Queens literary events: March 25, 2013

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Welcome to Newtown Literary’s weekly listing of literary and cultural events across the borough of Queens.

Please get in touch to add your event to the list, published every Monday:


* Week beginning March 25, 2013 * 

Monday, March 25 (every Monday), 8pm

Astoria: Open Mic Mondays welcoming all musicians, poets, writers, singers-songwriters, comedians, performance artists.  No cover charge and no drink minimum. Sign-up starts at 7.30pm.

Rapture Lounge, 34-27 28th Avenue, Astoria. Map

Wednesday, March 27, 7pm 

Long Island City: Book Signing. Join We Heart Astoria’s Meg Cotner as she signs copies of her delectable Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens. Wine, ice cream, chocolate and sweet treats will be served–including the brand new We Heart Astoria ice cream flavor.

Malu, 12-09 Jackson Ave, LIC. Map

Thursday, March 28, 1.30pm. Suggested donation: $3 members, $6 nonmembers

Forest Hills: Author talk by Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History at University College, London, on her new book A Small Town Near Auschwitz. The book is based on her discovery as an adult that a close family friend, Udo Klausa, had played an integral part in the Holocaust, and explores the role played by ordinary, “decent” men in the Nazi machinery of destruction.

Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills. Map

Thursday, March 28, 2.30pm. $5 members / $8 nonmembers

Flushing: Talk and book signing by Christina Rozeas, author of Borough of Diversity: Greeks in Queens. Join Rozeas as she traces the immigrant journey from Greece to America and shows how the Greeks developed a thriving and much larger community than their predecessors thought possible.

Queens Historical Society at Historic Kingsland Homestead, 143-33 37th Avenue. Map

Saturday and Sunday, March 30th-31st, 12-6pm

Long Island CityThe Wonder Cabinet, an experiment in collaborative story writing and contemporary wunderkammer. An eclectic group of artists – sculptors, costumers, video artists, holographers, and more – have physically constructed a gigantic cabinet of wonders in the Flux gallery responding to the story, including a maze of rooms, drawers to open and explore, a ziggurat-staircase, a photo booth, a plinko game, and installations that activate different parts of the gallery.

Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City. Map

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