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Cultural Arts Programs

Apr
20
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.


Apr
21
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Come and learn about minipainting techniques with artist Teng Teng!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Through the minipainting workshop participants will have unique experience of learning how to use their imagination to create an artwork on 1.1 x 1 inch frames. The teaching artist, Teng Teng, will give hands on instruction on how to paint with a size 0 brush on the miniature frames. The finished minipainting can also turn into a unique brooch, necklace or earring. All materials will be provided and no previous painting experience is required.


Apr
23
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 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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Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.


Apr
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Bengali New Year Celebration: “Pahela Baisakh”

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate New Year 1424 with traditional Bangladeshi dance and music presented by The Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts.


May
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: McGoldrick
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 II is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
3:45PM

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5:15PM

Korean for Beginners III

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 the language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners II is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: Flushing
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 II is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


May
19
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Spring Festival: Henna Painting for Teens and Adults

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join the very talented henna hand painting artist Anowara Ahmed for a day of henna hand painting. Ms. Ahmed will design beautiful patterns on your hands using non-toxic natural dyes. Numbered tickets will be distributed. Open to teens and adults. First 50 guests on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.


May
19
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Asian Mask Art Workshop Taught by Artist Firoz Mahmud

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This workshop will be on the art of South Asian mask making using paper, which is a popular medium and is seen in cultural festivals in Bangladesh and India featuring the traditional Bengali and South Asian ‘Alpona’ motif. Instructions will be given and demonstrated in the beginning of the class and students will then be allowed to express color and motif their own way. Limited to 15 students.


May
26
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (26): Poetry Quartets

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Chinese poets Wang Yu, Yan Li, Paul Qiu, and Hong Junzhi debuts their poetry works one month after the Flushing Poetry Festival. Four poets in two generations will discuss poetry writing in their life and read poems.


May
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Spring with Chef Ana Tinco! [Peruvian Dish: Causa Limeña]

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make and have the opportunity to taste Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru.


Jun
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Ginger's Dance Studio was created in 2003 to promote arts, culture, and health in the Chinese community.


Jun
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Come and Practice your English Skills

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

During the class, students will learn conversational English, speech and diction (pronunciation), and grammar. They will also learn figurative language to be able to compose a one-page poem about the immigration experience. One class will be allocated for students to learn to make collages with a focus on verbs used for a creative process.

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

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Jun
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Music from Santo Domingo with Berto Reyes and his Band!

Location: Richmond Hill
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.


Jun
23
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Eid Mubarak: A Celebration with Performances and Sweets

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will entertain the audience with cheerful songs and dances. On this joyous occasion, they will offer samples of traditional Bangladeshi sweets and demonstrations of henna hand painting. Food and supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.


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