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Cultural Arts Programs

Jun
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Create Beaded Animals with Sharen Lin

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Our artist will help you create beautiful beaded animals representing the Chinese horoscope. This is the Year of the Pig. We will create pigs and other whimsical animals. Come join us on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.


Jul
1
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Sunnyside
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.


Jul
14
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #41: Sonia Hu and Vivian Tang

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Two members of the New York Chinese Women Writers Association, Sonia Hu and Vivian Tang, will introduce their new books, "Mirror Flower Water Moon" and “Once Upon a Time in the Alley.” Please join the event for the discussion and get an autographed book.


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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. 2-3 p.m. 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.

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

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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.


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