7:00 pm
Join Briallen Hopper, author of Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions, in conversation with Joanna Scutts, author of The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It. Hard to Love has been described by Literary Hub as a “compelling, smart collection of essays on relationships of many
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join us for the launch of Jenn Marie Thorne’s latest young adult novel, Night Music. Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok: future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition for the prestigious music school where her father is on faculty, it’s clear that music has publicly dumped her.
The Astoria Bookshop
11:30 am
Join Alexandra Davis for a rousing discussion of her new children’s book, Lumber Jills, and an engaging, interactive activity. In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had
The Astoria Bookshop
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 Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond on Saturday, April 6th
Queens Library at Flushing
May 11 all-day
12:00 am
On Saturday, May 11th, LIC Partnership hosts its 6th Annual LIC Springs! community block festival on Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Ave. Celebrate Long Island City and enjoy live music, dance and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art & sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities, sports games and more. Free and open to
Vernon Boulevard
2:00 pm
Time to get out and about! Meet Adrienne Onofri, the author of Walking Queens. Her book, published in 2014, has become the invaluable guide to our neighborhood treks and treasures. Whether you’ve used the guide to explore Queens or are reading about it here for the first time, you’ll enjoy the insights and stories behind
Voelker Orth Museum