Category Archives: Community

Celebrating 50 Years of Integration in Queens

Culminating celebration of our 50 Years of Integration series, featuring archival highlights from our six community events in Astoria, Flushing and Corona. The event took place in the museum’s second-floor Unisphere Gallery, which features a dramatic view of the park’s … Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years of Integration in Queens

“It’s about Us” – A New New Yorkers Exhibition at Queens Museum

Sunday, Dec.18 1:00 – 4:00 PM
New New Yorkers Art Opening Exhibit
“It’s about us!”
An Exhibition from The New New Yorkers Program at The Queens Museum
Queens Museum –  Partnership Gallery 2nd floor
December 18, 2016 – January 15, 2017.

The artists participated in a wide range workshops offered in 2016 including: Experimental Watercolor, Collective Storytelling, Photobook Storytelling, Drawing Sound, Basic Sculpture, Basic Digital Photography,Drawing Journal, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers, Advanced Silkscreen, and Design Thinking. These works reveal the diversity of visions, cultures, concerns and artistic approaches of our immigrant adult community that proves their tenacity to improve their life and build a new and better future in spite of adversity.

In partnership with the Queens Library, the Queens Museum’s New New Yorkers program offers free multilingual classes to meet the needs of adult immigrant communities in Queens. New New Yorkers offers adult immigrants the opportunity to interact closely with accomplished professional artists and engage with their innovative work, allowing them to broaden their horizons and learn valuable life skills through the arts.The program provides opportunities for personal creative expression through rigorous art courses, exhibitions, and participation in cultural festivals. It also supports student-led initiatives at the Queens Museum. Courses emphasize the arts, technology and English language acquisition, provided at no cost, in a variety of languages, most often Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean.


The Colors of Life – Last Class

Llegamos al final de nuestra clase de español “Los Colores de la Vida”  el pasado sábado. Fue un día en el que concretamos lo aprendido leyendo la descripción para el collage que cada estudiante hizo, nos vimos agradablemente sorprendidos de la capacidad … Continue reading The Colors of Life – Last Class

Colors of Life, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers – Week 3

El pasado sábado, nuestra tercera clase de español, “Los Colores de la Vida”  estuvo llena de emociones. Iniciamos con una práctica sobre las partes del cuerpo  que aprendimos la semana anterior, lo hicimos mediante el juego “Simón dice…” una vez los alumnos … Continue reading Colors of Life, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers – Week 3

The Colors of Life, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers – Week 1

    In our first class, we focused on creating a pleasant and friendly relationship between all the participants as we understand that is the key to a deeper learning in the short term workshop. Students learned and practiced the … Continue reading The Colors of Life, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers – Week 1