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.
ALL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Flushing Town Hall’s master Teaching Artists offer online classes, as our series “FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids” returns with new free content. This arts education series will run Monday through Friday. Students will have the opportunity to explore a new topic each week: Indian dance & yoga, Mexican folkloric dances and their wardrobes, creating mini art museums, Jazz dance, shadow theater, dances from Africa’s Ivory coast, world drumming in English and Spanish, fairy tales, Chinese dance & culture, and toy theater. This new series offers an additional interactive option for student enrichment: live virtual workshops “Meet the Artist” and “Jam with the Artist”. FTH is also able to offer Virtual Assemblies of live and pre-recorded performances and demonstrations with master teaching artists, followed by an interactive Q & A with students or families. Our teaching artists can work with one classroom, the whole school, or family groups. Explore our diverse programming—open to schools, senior centers and families.
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.
Global Arts for Global Kids II
Global Arts for Global Kids (GAGK) virtual series returns this fall in time for the new 2020-2021 school year. This series will continue to offer arts education programs as diverse as our Queens’ community for free. Flushing Town Hall’s Master Teaching Artists (TAs) offer new content each week over 10 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to explore a new topic each week: Indian dance & yoga, Mexican folkloric dances and their wardrobes, creating mini art museums, Jazz dance, shadow theater, dances from Africa’s Ivory coast, world drumming in English and Spanish, fairy tales, Chinese dance & culture, and toy theater.
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.
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.
Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series presents
Lauren Sevian's LSQ
Convergence Arts and Flushing Town Hall present Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series. This is a three-concert/Q&A series presented by Lioness, a collective of female jazz instrumentalists/composers/bandleaders and a program of Convergence Arts, a non-profit committed to sharing the art and fun of improvisation with the community at large. This second conert features Grammy sward winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian's LSQ with pianist Helen Sung, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer E.J. Strickland.
ZOOM Artist Hang
New Music Horizons - Collaborative Artists in Concert
PART I: David Shenton & The Mark Wade Trio
New Music Horizons returns to Flushing Town Hall virtually to present two dynamic jazz composers: classical composer David Shenton and jazz composer Mark Wade. David Shenton will present a set of his lyrically inventive compositions. The Mark Wade Trio will follow with their brand of group interplay and expressive improvisation that has brought them an international following.
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.