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Cultural Arts Programs

May
26
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (26): Poetry Quartets

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Chinese poets Wang Yu, Yan Li, Paul Qiu, and Hong Junzhi debuts their poetry works one month after the Flushing Poetry Festival. Four poets in two generations will discuss poetry writing in their life and read poems.


May
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Spring with Chef Ana Tinco! [Peruvian Dish: Causa Limeña]

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make and have the opportunity to taste Causa Limeña. This pre-Columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru.


May
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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 II is NOT required.

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May
31
3:45PM

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5:15PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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 the language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners II is NOT required.

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

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Jun
1
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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 II is NOT required.

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

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Jun
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Ginger's Dance Studio was created in 2003 to promote arts, culture, and health in the Chinese community.


Jun
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Come and Practice your English Skills

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

During the class, students will learn conversational English, speech and diction (pronunciation), and grammar. They will also learn figurative language to be able to compose a one-page poem about the immigration experience. One class will be allocated for students to learn to make collages with a focus on verbs used for a creative process.

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

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Jun
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Music from Santo Domingo with Berto Reyes and his Band!

Location: Richmond Hill
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.


Jun
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

LGBTQ Pride Month: Film Screenings

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join Queens Library as we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with two separate film screenings:
"Paper Dolls" at the Flushing Library June 20th at 6 p.m. and "Queens at Heart" at the Jackson Heights Library June 30 at 3pm.

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Jun
23
1:00PM

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4:30PM

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.


Jul
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

What's Kimbap? It’s not Sushi

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kimbap (sometimes spelled gimbap) is made with steamed white rice and dried seaweed, which is of course similar to the Japanese version.

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

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Jul
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Afro-Peruvian Dance Class

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

DanzAfro is an Afroperuvian dance class that will teach you the most representative Afroperuvian folk dances such as Festejo, Zamacueca, Landó and Son de los Diablos. Our class is designed to introduce you to the Afroperuvian folk music through dance and music as well as being an effective cardio training and a stress antidote.


Aug
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Author Talk: Partha Banerjee Presents Music Box and Moonshine

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Partha Banerjee is a human rights activist, writer, educator, media critic, and musician. Born in Kolkata, India, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York and has published books in both Bengali and English. His latest book, Music Box and Moonshine, is a collection of 18 short stories from both undivided and partitioned Bengal, translated from Bengali to English. This book is a part of his lifelong quest to bring Bengali literature to all parts of 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