12:00 am
JAMS Under the Stars – An all Women’s line-up of talented artists will be featured for this moonlit event. Women who pay homage to comedy, spoken word, jazz, R&B, and dance.
Rufus King Park
2:30 pm
As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join. Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms,
Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Jan 12 all-day
12:00 am
“Four Seasons” is a fusion of classical and traditional Chinese aesthetic genres (poetry, music, dance, opera and puppetry) with contemporary shadow theater technique. Conceived and created by the award-winning ensemble, Chinese Theatre Works, it is a vivid, living animation that transcends language and cultural barriers and celebrates the universal cycles of seasons and life passages.
Flushing Town Hall
3:00 pm
Writer and spoken word artist Bob McNeil will perform a musical and poetical tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer as part of our celebration of Black History Month. Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Furthermore, after years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
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 Joey De Jesus “You Found a Poem
Queens Library at Woodside
1:00 pm
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids. For kids ages 8-12 “Epic Poems: Our Heroes, Ourselves” We
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Come help celebrate the remarkable life of Canadian Irish American James McCarroll (1814-1892) with a concert of Irish music. We will have traditional favorites, some contemporary and several of James McCarroll’s own compositions. Our concert will be followed by a reception of light refreshments and where audience members can meet Professor Michael Peterman, the author
The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
1:00 pm
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, April 13th at
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
3:00 pm
Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist
Lewis Latimer House Museum
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 Jared Harél on Saturday, May 4th from
Queens Library at Sunnyside
3:00 pm
The QCA’s Artist Peer Circle presents Eclectic Dreams: Homegrown Poetry and Prose cultivated in New York’s most vibrant and diverse borough. Readers: René Georg Vasicek, the son of Czech defectors, was born in Austria in 1969. He grew up in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island and has lived in New York City since
Lewis Latimer House Museum
3:00 pm
The QCA’s Artist Peer Circle presents Eclectic Dreams: Homegrown Poetry and Prose cultivated in New York’s most vibrant and diverse borough. Readers: René Georg Vasicek, the son of Czech defectors, was born in Austria in 1969. He grew up in the pine barrens of eastern Long Island and has lived in New York City since
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
5:45 pm
Join us as we come together and Write Aloud. Created by NY Writers Coalition in 2003, our Writing Aloud Reading Series is a free event that unites NYWC’s community of writers and activists with prominent literary figures to share prose, poetry, and other writings in safe and inspiring places. Here’s how it works: 1. Listen
Queens Library at Braodway
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Please join us for a night of music, dance, performance and improv! LoBo presents its 4th exhibition, Flash in the Pan, July 19th from 7-10pm in LIC. With this exhibition we will focus on curating time and spatial awareness through performance art and improvisational music and dance. Although we will be guiding the night, elements
LoBo
12:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Spirit of the Caribbean Celebration, presented in partnership with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and VP Records, will take place on Saturday, August 03, 2019, from 12:00 – 5:00pm on the front lawn of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. The event brings together the beauty, unique style, sound and
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm
Originally from Gravesend Brooklyn, Peter Marra lived in the East Village, New York from 1979 to 1993 at the height of the punk – no wave music era. Peter’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the misuse of love, the curse of secrets, the pain of victimization and the impact of obsessions. He is the bastard child
Espresso 77
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Aileen Bassis is a Queens visual artist and poet. Her practice includes artists books, printmaking and mixed work on paper. She explores social and political themes running throughout contemporary society. She’s been awarded artist fellowships to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,
Lewis Latimer House Museum
6:30 pm
Join Book Culture LIC on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30pm as we partner with Poets of Queens Reading Series for a special poetry reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni and Tom Healy. Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the
Book Culture LIC
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm
Alex Segura is the author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez mystery series set in Miami, short stories that have appeared in numerous anthologies, and a number of best-selling and well-received comic books. He also co-created the LETHAL LIT podcast, which The New York Times named one of the best podcasts of 2018. An open mic
Espresso 77
1:00 pm
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 Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, November 9th 1:00
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
5:30 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove. Join us to hear Queens poets Maria Lisella and Olena Jennings read from their latest work. Meet at the Kew & Willow Book Shop 81-63 Lefferts Blvd. Kew Gardens from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. Limited seating. RSVP requested to maplegroveliterarysundays@gmail.com or 518-928-3361. See flyer for details
Kew & Willow Book Shop
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Mark Weiss’ bilingual anthology, The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, was published by the University of California Press at the end of 2009. Art dealer, former film maker (a film of his is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), psychotherapist and social worker, occasional teacher of writing, literature, film making, history and
Espresso 77
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books), Delivered (Persea Books), and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary
Espresso 77
7:00 pm
Please join us for our first evening of interdisciplinary Art & Performance at The Living Artist, in Woodside, Queens! Featuring an evening length premiere by Kristi Cole & Guests, and Curation by Shannon Finnell. Featuring Performers: Kristi Cole Emma Lalor Madeline Robertson Therese Ronco Kimiko Tanabe Lea Torelli Featuring Visual Artists: Kevin Quiles Bonilla Matthew
The Living Artist