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A time to celebrate loves won and lost

Queens Library’s 3rd annual Broken Heart Week pays tribute to endings and beginnings in matters of the heart. We will be hosting blind dates with books, movie screenings, comedy, a dance performance, arts and crafts, and more.

Upcoming Featured Programs

Sunday, February 10

Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company

From flirtatious expressions to footwork perfection, experience The Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company. The Company will present Tablao Sevilla, a traditional flamenco repertoire. 

2pm
Flushing 41-17 Main Street

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Monday, February 11

Songs from the Golden Age of Mexican Bolero

Adderesound is a Mexican group that renders tribute to music of the golden era of boleros, using traditional elements of Mexican folkloric and Latin American music, Afro-Mexican beats, American Jazz, and even rock, all in original arrangements and compositions. Co-founders Rudyck Vidal and Marilyn Castillo will present some of the songs featured in their first album “Cómo Le Hizo?” and a couple of surprises from their upcoming second album.  

6pm
Woodhaven 85-41 Forest Parkway

Tuesday, February 12

Chloe Perrier & Her French Heart Jazz Band

This program has been cancelled due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Featuring Chloé Perrier, vocals, Aki Ishiguro, guitar, Daniel Foose, bass, Rodrigo Recabarren, drums,

They say the French invented romance and – alas! – heartbreak but, hey, at least they make it sound beautiful! French singer Chloé Perrier and her new ensemble, The French Heart Jazz Band, will lull your heartache and uplift your spirits with a unique mix of French chansons, Brazilian, and occasionally Gypsy-tinged numbers in French as well as in English, including American jazz standards from the ’20s to the ’40s with a continental flare! Join us and listen as exes get dissed and relationships gone wrong are remembered, dissected, and forgotten within a span of a song! Life might not always be en rose, but you will always have Paris!  

Chloe Perrier and her French Heart Jazz Band have performed in numerous venues in Paris such as Le Sunset, Le Sunside, Les 7 Lezards, and in New York City at the Zinc Bar, The Iridium, and Club Bonafide, among others. She also has performed live on the radio show Jazzbox on Radio Aligre, and the TV show Telematin in France.

6:30pm
Central Library 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Wednesday, February 13

Chinese Theatre Works presents White Snake

This best-loved romantic tale in every genre of Chinese literature and stage performance tells the great tragic love story of White Snake, a snake spirit with magical healing powers who falls in love with a human named Xu Xian, a handsome young herbalist. The result is a unique cross-cultural theatrical experience that will delight audiences of all ages, followed by our artists sharing their own love stories with the audience. 

2pm
McGoldrick 155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

Thursday, February 14

Frida Kahlo’s A Broken/Feisty Heart

Claudia Norman, producer and executive director of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, will offer a multimedia presentation of Frida Kahlo’s passionate and often devastating love life that inspired some of her most famous and celebrated works. Fragments of love letters, diary entries, music and, of course, art will bring the feisty artist to life in celebration of her uncompromised spirit in art and love.

3pm
Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park

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Comedy with Comedians Michelle Slonim and Ben Rosenfeld + Friends

Husband and wife comedians Michelle Slonim and Ben Rosenfeld and friends present Broken Heart Week Comedy, an evening of clean standup comedy geared to those who have been in love, want love, or hate love. 

6pm
Broadway 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Friday, February 15

Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection. 

3pm
Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike

Saturday, February 16

Chinese Theatre Works presents White Snake

This best-loved romantic tale in every genre of Chinese literature and stage performance tells the great tragic love story of White Snake, a snake spirit with magical healing powers who falls in love with a human named Xu Xian, a handsome young herbalist. The result is a unique cross-cultural theatrical experience that will delight audiences of all ages, followed by our artists sharing their own love stories with the audience.   

2pm
Bayside 214-20 Northern Boulevard

Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection.  

2pm
Peninsula 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach

Songs from the Golden Age of Mexican Bolero

Adderesound is a Mexican group that renders tribute to music of the golden era of boleros, using traditional elements of Mexican folkloric and Latin American music, Afro-Mexican beats, American Jazz, and even rock, all in original arrangements and compositions. Co-founders Rudyck Vidal and Marilyn Castillo will present some of the songs featured in their first album “Cómo Le Hizo?” and a couple of surprises from their upcoming second album.

2:30pm
Jackson Heights 35-51 81 Street

Tragic Love Stories in Opera

The Allegro Singers present a concert of beloved arias and duets from famous operas such as “Il Trovatore,” “Rigoletto,” “Traviata” by Verdi, “La Boheme,” “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini, “Romeo et Juliette” by Gounod, “Lakme” by Delibes, and “Carmen” by Bizet, including some popular music selections.     

2:30pm
Forest Hills 108-19 71 Avenue