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