56 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • FEBRUARY 9, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM happenings › 9-15 FEB LIST OF 15 THINGS TO DO THURSDAY, FEB. 9 1 Jazz and World Music of Mongolia- Be a part of the jazz scene of Jamaica and experience famous Mongolian musician Delehei on Thursday, Feb. 9. Renowned woodwind instrumentalist Jun Miyake of Astoria will be introducing Delehei at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s Thursday Night Jazz Mix. $10 suggested donation for admission. 8 p.m. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. FRIDAY, FEB. 10 3 BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema- Part of the Changing the Picture Series, the Museum of Moving Image will have a screening of Director Fred Kuwornu’s “BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” on Friday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m. His documentary follows the rarely talked about struggle to find respectable roles in the career of acting by those of African-American and African descent in Italian films. A discussion moderated by Vice Chairman of the Museum of the Moving Image Warrington Hudin with Fred Kuwornu and NYU professor Sheril Antonio will follow the screening. $15 per person. Bartos Screening Room, Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 4 EDITOR’S PICK 2 Alligators in the Sewer- Have you ever celebrated “Alligator in the Sewer Day”? Well, now you can! Visit the Greater Astoria Historical Society and hear Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione tell the story of the live alligator found in an East Harlem storm sewer in 1935 along with other urban legends. Take the trivia quiz about Queens compiled by Kevin Walsh, webmaster of “Forgotten NY,” and you could win the Alligator in the Sewer trophy! $5 for non-members. Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City. Dominican Desserts and Drinks with Chef Carolina- Want to make a sweet treat for your Valentine this year? Dominican Chef Carolina Mourelle will be featuring a menu guaranteed to warm your palate. Menu includes hot chocolate with “Jalao” which are coconut and honey truffles. A demonstration of traditional Dominican cake “Tres Leches” will be done in class and participants can take home the batter. Limit 15 adult participants. $24 per person. 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Alley Pond Environment Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. To preregister, visit www. alleypond.com. SATURDAY, FEB. 11 5 Percussia Concert- Prepare yourself for a night of eclectic modern classical music that pays homage to the diversity of Queens. The Jackson Heights-based chamber music ensemble Percussia will perform a concert showcasing two world premiere pieces by Queens-based composers Carlo Nicolau and Quentin Chiappetta on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Queens Museum. Nicolau’s piece entitled “Immigrant Dreams” depicts the story of the voyage that Mexican and Central American immigrants must face when leaving their torn apart countries in order to fulfill the “immigrant dream” in New York. Chiappetta’s piece entitled “International Express” pays tribute to the famous No. 7 subway train, known as “the International Express,” and its journey through Queens. A performance by a special guest soloist, soprano Melissa Fogarty, will also be featured. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets included in admission to museum. Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows ATTENTION: Want your event on this page? Post it on QNS.com! It’s never been easier to submit a Happening. Become a registered member at www.qns.com, visit the Events page, click the “Add Event” bar at left, complete the form and click “Post Event.” You can even post a photo or a flier for your event. It takes only a couple of minutes to complete, and it’s absolutely FREE! We’ll select entries on our QNS.com Events site for our Happenings page in The Queens Courier and Ridgewood Times. Let all of Queens know what’s going on tomorrow by posting it on QNS.com today! Corona Park, Queens. For more information visit, www. queensmuseum.org or www. percussia.org. 6 Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana- Visit the Queens Theatre to experience one of the nation’s premier Flamenco and Spanish dance companies, Flamenco Vivio. Free tasting of Spanish wines from the Addictive Boutique Winery and a meet-and-greet with company dancers will follow matinee performances. Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. show on Sunday. Tickets starting at $25. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S, Corona. For tickets, visit www.queentheatre.org. SUNDAY, FEB. 12 7 Five Borough Songbook Volume II- Embrace the rich artistic
FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM FEBRUARY 9, 2017 • BUZZ • THE QUEENS COURIER 57 EDITOR’S PICK Queens Memory program and the Cambria Heights Teen Library invite teens to interview adults in order hear stories of heartbreak and how to cope with it. Adults interested in recording their stories and having them honored on the Queens Memory website should sign up in advance for a 15-minute time slot. Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Queens Library at Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights. and cultural legacy of the Big Apple! In honor of their 10th anniversary season, Five Boroughs Music Festival presents the Queens premier of their brand new “Five Borough Songbook, Volume II.” Following the model of their original “Five Borough Songbook, Volume II” features 20 new songs by 20 different composers who capture the essence of New York City. Join some of the creators of the Songbook an hour before to hear about their experiences and process of creating these new songs. Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. For more information on the “Five Borough Songbook” project, visit www.5bmf.org. MONDAY, FEB. 13 9 Motivating Mondays Job Search Group- Looking for a new job can be an overwhelming experience, but you do not have to do it alone! Visit the Queens Library for tea, cookies, stress-relieving techniques and networking on Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. To preregister and get more information, call 718-990-8625. 10 ShapeUp NYC: Chair Yoga- Stretch it out with instructor Melissa Siegel at her ShapeUpNYC: Chair Yoga class on Monday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This is a beginner level chair-based class that will focus on getting in touch with the body using breathing and flexibility exercises. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes! Queens Library at Rego Park, 91-41 63rd Dr., Rego Park. 11 Broken Heart Week: Roxanne Shante Presents: Hip Hop—The Pain is Real- Queens Native and female battle rapping legend Roxanne Shante will give a talk about her stories of love, loss and, of course, music as a part of Broken Heart Week. Shante invites the audience to also share their experiences of heartbreak through stories and rhymes. To register for this event, visit www.queenslib.org/brokenheartweek2017. TUESDAY, FEB 14 12 Broken Heart Week: It Never Gets Old... Calling All Check out the QNS.com calendar for more great events, and add your own! If you love events, sign up for our weekly events newsletter as well! 8 “BROKEN HEART WEEK”- Broken Heart Week is an event brought to you by Queens Library to celebrate loves won and lost. This weeklong program will feature special events all around Queens that explore every aspect of love and heartbreak. On Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., Queens Library invites you to tell a 5-minute story about dating, marriage and all its complications with their event “The Moth.” If you have a story about yearning, dreaming or scheming to try to find the right person for you, share it! Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. To register for this event, visit www.queenslib.org/brokenheartweek2017. Adults with “Experienced” Hearts – If you understand the ins and outs of heartbreak and want to share your knowledge, the Queens library invites “experienced” hearts to share their stories with younger generations. The EDITOR’S PICK WEDNESDAY, FEB 15 14 Global Harmony House presents: Freedom in Relationships- Valentine’s Day can really be a drag when you’re single. Why not reflect on ways to build stronger relationships and how to value your potential significant other? Join the Global Harmony House the day after Valentine’s Day to discover how to value yourself and find pure love free of neediness or any expectations. Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 15 The Queens County Bird Club- The Queens County Bird Club invites you and the whole family to learn about South African birds with Donna Schulman’s presentation on “South Africa Safari, from Capetown to Kruger to Wakkerstroom.” Schulman will speak about the photos and videos she collected showcasing the birds and other animals she came across in the habitats of South Africa. Admission is free. Alley Pond Environment Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston . 13 LIC Reading Series- If you have a love literature, visit the LIC Bar for the monthly LIC Reading Series. The Feb. 14 series will honor “Searching for John Hughes” author Jason Diamond, “Pull Me Under” author Kelly Luce, and “Cities I’ve Never Lived in” author Sara Majka. This free event features stories about Queens, readings and love letters to authors from their readers and panel discussions. Prizes and candy will also be given out in honor of Valentine’s Day. 8 to 10 p.m. LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. For more information on the authors and the event, visit www.licreadingseries.com or www.queenscouncilarts.org.
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