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.

Feb
2
Sun
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration @ Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center | New York | United States

Celebrate the year of the rat with your friends and neighbors at Commonpoint Queens! Join us on Sunday, February 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of dance and musical performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family! This event is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, please email rhersch@commonpointqueens.org or call 718-268-5011 ext. 121. You can also register at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/lunar-new-year-celebration-2/.

Feb
15
Sat
Free Creative Writing Class for Kids: The Character Workshop @ Queens Library at Briarwood
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free Creative Writing Class for Kids: The Character Workshop @ Queens Library at Briarwood | New York | United States

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 Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library in Briarwood, located at 85-12 Main St, for kids ages 8 through 12:

“The Character Workshop”

If you don’t have a character then you don’t have a story. Character is the core of storytelling, so it’s important to make sure to create one that keeps readers glued to the page. In this workshop, students will learn tips and tools that they can use to create unique and compelling characters. Students will learn how to use techniques such as description, dialogue, backstory, action, and more to assist them in the development process. Creating characters can be intimidating, but it can also be fun and exciting too!

Rayna White is a fiction writer living in Queens. She’s been published in Newtown Literary, The Other Stories, Liar’s League, and elsewhere. She was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.

Feb
16
Sun
Multicultural Celebration! @ RIOULT Dance Center
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Multicultural Celebration! @ RIOULT Dance Center | New York | United States

The Central Astoria LDC proudly presents our “Multicultural Celebration” event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at RIOULT Dance Center on 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. This free event is open to the general public and will feature carnevale and traditional dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean.
Come join us as we come together to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is made possible, in part, with public funds and support of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center

Mar
7
Sat
Paige in Full @ Flushing Town Hall
Mar 7 @ 2:15 pm
Paige in Full @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

FAMILY PERFORMANCE AT 2:15 PM

Paige in Full is a visual mix-tape that blends poetry, dance, visual arts, and music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl growing up in Baltimore, MD. The production explores how a young woman’s identity is shaped by her ethnicity and popular culture, telling a personal, yet universal, story through the lens of hip hop.

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens

Mar
15
Sun
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia @ Flushing Town Hall
Mar 15 @ 2:15 pm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s lively compilation captures the magic of three Eric Carle favorites. The hour-long triple-bill follows the adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue- paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid’s adaptation generates fresh appreciation of an endearing cast of characters. 4:15 PM performance will be in Mandarin.

SUN | MAR 15 | 2:15 PM (ENGLISH) & 4:15 PM (中文) | PUPPETRY

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens