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This week: Queens Memory collecting personal photos of and stories about Queens

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This week families can take part in a special project being run by local group Queens Memory, in which they are encouraged to share any personal photos and/or stories about their lives in Queens. Other events taking place this week include an infant story time session at Forest Hills library, a video game exhibit at the Astoria Museum of the Moving Image, Spanish dance classes in Astoria, and much more!

Mother Goose Mondays: Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.

Description: Infants get to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement games while their parents get to socialize.

Age: Infants aged 3-17 months

Price: Free

Location: Forest Hills library- 108-19 71 Ave. Forest Hills, NY 11375

Telephone: 718-268-7934

Queens Memory in Court Square: Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

Description: Come and share your favorite photos and memories about Queens! Make your memories become a part of Queens' history, by getting your photos digitized for free. Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards, and other local memorabilia, in order for it to become part of the "Queens: Neighborhood Stories" page on Historypin down below. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also call or register online to make an appointment.

Age: All ages

Price Free

Location: Court Square library- 25-01 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

Telephone: 718-937-2790

Website: Queens: Neighborhood Stories

Indie Essentials-25 Must-Play Video Games: Feb. 12-March 02, 2014 during museum hours

Description: This is an exhibit being held at the Astoria Museum of the Moving Image, in which 25 playable and independently produced video games will be presented, in order to introduce museum-goers to the "indie" video game scene. The games will include some of the latest winners of the 2013 IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games awards. The designers and developers of these games are working outside of the large studios and publishers in order to take creative risks towards enhancing their products; all games in the exhibition are free to be played.

Age: All ages

Price: $12 adults; $9 seniors and students with ID ;$6 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Location: Museum of the Moving Image- 36-01 35 Ave. Astoria, NY 11106

Telephone: 718-777-6888

Website: Museum of the Moving Image

Winter 2014 Flamenco and Spanish dance classes in Astoria: Feb. 10-March 24, 2014 at variable hours

Description: The American Bolero Dance Company Spanish Dance School will be offering a variety of classes in Flamenco and Spanish Dance for both kids and adults. The school will teach its own unique dance style, according to an age-based curriculum, that combines elements of Flamenco, Ballet, Spanish Classical, Regional Folk and Character Dance. Castanets are also taught as part of students' regular lessons. Performing opportunities are available for more serious students; both private and semi-private instruction is available upon request. Please visit the American Bolero Dance Company website below for a complete class schedule and for pricing details.

Age: Kids aged 7 and up, tweens, teens and adults

Price: See website for details

Location: American Bolero Dance Company- 30-16 Steinway Street Astoria, NY 11103

Telephone: 718-392-8888

Website: Ambolero

Third Annual Talent Show: Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.

Description: Kids and teens are invited to showcase their talents at East Elmhurst library's 3rd Annual Talent Show! Participants must attend an audition and dress rehearsal prior to the show; each performer will be eligible for a prize.

Age: Kids aged 5-12; tweens and teens

Price: Free

Location: East Elmhurst library- 95-06 Astoria Boulevard East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Telephone: (718) 424-2619



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