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CREATIVE AGING WORKSHOPS Please find below a select list of upcoming programs and view all here. PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR (IN-PERSON) Watercolor is unique in its transparency and fluidity. We will explore its luminous subtlety while paying attention to drawing, composition and color relationships. Working from life, photographs and imagination, we will become familiar with a range of traditional practices while... READ MORE >

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Savvy Senior: Choosing a Senior Community That Offers All Levels of Care

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me identify some good senior living communities that offers all levels of housing and care from independent living to nursing home care? I am in my late seventies and know I need to downsize from my current house, but I want my next move to be my last. —One Move Mary Dear Mary, If... READ MORE >

Queens International Children’s Festival 2024

Next Month! Queens International Children’s Festival 2024 May 18th, 12 pm – 6 pm 153-10 Jamaica Avenue JCAL’s Queens International Children’s Festival has returned with free entertainment and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The two-day fun-filled family event brings high-quality arts performances and craft activities to inspire young people and families to enjoy the arts. Activities will include... READ MORE >

Celebrate National Library Week: April 7-13

From Sunday, April 7 to Saturday, April 13, celebrate National Library Week, which recognizes the vital role that libraries play in our society by fostering imagination, confidence, and education for all ages, empowering lifelong learners and providing essential services.   This year, QPL is also spotlighting banned or challenged books by hosting 6 storytimes at 6 locations with QPL and QPL Foundation... READ MORE >

THALIA SPANISH THEATRE presents the musical Las SinSombrero FLAMENCO

THALIA SPANISH THEATRE presents the musical Las SinSombrero FLAMENCO   A FLAMENCO MUSIC, SONG & DANCE show based on the Spanish WOMEN ARTISTS of “The Generation of 1927” known as “LAS SINSOMBRERO” (The Hatless Women) who believed in a fair society seeking autonomy, professional careers, and intellectual freedom equal to men.     with DANZA ESPAÑA Artistic Director YLOY YBARRA   Created... READ MORE >


APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH April is National Poetry Month and the Queens Public Library has got something for the poet in everyone.   COLLAGE WORKSHOP (IN-PERSON) Join us at Woodside Library to create National Poetry Month collages! Friday, April 5 3:30pm Woodside 54-22 Skillman Avenue   TEEN POETS (IN-PERSON) Join us every Monday for fun poetry programs after school.... READ MORE >

The Louis Armstrong House Museum Named Finalist for 2024 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the Louis Armstrong House Museum is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the only institution in New York State to be selected as a finalist for this award. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given... READ MORE >

Queens Robotics Teams heading to World Championships

Two robotics teams from Queens have earned the chance to compete at the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas on April 17-20th representing the borough at the international level. These teams, one from Forest Hills and the other from Long Island City have launched fundraisers on GoFundMe to help cover the costs of travel and competing. 8365 GEARMASTERS’ Robot ORANGUTAN... READ MORE >

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center & Calpulli Mexican Dance Company present An Educational Journey To Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company is excited to announce their upcoming performances of An Educational Journey to Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo, in a first-time collaboration for the first time with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City. At two public performances on April 14th and 15th, 2024, Calpulli retells the history of the now-famous date elaborating with... READ MORE >