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Cultural Arts Programs

Feb
16
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.

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

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Feb
20
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.

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

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Feb
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

International Mother Language Day Celebration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come learn about International Mother Language Day, established by UNESCO in 1999 to commemorate Bangladesh’s Mother Language Movement and to further promote linguistic and cultural diversity.The program will showcase various languages and cultures to observe this significant day. Enjoy traditional songs from Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, India, Mexico, and Thailand in celebration of this international event!


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Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #32: Astrology, Chinese Zodiac, and Relationships

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mingliang Yang will discuss the relationship between western astrology and the Chinese zodiac. He will autograph his book during the event.


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: 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.

Additional Dates


Mar
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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.

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."


Apr
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Easter Concert at Middle Village

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us in celebration of upcoming Easter with traditional folkloric music and songs sung in the different languages of Eastern Europe. Our guest is Katerina Visnjic, who was originally trained as a classical pianist, but also studied folk accordion. She has performed on Easter National Television several times as well as in concerts in New York and California. When she is not singing Katerina is a professor teaching physics at Princeton University.


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