FTH at HOME (VIRTUAL EVENTS)
We are pleased to introduce our new, virtual series: FLUSHING TOWN HALL at HOME!
While our doors are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall would like to share our global arts programming online. In times of crisis, the arts remind us of our shared humanity. Though we may find ourselves more physically isolated than usual, none of us is alone. Join us online! Take lessons, clap along, dance around your living room, and enjoy both new and familiar sounds.
Community Art Exhibition:
Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency and Hope
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the disparate effects of COVID on people of color, and the protests in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, our community is experiencing profound change. Flushing Town Hall is taking this moment and asking New Yorkers to express their thoughts and feelings through art – and will showcase their work in a new outdoor exhibition. The general public, families, professional artists, and amateurs are invited to create artistic expressions of grief, resiliency and hope, and to share them in an exhibition to be hung on the Flushing Town Hall’s garden fence on Northern Boulevard starting on July 6.
Latin American Rhythms Night
Flushing Town Hall will celebrate NYC’s vibrant Colombian music scene with a stellar cast of artists who will reunite for an evening of music and stories, remembering Diego Obregon, a master Colombian musician and marimba maker who passed away unexpectedly last month. Hosted and curated by Martin Vejarano of La Cumbiamba NY, NYC Gaita Club, and Cumbia River Band, the event will also feature: Ronald Polo, Moris Cañate, and Johanna Castaneda of Grupo Rebolú; Pablo Major of Folklore Urbano and Encuentro NYC on piano, Sebastián Cruz on guitar; the NYC Gaita Club featuring Christian Rodriguez, Camilo Martinez, and Cristian Quimbay; and will include remembrances shared by Freddy Castiblanco of Terraza 7.
Virtual World Dance Camp
In response to the enthusiasm we have received from our school partners and communities, Flushing Town Hall Education is excited to announce our new summer offering Virtual World Dance Camp! Participants will explore the joy and vitality of dance forms from NY’s diverse communities. No dance background needed, just a desire to have fun and try something new! FTH Master Teaching Artists will lead you in Jazz, Indian, Mexican and/or Chinese dance. You will be able to take classes in all 4 forms or just 1 form. Each form is provided for two options: Kids Group (age 12 and under), and Teens & Adults Group. All classes meet from Monday to Friday over Zoom.
Global Mashups 2018 Replay
In partnership with QPTV, FTH at HOME will replay entire Global Mashups 2018 featuring performances and artist interviews. Mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Watch and dance!
Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam
We're happy to announce that we're going to present our VIRTUAL version of the monthly Flushing Town Hall Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, our Jazz Jam musicians from Queens, as well as others from around the world will be sharing their music to lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. If you like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page! Our theme for August 12th jam is “Unity of Mind, Spirit, Action"
ZOOM Artist Hang
Open to artists of any discipline! As a way to stay together and connected while we are apart, Ellen Kodadek, Executive & Artistic Director of FTH hosts Zoom Artist Hang every Friday at 5 PM EST. You can participate with or without video (though we’d love to see your smiling faces!). Please join us so we can check-in, say hello and stay connected to you!
Artist Commissioner Program LIVE
PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Flushing Town Hall is pleased to present these programs free of charge but welcomes donations from those who are able and moved to contribute. Donations of any amount are accepted here.
Flushing Town Hall’s facilities are temporarily closed to the public in accordance with COVID-19 safety regulations. Flushing Town Hall’s latest statement pertaining to COVID-19 can be found here.