COVID-19 updates at Flushing Town Hall

 
(UPDATED: 3/24/2020, 10:00 AM EST)
 
To our global community, out of an abundance of caution and given recent developments, we have decided to postpone all public and school programs in May 2020. 

 

We are excited to host our Facebook #WatchParty: Flushing Town Hall At Home! While temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, we will be sharing our global arts programming online. LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-at-home

 
 
(UPDATED: 3/20/2020, 9:30 AM EST)
 
To our global community,
 
Out of an abundance of caution and given recent developments, we have decided to postpone all public and school programs in March and April 2020. Here are more details:
 
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: 
  • Global Mashup 2: Hungary Meets Ghana (3/14/2020)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar public programs (3/15/2020) and school performances (3/16/2020)
  • Make Something Workshop Series (3/17/2020 - 5/5/2020)
  • Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company (3/21/2020)
  • Jazz 101: History & Listening (3/24/2020 - 5/19/2020)
  • Akua Allrich: Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba (3/28/2020)
  • Monthly Jazz Jam (4/1/2020)
  • Peony Dreams: Through the Looking Glass (4/2/2020 - 4/12/2020)
  • Global Mashup 3: Colombia meets the Philippines (4/4/2020)
  • Music from China (4/5/2020)
  • Live Drawing with Models (4/13/2020)
  • Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass meets Mexico (4/18/2020)
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's Music in Color: Eleanor Alberga (4/19/2020)
  • CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Festival (4/25/2020)
  • Queens Symphony Orchestra (4/30/2020)
  • Queens Jazz OverGround 2020 Spring Jazz Fest (5/9/2020)
 
CANCELED
  • Hot Club- Jazz Listening Session (3/21/2020) 
  • Queens College Students' Biennale (3/20/2020 - 3/29/2020)
  • EtM Anniversary Celebration (4/19/2020)
 
RESCHEDULED
  • A Palo Seco: Flamenco (3/28/2020; both public programs and school performances are rescheduled for 5/15/2020)
 
If you purchased a ticket to an event that has been postponed, we will honor that ticket when the event is rescheduled, or you may request a refund by contacting our box office at boxoffice@flushingtownhall.org or 718-463-7700 x222. We also ask you to consider converting the ticket to a tax-deductible donation, which would be greatly appreciated at this time. Refunds will be processed when Flushing Town Hall reopens.
 
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep our community informed about any further updates on our website: www.flushingtownhall.org

 


 

(RELEASED: 3/12/2020, 1 PM EST)

 

To our global community,

 

Bringing people together and supporting one another have been an essential part of Flushing Town Hall’s organizational culture since our founding days. We are grateful for the support of our community, and audiences of all ages who come to us seeking new and exciting experiences.

 

We always want to ensure that we provide a welcoming and safe environment. So in recent weeks, we’ve watched with concern as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached our country, and, our city.

 

Out of an abundance of caution and given recent developments – large event cancellations, and recommendations from officials to socially isolate from others. We do plan to bring them back to Flushing Town Hall at a later date.

 

If you purchased a ticket to an event that has been postponed, we will honor that ticket when the event is rescheduled, or you may request a refund by contacting our box office. We also ask you to consider converting the ticket to a tax-deductible donation, which would be greatly appreciated at this time.

 

We continue to actively monitor the latest information from public health officials regarding the coronavirus and are following their recommended guidelines. The city has not shut down, though officials have offered direction on how to take preventive measures.

 

At Flushing Town Hall, we encourage our audiences, artists, staff and volunteers to follow the widely reported hygiene practices, taking necessary precautions to prevent community spread. That can be as simple as:

  • practicing good hygiene in public;
  • covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue (then throwing out the tissue);
  • using hand sanitizer;
  • avoiding touching your face, eyes, and mouth;
  • washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; and,
  • if you are sick, stay home and call a doctor to seek medical assistance.

 

These are some of the easiest and best ways to avoid the spread of infectious disease.

 

Visit here to access the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Coronavirus prevention recommendations: https://on.nyc.gov/2TLjjQU

 

We recognize that there is heightened concern about the reach of this virus, particularly given the endless news cycle. This is an uncertain time for everyone, and we will continue to make decisions informed by the information we have and the guidance of public health officials. 

 

We are following guidance from city, state, and federal agencies, especially the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, which is working closely with cultural institutions on public land such as Flushing Town Hall. We proactively increased and intensified our already thorough cleaning routines and will continue to do so.

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will adapt our protocols as directed to keep Flushing Town Hall as safe as possible for all who come through our doors. Flushing Town Hall is exploring postponing dates for all upcoming events currently scheduled through March 31st.  This is a very time consuming and challenging process, and we ask for your patience during this difficult time.  We urge you to check our website, www.flushingtownhall.org, for updates.

 

It’s important to us as an institution that we do our part, because we care about our community, and the future of our city.

 

Ellen Kodadek

Executive and Artistic Director

Flushing Town Hall