Events

Exhibition: Dynamic Writing - A Century of Calligraphy

February 22nd, 2015

Exhibition: Dynamic Writing - A Century of Calligraphy

Two great masters of calligraphy from two traditions, Mr. Chao-Lin Ting (102 years young) and Dr. Yoo Sung Lee, are both highly respected by the Chinese and Korean communities. This unique exhibition during the Lunar New Year will demonstrate the extraordinary essence of harmony between two great cultures in the Chinese Hsu-Fa and Korean Hangeul scripts.

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Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

March 1st, 2015

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Welcome in the Year of the Ram with calligraphy workshops led by Chinese calligraphers, Mr. Chao-Lin Ting and Mr. James Shau (1PM) and Korean calligrapher Dr. Yoo Sung Lee (3PM). Learn basic calligraphy to write your New Year’s wishes in Chinese and Korean.

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Korean Calligraphy Workshop

March 1st, 2015

Korean Calligraphy Workshop

Welcome in the Year of the Ram with calligraphy workshops led by Chinese calligraphers, Mr. Chao-Lin Ting and Mr. James Shan (1PM) and Korean calligrapher Dr. Yoo Sung Lee (3PM). Learn basic calligraphy to write your New Year’s wishes in Chinese and Korean.

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Monthly Jazz Clinic: Dizzy Gillespie - The Birth of Bebop

March 4th, 2015

Monthly Jazz Clinic: Dizzy Gillespie - The Birth of Bebop

For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

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Monthly Jazz Jam

March 4th, 2015

Monthly Jazz Jam

Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

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Fred Hersch Trio

March 6th, 2015

Fred Hersch Trio

Six-time Grammy-nominated pianist Fred Hersch is a graceful soloist and sought-after accompanist, as well as the anchor of one of the greatest trios on the jazz scene today. With his impeccable technique, Hersch makes ballads sing sweetly and up-tempo tunes jump with pulse-quickening verve.

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Asian Fan Dance Workshop

March 7th, 2015

Asian Fan Dance Workshop

Song Hee Lee, Korean dancer and Ling Tang, Chinese dancer will teach simple fan dance routines from both Korean and Chinese traditions. No dance experience necessary and all levels welcome. Bring your own folding fan or borrow one of ours.

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Momenta Quartet: TAN DUN GHOST OPERA

March 8th, 2015

Momenta Quartet: TAN DUN GHOST OPERA

Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera (1994) is a five-movement work for string quartet and pipa, with water, metal, stone and paper. Inspired by childhood memories of the shamanistic “ghost operas” of Chinese peasant culture, it calls on the spirits of Bach, Shakespeare, ancient folk tradition, and earth/nature.

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Taylor 2: DANCE WORKSHOP

March 14th, 2015

Taylor 2: DANCE WORKSHOP

Join members of the renowned Taylor 2 for an interactive dance workshop representing the wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion found in Paul Taylor's work. For ages 10 and up.

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Taylor 2: PERFORMANCE

March 14th, 2015

Taylor 2: PERFORMANCE

Established in 1993 by Paul Taylor to ensure his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, Taylor 2 is modern dance unhindered by technical limitations. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his original work. Pre-show Members Lounge at 1:45 PM

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Crosscurrent II

March 22nd, 2015

Crosscurrent II

A Dance and Music explosion! The Luxembourg International Composition Prize Winning Composer Huang Ruo and classical music superstar New Asia Chamber Music Society will join the internationally renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for an interactive dance and music demonstration.

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Exhibition: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

March 28th, 2015 - April 19th, 2015

Exhibition: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

Presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the Erasing Borders Exhibition features work by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. This group of multinational artists reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter - figurative, abstract and conceptual - in a variety of media.

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Spring Mix

March 28th, 2015

Spring Mix

Presented by EtM Con Edison/FCCA Composer-in-Residence Nina Siniakova, Spring Mix is a tangy medley of classical hits and contemporary compositions peppered with some beloved jazzy tunes. Performed by three established New York musicians, this concert will make you ready for spring.

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Monthly Jazz Clinic: Johnny Hodges and Music of Duke Ellington

April 1st, 2015

Monthly Jazz Clinic: Johnny Hodges and Music of Duke Ellington

For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

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Monthly Jazz Jam

April 1st, 2015

Monthly Jazz Jam

Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

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Bricks 4 Kidz® Lego® Spring Break Camp

April 6th, 2015 - April 10th, 2015

Bricks 4 Kidz® Lego® Spring Break Camp

Flushing Town Hall partners with Bricks 4 Kidz® to offer LEGO® educational activities for children ages 4-14, where students learn, build and engage in serious, creative and educational play. Beginners (Grades 1-5) will be challenged and fascinated by a Junior Robotics camp. Advanced Students (Grades 5-8) will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation with LEGO® components.

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Global Mashup #1 CUBA MEETS HAWAII

April 10th, 2015

Global Mashup #1 CUBA MEETS HAWAII

Formerly “Cultural Crossroads,” we’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Rhumba meets the Hula when the Cuban Group Cocomama meets the Hawaiian Music of the Josh Kekoa Cho Trio, and they blend together with an impromptu jam in the last set.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: PUPPETRY WORKSHOP

April 12th, 2015

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: PUPPETRY WORKSHOP

Join the master puppeteers of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in an interactive puppetry workshop as they display various puppets from the production, discuss how they are constructed, demonstrate their manipulation methods, and then you get to be the puppeteer! For ages 5 and up.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar: PERFORMANCE

April 12th, 2015

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: PERFORMANCE

Beloved stories by Eric Carle, retold on stage through fanciful puppets that teach as well as entertain. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky, and the MixedUp Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature.

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Queens Jazz Orchestra: TRIBUTE TO TONY BENNETT & ELLA FITZGERALD

April 17th, 2015

Queens Jazz Orchestra: TRIBUTE TO TONY BENNETT & ELLA FITZGERALD

The Queens Jazz Orchestra, conducted by NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, plays a tribute concert to Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald. These great jazz legends have all lived in the borough of Queens, and are all a part of the illustrious history of Queens Jazz.

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Balsam Chamber Ensemble

April 19th, 2015

Balsam Chamber Ensemble

Formed at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, The Balsam Chamber Ensemble is a scholarship-receiving ensemble, honoring Artur Balsam who was a Classical Pedagogue. The ensemble performs a wide range of repertoires from the Baroque period to 20th century, and provides a first-class chamber music experience.

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Community Forum: Performing Sacred

April 21st, 2015

Community Forum: Performing Sacred

Utilizing theater to stimulate group talk, New York Theatre of the Oppressed’s trained actors and mentors will work with LaGuardia Community College Humanities students to create a safe haven for community discussion. Issues to be discussed range from Islamic identity in post 9/11 America and various taboos affecting this community.

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Global Mashup #2 SCOTLAND MEETS NEW ORLEANS

April 24th, 2015

Global Mashup #2 SCOTLAND MEETS NEW ORLEANS

Formerly “Cultural Crossroads,” we’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Featuring MacTalla Mor, a Scottish band that won The Celtic Roots Traditional Music Award and Ayo Maak’s Jazz Pack, an ensemble of musicians led by Ayodele Maakheru who are exponents of the history of New Orleans Music. They’ll blend together with an impromptu jam in the last set.

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Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival 2015

April 25th, 2015

Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival 2015

10 hours of free jazz! The Third Annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival! Featuring performers from around the borough of Queens, from jazz legends, to up-and coming artists. The afternoon will also feature masterclasses by top Queens-based music educators, and performances by local middle and high school jazz ensembles, before evening performances in both the theater and gallery.

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Documentary Film - Alive Inside

April 29th, 2015

Documentary Film - Alive Inside

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music’s power to awaken the mind in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This documentary focuses on “personalized music,” which uses interviews with friends and family to uncover specific pieces of music with the power to unlock memories in ways that prescription medication fails. Q&A and an iPod Drive will follow the screening.

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