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Cultural Arts Programs

Sep
22
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Learning Korean with K-POP

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 22, 2017
Availability: 14 openings

Learning Korean with K-POP is designed to provide Korean lessons through a very unique and easy way for all Korean learners.
Music and singing make a huge difference in learning a new language. Knowledge of Korean Alphabet or/and knowing K-POP is not required for this class. Online registration or call 718-990-8569.

FlushingFri, Sep 29, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 6, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 13, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 20, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 27, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 3, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 17, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 24, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Dec 1, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM

Sep
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocaburary and grammar will be covered in this 10 weeks program.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean III

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

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary and grammar will be covered in this 10 week program.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Haegeum workshop [In Korean and English]

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The haegeum (Hangul: 해금) is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. In this workshop, our instructor, MinKyung Park, will introduce you to the haegeum.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theater Troupe Workshop: Shadow Puppets

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

The Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theater Troupe Workshop will help you make shadow puppets that you get to keep. You will have a choice of the Monkey or Ox Devil King. Supplies are strictly limited. On a first-come, first-served basis to the first 30 guests.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Workshop: Making of Hanji (Traditional Korean Paper)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hands-on Hanji (traditional Korean paper) workshop at Flushing Library.
Not ordinary paper, Hanji has a life span of a 1,000 years!
Artist Youngmi Chang will not only teach you how to make Hanji- you will als, learn how the different processes have an impact on the finished product and the way the paper should be used.


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.


Sep
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Flamenco and la Ida y Vuelta (Round Trip)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Flamenco Latino will present a program of dance and music called “Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta (Round Trip),” which includes traditional styles from Andalucia such as Sevillanas, Alegrias and Bulerias. The “Ida y Vuelta” genre includes tangos, flamencos and rumba flamenca, significant components of contemporary flamenco. These styles brought syncopation and Caribbean melodies into flamenco.


Oct
1
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk XIII

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Jialu Mi’s two books The Dao and the Routes: Mirage and Transfiguration in East-West Poetics and The Dao and the Routes: Hallucinogen and Spectrality in East-West Poetics were published by Show we Publishing House in Taiwan. The two books consist of critical essays on world literature, cinema, arts, new media, critical theory and philosophy the author wrote in his past 30 years of research.


Oct
5
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Workshop on Mexican Appetizers with Margarita Larios [en español]

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Margarita Larios will instruct participants on the fine art of Mexican cuisine with a workshop on the preparation of Mexican appetizers. The chef will provide the instructions and the ingredients for you to prepare it in the library and boil it at home. Finished appetizers will be available for tasting!


Oct
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Guillermo and Gabriel Ariza Perform Rumba Flamenca and Other Latin Rhythms

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Guillermo and Gabriel Ariza where born in Cartagena, Colombia. As children, the gifted twins performed in local gigs and as they grew, so did their interest and passion for music. They moved to New York to pursue their dreams and have entertained audiences here in various venues, including Univision’s "Sabado gigante" and "El Show de Cristina."


Oct
10
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Workshop on Mexican Appetizers with Margarita Larios [en español]

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Margarita Larios will instruct participants on the fine art of Mexican cuisine with a workshop on the preparation of Mexican appetizers. The chef will provide the instructions and the ingredients for you to prepare it in the library and boil it at home. Finished appetizers will be available for tasting!


Oct
19
7:00PM

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8:00PM

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

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Rosa Tatuata ( 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!


Nov
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Author Talk: "The German Girl" [In English]

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This stunningly beautiful debut novel tells the story of Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl who flees Nazi Germany with her family and best friend only to discover the asylum they have been promised is an illusion.


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