Culture Connection 5th Anniversary Concerts!

Culture Connection, the program that brings NYC’s artistic talent to Queens, is turning five this year!

To celebrate, we're hosting a star-studded series of five concerts at five different library locations this October.

Get your taste of musical magic at these exciting events featuring a Broadway star and rising singers and musicians.

Thank you to everyone who's joined us for Culture Connection over the past five years, and don't miss these wonderful anniversary concerts!




The Richie Goods Project
Saturday, October 6, 1pm to 2:30pm

Langston Hughes Community Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Bassist Richie Goods, founder of The Goods Project, is one of the most sought-after musicians today, both in the recording studio and on the international stage. Goods has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and with pop music icons like Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys. Get Your Free Tickets.


From Havana to Broadway
Saturday, October 13, 2pm to 4pm
Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

There will be fireworks with this soulful fusion of two musical empires and traditions! Acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Dayramir Gonzalez and his backing band Habana enTRANCe will join Broadway star Alton Fitzgerald White for this anniversary spectacular. Get Your Free Tickets.


"Give My Regards to Broadway"
Saturday, October 20, 2:30pm to 4pm
Glen Oaks Library

256-04 Union Turnpike

Alicia Krakauer will take you on a journey through a century of theater music, performing songs from the Jazz Age of the 1920s to the present day. She will sing standards that we all know and love, and a few lesser-known gems, too, from Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and many more. Get Your Free Tickets.


The Wayne Tucker Quintet
Thursday, October 25, 6pm to 7:30pm
Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach

Wayne Tucker is a trumpet player, composer, and arranger based in New York City. Wayne has played with many of today's current jazz stars, including Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Cyrille Aimee, and with pop stars such as Taylor Swift, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons, and Ne-Yo. Get Your Free Tickets.


Siren Songs with Jackie Gage
Sunday, October 28, 2pm to 3:30pm
Flushing Library

41-17 Main Street

With a velvet voice, rich and smooth as a fine wine, Jackie Gage is an emerging vocal star on the New York City jazz scene. Channeling torch singers of decades past, Jackie will bring our audience on an emotive journey of love and loss. Registration is not required for this program. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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