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Cultural Arts Programs

Jul
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day with the Ariza Brothers Guillermo and Gabriel

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Guillermo and Gabriel Ariza were 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."


Jul
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day with Food and Music

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Pachamama Peruvian Arts performs traditional music from Peru. 2-3pm Enjoy and savor Ceviche de Chocho beans/Tarwi from Peru. These pearly white beans are richer in protein than quinoa, have healthy fats (omega-3s), and are high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Dessert will include carrot cake and chicha morada. 3-4 p.m. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Jul
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Legends and Myths of Latin America and Crafts

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

In this interactive program, we will read out loud a selection from Latin American mythology, featuring a particular motif. To bring the story to life and to connect generations and cultures, we will create artwork featuring traditional designs and themes. In this hands-on program, families will have a chance to celebrate rich Latin American heritage and its folklore. This program is in Spanish.


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Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Make Summer Handbags for the Beach from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish summer handbags for the beach, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread, and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace, and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Aug
10
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Join Us for a Celebration of Pakistan Independence Day with Music, Food, and a Fun Lecture

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The celebration includes a lecture with Bazah Roohi, patriotic and traditional music with Aziz and Saboor Peerzada, and a food workshop to cap off the day. You will have the opportunity to taste chick peas chaat and yogurt.
Food will be served on a first-come, first served basis. Queens Public Library is not responsible for any adverse reaction or illness as a result of tasting.


Aug
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Celebrate Korean Independence Day with a Healthy Korean Food Preparation Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Korean Independence Day with healthy and delicious japche. It will be accompanied by aromatic and savory roasted barley tea. Korean chef Soh Young Lee-Segredo will be the instructor. Japche is made with starch noodle, scrambled eggs, and different vegetables: onion, carrots, scallions, a variety of mushrooms, spinach, and chives.


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