Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm Alley Pond Environmental Center
Birding blogger and field guide author Corey Finger will discuss “The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” – his twenty most memorable encounters with birds. Blogger and field guide author Corey Finger has birded on four continents since he first picked up binoculars in 2005. In this presentation he will share photos and stories of encounters with his most memorable
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am Flushing Town Hall
FAMILY WORKSHOP (AGES 10+) Join Master Teaching Artist Pepe Santana for a workshop on Andean Culture and instrument-making. Learn the history of Andean Culture, traditions and music, while Pepe instructs you in making a pentatonic panpipe and learning how to play it. Then check out his personal collection of Andean instruments in our gallery. SAT
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Panelists: Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Additional Speaker To Be Announced This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm Cambria Heights Public Library
Many Faces of Love: Beyond Closed Doors A workshop to increase awareness about healthy family relationships. To bring awareness on abusive relationships and provide hope, empowerment, support and confidence. By overcoming the stigma of broken lives, finding a foundation and learning what it means to build a healthy life. On the program we will have:
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Special Guest: Hanne Liebmann, Holocaust Survivor Keynote Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Aalai, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Queensborough Community College Join the KHC as we remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the violent anti-Jewish pogram that took place over 48 hours beginning on November 9th, 1938. Kristallnacht, “Crystal Night,” or sometimes, “Night of Broken Glass” was
Nov 28 @ 12:10 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Speaker: Sofia Lago, Former KHC Curatorial Fellow; PhD candidate University of Bristol, UK The term “language revival” refers to a community of speakers halting or reversing the decline of language, or reviving an extinct one. To date, scholars of ethnolinguistics and language politics identify the Hebrew language as the only successful revival movement, though spoken
Dec 5 @ 12:10 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Survivor Speakers: Anita Weissbord, Manfred Korman, Ellen Zilka, and Hannah Deutch Musical Performance by The Astoria Music Project Immediately following the violent demonstrations during Kristallnacht, rescue efforts went into effect to bring Jewish child refugees from Nazi Germany, Austria, and Czech lands into Great Britain. The Kindertransport, or Children’s Transport, through the work of many
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
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