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.
Step Up Soirée – A Virtual Gala
Each year, Flushing Town Hall hosts its annual gala to raise funds and celebrate our mission of bringing people together through global arts. While the world has changed, our mission has not. We remain committed to bringing people together–even in the virtual world–by presenting arts and cultural traditions from around the globe. This year’s reenvisioned virtual gala, the Step Up Soirée, will be streamed live on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 pm, and will be open to the public on various online platforms. Partake in this special event from home, dressed in your favorite gown, tux, or pajamas—festive attire is encouraged!
Community Art Exhibition:
Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency and Hope in the Time of COVID
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we are all impacted in many different ways. Flushing Town Hall is taking this moment and asking New Yorkers to express their thoughts 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 fence on Northern Boulevard.
FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids
Flushing Town Hall’s dedicated Teaching Artists are offering online classes in the new series “FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids.” The series of arts education will run Tuesday through Friday, and culminate in an online family matinee performance on Saturday. Each day participants will enjoy short videos of music or dance and post-lesson activities will be available online HERE and live on Facebook page and Youtube channel each day at 2 PM EST. Participants are also encouraged to post short video clips of themselves learning on Facebook and tag FTH facebook page @flushingtownhall.
FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids with Smithsonian
As our thoughts turn to summer, our FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids series also shifts from in-depth virtual classes to lighter online learning. In affiliation with the Smithsonian, FTH EDU will be exploring their Year of Music collection and video archive throughout the month of June. From June 1 to June 5th, we’ll turn our focus to Blues, Rock & HipHop; on June 8th to June 12th: Latin Music; June 15th to June 19th: Jazz; and June 22nd to June 26th: Folk & Country. Students of all ages will enjoy viewing items from the Smithsonian, such as bomba drums and Ray Charles’ keyboard, and then digging in with post-video activities.
FTH at HOME: Facebook Watch Party!
FTH at HOME: 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!
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!
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.