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Cultural Arts Programs

Jan
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year: Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather! This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies or adverse reactions from tasting food.

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Jan
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, floral artist Anna Kao will provide instructions on the fine art of floral arranging.

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

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Feb
1
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

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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Feb
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Come and Learn How to Use Finances to Inspire Us Artistically

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This is a participatory design workshop for financial applications. Galleries and show spaces in this Queens neighborhood have attracted artists in large quantities, and this once industrial hub now showcases their creative and colorful talents. Also, the Citibank landmark building is the tallest building in New York City and is being considered for the next Amazon headquarters.

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

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Feb
4
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required for all sessions. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

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Feb
6
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.

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

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Feb
7
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations -Music from Santo Domingo with Berto Reyes and his Band!

Location: Langston Hughes
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. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Bohio Music and Riva Nyri Precil Perform Haitian Fusion Music

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Haitian fusion. Riva and Monvelyno, who was born and raised in Haiti, began collaborating musically five years ago, and together they created their band Bohio Music which fuses traditional Haitian tunes, jazz, and afro rhythms. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together!
12:30pm: Chinese Dough Figure Making with Artist Catherine Lau, IRC Conference Room
12:30pm: Korean Food Preparation with Korean Chef Soh Young Lee-Segredo, Rooms A&B;
2:30 pm: Chinese Folk Music, Dance, and Traditional Opera with the C&R International Arts Center, auditorium

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

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Mar
4
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

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 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."


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