With lectures, readings, music, art exhibitions, and a celebration of International Education Week, Queens College is especially busy in November. Whatever your age or your interest, we're sure to offer something that will appeal to you. Stop by our beautiful, 80-acre campus and experience Queens College for yourself!
On this page we highlight just a handful of the activities scheduled at QC this month. To find a comprehensive listing, visit the QC monthly calendar and also the CUNY Month site.
But Queens College is more than just events. Check out our Study Abroad program, one of the most active and diverse programs in New York City, to see where in the world your education can take you. And we invite you to take a tour of our campus to learn what a Queens College education is all about.
Each year Queens College offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation. For the 2013-14 academic year, we are concentrating on Brazil, a vibrant country with a complex history and globally significant economy. Year of Brazil will encompass a wide range of events, from student-sponsored activities on culture, sports, and daily life, to exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Presentations will explore Brazil—its society and politics, arts and culture, math and science, religions and economics—including its influence in South America and the world, as well as its diaspora in the United States. Already our activities have generated great interest, including coverage in the New York Times.
VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil
November 1, 2013–June 27, 2014
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
The vibrant cultural arts of South America's largest country are presented in the context of its geography and the formation of its society and culture. VITALITY explores indigenous, colonial, and Afro-Brazilian art and their influences; pioneering styles of modern and contemporary Brazilian art; and inheritances that inform Brazilian music, dance, theatre, and film.
Goodbye Brazil: Émigrés from the Land of
Soccer and Samba
Monday, November 11, Noon
Brazil, a country that has always received immigrants, only rarely saw its own citizens move abroad. Beginning in the late 1980s, however, thousands of Brazilians left for the United States, Japan, Portugal, Italy, and other nations, propelled by a series of intense economic crises. By 2009 an estimated three million Brazilians were living abroad—about 40 percent of them in the United States. Join author Maxine L. Margolis for a conversation about Brazilian emigration.
Brazilian Cinema at Queens College: Quilombo
Wednesday, November 13, 12:15 pm
Rosenthal Library 101A
Quilombo (1984), directed by Carlos Diegues, is about the century-long rise and fall of Palmares, a community founded in the early 17th century by runaway slaves in the forests of northeastern Brazil.
Brazilian Folk/Jazz Traditions
Thursday, November 14
Music Building Room 264
Noted Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato lectures, demonstrates, and performs with the Queens College Percussion and Jazz Ensembles.
An acclaimed ensemble of eight musicians will present a century-long panorama of legendary composers including the seminal Ernesto Nazareth and his lineage: Anacleto de Medeiros, Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Hermeto Pascoal and Guinga.
Ernesto Nazareth 150th Birthday Tribute
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Music Building Room 264