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Cultural Arts Programs

Sep
18
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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 ten-week program. Registration required.


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Sunnyside
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 ten week program.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn Latin Dances with Urzua Queens Center of Performing Arts

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning to dance traditional Hispanic dances with the team of Urzua Queens Center of Performing Arts.
Monday Sept. 23rd 6 – 7pm - Flamenco Instruction;
Monday Sept. 30th 6 – 7pm - Tango Instruction;
Monday Oct. 7th 6 – 7pm - Bachata Instruction;
Monday Oct. 21st 6 – 7pm - Salsa Instruction.

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

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Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: McGoldrick
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 ten week program.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn How to Make Root Vegetables with Codfish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Root vegetables with cod fish is a traditional Puerto Rican dish that is usually served during spring and summer, especially during Easter. It serves as both appetizer and main course. The cod is the star ingredient which is accompanied with a mixture of oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. It is a light dish, easy to prepare, and has the advantage that it can be prepared the previous day.


Oct
12
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Gypsy Latin Soul Meets Pop

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come experience Edwin Vazquez's heartfelt vibe of Gypsy Latin soul mixed with bossa flamenco rhythms sung with strong silky vocals accompanied by violin, trumpet, and dance!


Oct
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the Vibrant Music of Sicily & Southern Italy

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Michela Musolino & Rosa Tatuata 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
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin American Gastronomical Feast, Crafts, and Puerto Rican Zumba

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

10am-12pm: Puerto Rican Zumba with Odin Graniela
2pm: Our Ancestor's Crochet Heritage with Marcia Gomezcoello;
Colombia: 3pm: Savoring Colombia with Luz Correa;
3:30 pm: Ecuador: Chaulafán Ecuadoriano with Hilda Campoverde;
4:00 pm: Mexico: Chicken tacos with carnita and Agua de Jamaica with Gianelli Veyta;
4:30 pm: Peru: Quinoa Superfood: Healthy and Delicious with Christina Camacho

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Recyclable Halloween

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Participants will have a small introduction to the Halloween holiday's meaning and how to recycle regular items in the house. We will create candle holders with recyclable items. All materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate Polish Independence Day with a Craft Program for Children

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

One of the most colorful features of the Polish culture is the traditional costume. To celebrate it we will color, decorate, and put together an original paper doll of a girl or a boy wearing an elaborate Polish costume. All materials provided. Supplies limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Nov
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library: Henna hand painting* with Anowara Ahmed at 1pm and classical dances of southern India with the Sadhanalaya Dance School at 3pm.
* Supplies are limited. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Qin (Zither) Song Arts by HE Yi- Hosted by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Qin song has been part of the traditional ritual music culture in China. As a form of
musical expression of traditional scholars’ spirit, qin song can make people
dwell deeply on the ancient Chinese philosophy and Chinese aesthetic, as well as the spiritual
world of Chinese men of letters. Ba Ban Chinese Music Society’s guest artist, singer
and qin player, HE Yi, will play and talk about the history and esthetics of qin song.


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