Kids’ Space: April is for storytelling at Queens libraries

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This is KIDS' SPACE, a guide to things for children to do and see.

We always like to hear from the kids themselves - what's going on in their school or neighborhood, and what they think. We also welcome original writing, play and movie reviews, reports from schools, poetry, drawings, and photos.

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April is "Storytelling Month" at all Queens libraries. Here's a sampling:

* Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.: An afternoon of Haitian storytelling by M. Lily Cerat, for families, all ages, presented in English and Creole. Cambria Heights branch, 220-20 Linden Blvd. 528-3535.

* Monday, April 9, 4 p.m.: Chinese storytelling with music and dance, English and mandarin Chinese. Auburndale branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. 352-2027.

* Monday, April 9, 4 p.m.: World myths and other tales, actress and storyteller Karen DeMauro. Middle Village branch, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave. 326-1390.

* Tuesday, April 10, 4 p.m.: Stories and dance from India, Elmhurst branch, 86-01 Broadway, 271-1020.

Check with your neighborhood branch to see what is coming up.

The Queens Museum of Art offers an array of tours and workshops for the spring vacation week on Tuesday, April 10, Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12., including a family tour of The Panorama of the City of New York, and a workshop on making a clay face cup. Call 592-9700.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning offers a free workshop for parents and children without computer access at home. The workshops meet on the third Sunday of each month through Aug. 19. Call 658-7400, Ext. 11.

The Children's Orchestra Society presents a musically interactive event, "Meet the Orchestra at Queens Theatre in the Park at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 Call 760-0064.

Children 3 to 8 years old can "Have Fun with Books" - reading aloud and crafts - on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at MS 172 in Floral Park. 718-347-3279.

Help with homework is offered weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-446-0690.

The Astro Club, with projects and activities for all ages, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005, ext. 349. The Hall currently is exhibiting "Psychology: It's More Than You Think."

Many performances are scheduled in the 2000-2001 season of Queens Theatre in the Park. They are all a great way for kids to tear away from their video and computer monitors and experience the magic of live theater.

A variety of workshops and craft classes is offered at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, 718-347-3276.

High Five, a non-profit group, makes it possible for middle school and high school students (with I.D.) in all five boroughs to see some of the top performances and other cultural events around the city for just $5 a ticket. call 212-445-8587 or go online:

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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