting from tasting the food. For a complete listing of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, visit https://queenslib.org/hispanicheritage2018.


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Oct
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Sewing with Shahnaz

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn and practice basic sewing skills with our resident artist Shahnaz. Supplies will be provided, but are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. For 6th grade and up.

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Oct
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Rosa Tatuata ( and Michela Musolino; Phil Passantino; Charlie Rutan; & JP Panettieri ) for an afternoon concert of folk and roots music from Sicily and Southern Italy: songs to make your heart sing and your feet dance!


Oct
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (30): Poet Joan Xie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Joan Xie is a prolific writer of poetry and essays, published several poetry collections in the past. Please join the discussion on her latest poetry collections "NOTHING MADE ME HAPPIER THAN FINDING THESE OBJECTS" and "THIRTEEN LEAVES" on October 6.


Oct
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Quinoa Superfood, healthy and delicious with Christina Camacho

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Please join nutritionist Christina Camacho for a food preparation and tasting workshop. We will be preparing a healthy and delicious adaptation of traditional fried rice using quinoa, vegetables, and scrambled eggs. For a complete listing of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, visit https://queenslib.org/hispanicheritage2018.


Oct
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

How End-of-Life Planning Can Give Your Life New Meaning Now

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

When Fay Hoh Yin expressed her end-of-life wishes to daughter, Monona, in 2015 their relationship and lives improved. Miraculously, she recovered from near-death and the two have since published Fay’s memoirs, "Riding with the Wind," which they will share, followed by an interactive session to discuss end of life issues. We will be playing the “Go Wish” game. For free tickets, visit https://endoflifeplanning.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join the Forest Hills Library, Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), and Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI) as they celebrate Diwali. There will be a special performance by "Gaurav Venkateswar“. His musical inspiration is born from his South Asian heritage as well as musical genres around the world.


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