1 pm–2:30 pm, Rooms A & B
Artisans from around the world will exhibit their artwork and perform demonstrations of their craft and explain their techniques. Food demonstrations will introduce you to international delicacies. Note: Materials are limited; on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Participants in food workshops are welcome to try the prepared food. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reaction or illnesses resulting from participation.
Taiwanese Flower Arrangements
Taiwanese-American floral artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging: from a simple corsage to more complicated arrangements for home, parties, and festivities.
Presenter: Anna Kao
Afghan Dessert Demonstration and Tasting: Firni
Firni is a delicious, creamy Afghan custard made with milk, sugar, cornstarch, and cardamom. Almonds and pistachios are generously sprinkled on the finished product.
Presenter: Women for Afghan Women
Turkish Food Demonstration and Tasting: Börek
Learn how to make börek, a family of baked filled pastries made of thin flaky dough known as phyllo (or yufka) of Anatolian origins.
Presenter: Turkish Cultural Center Queens
Russian Folkloric Teapot Doll Crafts
In Russia, tea drinking is a solemn ritual when news is discussed and important matters are decided. Since the ceremony usually takes time, teapot covers are necessary to ensure that the tea stays hot for a long time. Get creative and make your own!
Presenter: Yevgeniya Rozentsvit