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DianaCon Brio Ensemble
Sunday, March 24, at 2:00pm
Celebrating their 40th season of performing chamber music, we welcome back the Con Brio Ensemble.

Do not miss a delightful afternoon with musicians Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (pianist/co-founder of the ensemble), Alexander Meshibovsky (violin), Gary Dranch (clarinet) and Osceola Davis (soprano) .

The program includes:
Handel - Arias for Soprano, Violin, and Piano
Brahms - Violin Sonata, Op. 78 and Scherzo
Schubert - Shepherd on the Rock
Shostakovich - Five Pieces for Violin, Clarinet, & Piano
Paganini-Meshibovsky - Paganiana for violin and piano

Light refreshments served after the performance. Admission $12 and $10 for members and students.
This concert is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


GeminiGemini Journey: Movie Music Magic!
Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm

Come journey with us -- Diane Block, violinist and Terry Batts, cellist, perform their new musical program which has proven most popular. They explore our common American experience through the lens of cinematic music: musical soundtracks from iconic films that resonate for all of us including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On the Waterfront, Peter Gunn, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night and Help, and Chocolat.

Light refreshments served. Admission $12 and $10 for members and students.

BugGreen Garden/Green Planet
Thursday, April 25, 1:30-3:30 pm
In recognition of Earth Day and spring break, we're inviting you to re-cycle and be creative!

Let nature, and natural materials, inspire the artist within. Using materials gathered from the garden, create multidimensional animals or collages. This is a family-friendly workshop suitable for all ages. Light refreshments served. Information on environmental groups & resources available.

Admission $5/$12 per family. Children under 3 free.



Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunday, May 5, 2pm

Join us! Our Cinco de Mayo festivities recognize Mexican heritage and some of Mexico's lesser known German cultural influences. It's an afternoon of music, food and drink outdoors, if the weather permits. We've added some extra fun and treats to a leisurely musical brunch —traditional craft activities, included.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla, defeating the French troops on May 5, 1862. The French prevailed and sent the Archduke Maximillian of Austria to rule until 1867. That period brought German beer brewing techniques and started a new musical tradition in Mexico.

General Admission $25 and $20 for Members, food and drink included. If the weather is inclement, the festivities move indoors.


Walking QueensWalking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the DiverseCommunities Historic Places, and Natural Treasuresof New York City's Largest Borough
A Talk with Adrienne Onofri
May 19, Sunday, 2pm

Time to get out and about! Meet Adrienne Onofri, the author of Walking Queens . Her book, published in 2014, has become the invaluable guide to our neighborhood treks and treasures.

Whether you've used the guide to explore Queens or are reading about it here for the first time, you'll enjoy the insights and stories behind the publication. Join us for light refreshments following the talk to share your own experiences and impressions.

Suggested donation $5.

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