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Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. WATCH ON FACEBOOK AND ZOOM If you’d like to watch this session LIVE, simply
Flushing Town Hall at Home
12:00 pm
In celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday recognizing ecology and trees, we will hear from David Lehrer, the executive director of Israel’s Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, about the environmental cooperation between Israel and its neighbors in the Middle East. This event is FREE and sponsored by the Jewish National Fund. Please register at
6:00 pm
Learn more about our new Culinary Training and Job Placement Program at a virtual information session Monday, January 25 at 6 pm. This is a twelve-week free program held in-person at our Hub in Elmhurst (77-17 Queens Boulevard). The information session will be held over Zoom. This program is for students who are: 18 years
12:00 am
FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 15 seasons, featuring the work of six different choreographers in Jan-June 2021, presenting a total of 42 artists across seven showings. The non-curated program features six dance makers per performance and profits diverse levels of experience, backgrounds, age of artists, and dance aesthetics. Fertile Ground January
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Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Help save lives by donating blood at a community-based blood drive in Sunnyside, Queens. New York Blood Center is holding the drive from 9 am – 3 pm at Sunnyside Community Services. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be accepted if space allows. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566.
Sunnyside Community Services
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
1:00 pm
Gift in the Wound⁣. Curated by Noah Phillips⁣. “Without the weight given by a wound consciously realized, [one] will lead a provisional life.” — Robert Bly⁣ ⁣ The Gift In The Wound highlights the work of artists who have confronted their fears, traumas, and shadows, and emerged on the other side with unexpected insights, treasures, and talents
Flux Factory
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
We love house plants because they allow us to bring the beauty of nature indoors. But what about house plants serving as inspiration for art-making? Join Diana Kuan for this beginner-friendly watercolor class, where you will experiment with a range of watercolor techniques to bring your favorite house plants to life. You will use techniques
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Percussia’s signature sound is created through the marriage of lyrical melodic instruments (flute, viola, and harp) with a variety of percussion instruments. Percussia is based in New York City’s vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens. Percussia’s members seek to honor and reflect this cultural richness through the music they play. While rooted in
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