7:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, January 24th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Lyndsay Faye’s newest novel, The Paragon Hotel. In Lyndsay Faye’s intricate new book, a gutsy gun moll flees Prohibition-era Harlem for Oregon’s elegant Paragon Hotel, where the exclusively black residents and a chilling missing child crisis unlock new worlds she couldn’t have
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join in on Feb 1st at 7 pm at the Astoria Bookshop to celebrate WORLD READ ALONG DAY! Local authors Jennifer Baker (EVERYDAY PEOPLE), Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (POWDER NECKLACE), Tori Telfer (LADY KILLERS) and our illustrious leader of our monthly writing workshop and founder of the NO, YOU TELL IT series, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons will
The Astoria Bookshop
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, February 2nd at
Queens Library at Briarwood
2:30 pm
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Radha Vatsal on Saturday, February 2nd from
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
12:00 am
Join Master flour dough artist, Xun Ye, for this unique workshop in traditional Chinese flour dough sculpture. Participants will learn basic dough art techniques to create their own animal or flower sculptures. Ye will also share a brief history of this art form and will demonstrate the sculpting of a child’s face.
Flushing Town Hall
7:00 pm
Join in on Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Mary Adkins’s lively epistolary debut novel, When You Read This! A Romantic Comedy for the digital age and the ties that behind us. “I loved every word of this sweet little gem of a book. It was a quick, humorous—but ultimately touching—read
The Astoria Bookshop
5:00 pm
Speaker: Diane Fraher (Osage/Cherokee), filmmaker and founder and director of American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) This program will include a screening of clips from two films by acclaimed Osage/Cherokee filmmaker Diane Fraher, The Reawakening (2014) and The Heart Stays. Fraher will discuss her own work, depictions of Native American people in film and the work
Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
7:00 pm
Join in on Friday, February 8th for a discussion on Willa & Hesper with local debut author Amy Feltman. For fans of What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell and The Futures by Anna Pitoniak, a soul-piercing story that explores the intertwining of past and present, queerness, and coming of age in uncertain times. Told
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Taught by contemporary Pojagi artist Wonju Seo, participants will learn how to make a single layer paper Pojagi using 5 colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, White and Black) of Asian rice paper and glue. This paper Pojagi can either be displayed as art or used as a decorative window screen. (all materials included; for ages 5
Flushing Town Hall
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
For those little ones who just can’t wait to be a Young Chef. Here’s something just for you. APEC little cooks will have fun learning about an animal, and then help make a delicious snack to compliment what they’ve learned. All materials included. Come join us as we challenge ourselves to try new things. We’ll
Alley Pond Environmental Center
3:00 pm
Writer and spoken word artist Bob McNeil will perform a musical and poetical tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer as part of our celebration of Black History Month. Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Furthermore, after years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
7:00 pm
Join in on Tuesday, February 18th for the launch of local author Blake J. Harris’s new book The History of the Future! Harris is the author of the bestseller Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which both NPR and Slate named a Best Book of the Year (2014). Blake J.
The Astoria Bookshop
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2:30 pm
PEC and SunPower by EmPower Solar bring this workshop to Queens families to celebrate Solar Appreciation Day. This STEM workshop covers the basics of energy, electricity, electric vehicles, batteries, and includes a lesson on how to build your own solar-powered toy car. The workshop will also help children explore how our energy and transportation choices
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Mar 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
11:15 am
Nature based playtime for babies and caregivers! Enjoy singing songs, moving to music and hands-on activities that spark curiosity and discovery. Little ones will meet a special animal guest in each class.
Alley Pond Environmental Center
12:00 pm
Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Rachel Waters, graduate student at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline
Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
5:00 pm
Speakers/Performers: Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel, Founders of Spiderwoman Theatre Founded in 1976 in New York City, Spiderwoman Theatre is the oldest indigenous people’s theatre company in the United States. Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel as well as their sister Lisa Mayo, are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations and have formed the core of
Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College