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.
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!
Global Music Month 2020
Latin American Rhythms Night PART II
On September 16, Flushing Town Hall will present a Latin American Rhythms Night PART II, celebrating New York City’s vibrant Brazilian, Mexican, and Argentinian music scenes with a diverse lineup of artists performing LIVE and in pre-recorded numbers, including David Vieira, Pedro Giraudo, and Jarana Beat led by Sinuhe Padilla,. Hosted and curated by Martin Vejarano (director of La Cumbiamba NY, Cumbia River Band, and NYC Gaita Club), this evening will feature music from New York’s favorite Latinx musicians, as well as stories and interviews in “Spanglish.”
Coreyah: Psychedelic Korean Folk
Since their 2010 debut, Coreyah has pioneered a new style of Korean music that blends genres of contemporary ethnic and popular sounds while still maintaining the distinctive characteristics of traditional Korean instruments. At this special virtual concert, Coreyah performs music from their latest album ‘Clap & Applause’ showcasing their long-standing effort to infuse pop into traditional music through bold, youthful style, heartfelt lyrics, and a psychedelic sound.
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 the October 14th jam is The Heart of Autumn.
"Hand-in-Hand" Storytelling Through Shadow Theater
Beginning Tuesday, September 30, join puppetry artist Spica Wobbe as she presents her new performance, Hand in Hand! In the weeks following the performance, Spica will lead two workshops in storytelling and shadow theater. Come learn with the artist and create your own story and bring it to life with shadow puppetry! The performance and workshops will be held in English and Mandarin.
Artist Professional Development Conversations
We invite artists creating in all disciplines to take part in a new series, Artist Professional Development Conversations, that will share tips, insights, and best practices for navigating the business side of an artistic career. Each virtual session will feature a conversation with FTH staff members to discuss how to better support, present, and market an artistic practice. Topics will include fundraising, booking and programming with presentation venues, and PR and marketing stratgies.
"Lucky 88" by Marcus Yi
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and Flushing Town Hall are pleased to present a virtual showcase of Marcus Yi’s Lucky 88 Food Court the Musical, a new musical theatre piece selected by local Flushing community members, or “art commissioners,” as part of QCA’s Artist Commissioning Program. Inspired by all of the food courts in Flushing, this new musical uses the food court environment to explore the multi faceted lives of people that the average American might not otherwise get a chance to know.
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!
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.