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Broken Heart Week is a time to celebrate loves won and lost. Sure, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but at Queens Library, every facet of love and heartbreak will be explored in this week-long program. Community libraries will be hosting curated book displays, film screenings, fitness classes, craft programs, poetry workshops and much more. Plus, don’t miss live workshops and performances by acclaimed arts groups and stars of the stage.

Upcoming Programs for Saturday, February 18

The Allegro Singers present Tragic Love Stories in Opera

3:00 pm
Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue

A concert of beloved arias and duets from Il Trovatore by Verdi, Carmen by Bizet, Romeo et Juliette by Gounod, and some popular music selections. Featured artists are soprano Liora Michelle, tenor Hamid Rodriguez and baritone Ricardo Rosa who have performed on the operatic stage.

Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company

3:00 pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

From flirtatious expressions to footwork perfection, experience The Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company will present Tablao Sevilla, a traditional flamenco repertoire ideal to celebrate the Queens Library’s Broken Heart Week.

Glassware Painting

3:00 pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica

Break into your creative side and have fun while painting your own glassware. Bring your own choice of glassware and join us as we paint them.

Humor and Heartbreak: “I Thought I’d Never Laugh Again…”

3:00 pm
21-45 31 Street, Long Island City

Join us for an afternoon of “clean” comedy focused on the failed romances and unsuccessful relationships we’ve all encountered at one time or another. Meet this talented lineup of comedians like Michelle Slonim, YouJean Chang, Jennifer Lap, Sandip Sen, Ben Rosenfeld, and Ryan Arnold. 

View All Programs for Saturday, February 18 →

Short, But Not-So-Sweet
T-Shirt Sweepstakes

"I met him in sixth grade, we dated all through junior high." – Danielle D.  View Full Story →

"He disappeared on me once the warm weather returned." – L. S.  View Full Story →

"This was my son's story. He was dating a girl in the 9th grade." – Helina C.  View Full Story →

"I didn't think this part of my journey with you was over yet." – Jose H.  View Full Story →

"Love: What a powerful word!" – Miriam S.  View Full Story →

Enter your personal story of romance gone wrong for a chance to win a limited edition Broken Heart Week t-shirt. Story entries may be featured on this page once submitted.
View Official Sweepstakes Rules Here.

Lauren Elder Presents Broadway Standards - Heartbreak at the Great White Way

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:30 pm

Broadway performer, Lauren Elder, will present a comprehensive list of beloved and lesser known Broadway standards about love and loss.


Broken Heart Week 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.