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Cultural Arts Programs

Feb
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make this year's Lunar New Year zodiac symbol, the dog as well as paper lanterns. Master Lu will make 3-D portraits of lucky winners. Supplies are limited to 40 people.
For all Lunar New Year Programs, visit http://queenslib.org/lunarnewyear18


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Dog with Chinese Music, Crafts, and Korean Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! *10:30 am: Chinese Paper-cutting and Chinese Knots-making with Master Ming Liang Lu, IRC Conference Room; *10:30 am: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare Pajeon [Scallion Pancake], Rooms A&B ; *2:00 pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with the Peaceever TV Performing Group, Auditorium.
For all Lunar New Year Programs, visit http://queenslib.org/lunarnewyear18

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Feb
28
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.

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Mar
2
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.

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Mar
4
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.


Mar
5
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.

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

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Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebre la Primavera con la Chef Ana Tinco! [Causa Limeña de Perú]

Location: Corona
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.


Apr
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Russian Festival

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join pianist Inna Leytush and friends for a celebration of the 145th anniversary of the great Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninov-- 4/5 @ 6PM and Spring Rhapsody with pianist Svitlana Syrtsova celebrates the joy of classical music. It includes favorite masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.--4/16 @ 6PM

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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.


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.


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