Jan
17
Fri
Lunar New Year Exhibition @ Flushing Town Hall
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 5:00 am
Lunar New Year Exhibition @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with the community, Flushing Town Hall presents “A Good Beginning, Here” a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates 8 diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Their works embody unique life stories and ideas rooted in the East and evolved in the West.

JAN 17 – FEB 16 | 12-5 PM | EXHIBITION

Opening Reception: FRI, JAN 17, 6-8 PM

Gallery Dates: FRI, JAN 17 – SUN, FEB 16

Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment

$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens

Jan
29
Wed
Rhythms Gonna Get You! @ Bayside Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Rhythms Gonna Get You! @ Bayside Senior Center | New York | United States

Come and explore energies! This is a weekly event presented by Dee Rao Walker to bring together senior citizens through exercise and dance!

NYC Moth StorySLAM: HOME @ Ecuadorian American Cultural Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NYC Moth StorySLAM: HOME @ Ecuadorian American Cultural Center | New York | United States
The popular open-mic storytelling competition known as Moth StorySLAM is coming to us! The competition is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme: Home. Come tell us what home means to you… your humble abode, your roots, your heritage or where your mama lives. Or perhaps a dysfunctional swamp with no lifeboat in sight. Whatever it is, we know there’s no place like home!
Don’t want to tell a story? Come enjoy the show. Limited tickets are available. $15.

Location: 43-27 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11101 – 3RD Floor (inside Korea Daily Central)

Jan
30
Thu
PS/IS 102Q + INCLUDEnyc FREE Parent Workshop (Elmhurst, Queens) @ PS/IS 102Q Bayview School
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
PS/IS 102Q + INCLUDEnyc FREE Parent Workshop (Elmhurst, Queens) @ PS/IS 102Q Bayview School | New York | United States

a free workshop from INCLUDEnyc

ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with health care.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 8:30AM

Location: PS/IS 102Q Bayview School

55-24 Van Horn St, Elmhurst, NY 11373

For more info: call Telicia at (212) 677-4650 ext 21

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! RSVP online:

http://go.includenyc.org/ps102q-advocacy

Feb
1
Sat
The Meeting @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Feb 1 all-day
The Meeting @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning | New York | United States

King Jr. Following the bombing of Malcolm X’s home Malcolm and Martin meet in a room inside the historic Theresa Hotel. This riveting play deals with issues that are still relevant today: war, poverty, racism, and the need for Black self-empowerment. They were two men with different ideologies, but a common understanding of the plight of Black Americans.

Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bazaar @ Flushing Town Hall
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am
Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bazaar @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, hands-on activities, and food to celebrate the Year of the Mouse! The Temple Bazaar is offered in two sessions.
Your ticket admits you to the timed session of your choice.
Sessions: 11 AM-1 PM OR 2-4 PM
Sessions are not interchangeable
Get your tickets before it’s too late! Join the dragon parade at Flushing Library at 10:00 AM.
Per session: $5/$3 Members/FREE for Teens

Valentine Crafts at the Castle @ Bayside Historical Society
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Valentine Crafts at the Castle @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Families are invited to join Bayside Historical Society at the Castle in Fort Totten Park for a fun afternoon of Valentine crafts, activities, and snacks. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4 to 12. Cost is $5 per child/$15 maximum per family. RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/valentine-crafts-at-the-castle.

Free Writing Class: Narrative Structure in Short Fiction @ Queens Library at Sunnyside
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Free Writing Class: Narrative Structure in Short Fiction @ Queens Library at Sunnyside | New York | United States

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 Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes.

Our next class will be led by Bill Cheng on Saturday, February 1st from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library at Sunnyside at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave:

“Narrative Structure in Short Fiction”

In this workshop, students will analyze the structure of short stories from different authors like Toni Cade Bambara, Mikhail Bulgakov, Raymond Carver, Marilyn Chin, Lydia Davis, and Etgar Keret. They’ll learn how to apply its lessons to their own work, whether they’re just starting a story, in the middle of a draft, or in the process of editing.

Bill Cheng is the author of Southern Cross the Dog, published by HarperCollins / Ecco in 2013, which was long listed for the PEN Open Book Award and the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He is a recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Fiction, and a NEA Fellowship Grant in Literature, and was a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Program.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.