While our doors are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall shares our renowned, global arts programming online. Flushing Town Hall’s master Teaching Artists offer free, online classes in our second series of “FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids.” Each day school students and families will enjoy arts education videos of music, dance, visual arts, and storytelling, followed by post-video enrichment. Global Arts for Global Kids series II will begin on October 5, 2020, on FTH’s website. You can also explore the previous series of Global Arts for Global Kids at the same link for a limited time. For more information about the program, email email@example.com
Native Artist Spotlight Panel: Queens & Long Island
WED, DEC 2, 7 PM EST
Streaming Live on Facebook and Zoom
Moderated by Tecumseh Ceaser, Matinecock Turkey Clan, Native American artists of Queens and Long Island will discuss and showcase their contemporary art in a panel discussion. Often when people think of Native art they focus on historic pieces or artifacts from the West, however modern, traditional, folk art and handicrafts are still created in NY by dynamic Native artists. Join our virtual artist panel to learn from these artists and explore the range of their art and what it means to be Native artist in the 21st century.
Artist Panelist include: Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock) Wampum Carver; Denise Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock) Painter /Teacher; Lydia Chavez (Unkechaug) Wampum designer; Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) Photo and digital artist; Tohannash Tarrant (Shinneock) Beader (from left to right on the banner image)
Explore their websites in advance of the discussion and support local artists:
Kunqu in America: Memories of Chung-ho Chang Frankel
SAT, DEC 12, 8 PM EST
STREAMING ON ZOOM & YOUTUBE | RSVP NOW
How did Kunqu, an elegant form of traditional Chinese theatre proclaimed by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of the oral and intangible cultural heritage of humanity, take root and grow in the U.S.? Presented in partnership with Kunqu Society, this program will trace some of its historical developments through memories of Ms. Chung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015), an amateur devotee of Kunqu, and popularly known as “a female literary talent of China’s Republican Era.” After emigrating to the U.S. in 1949, over more than sixty years Ms. Frankel continued to practice, teach, and promote Kunqu past her hundredth birthday. Her enthusiasm and enjoyment are vividly remembered by family and students, as well as professional artists.
崑曲是中國歷史悠久、表演雅緻的傳統戲曲，經聯合國教科文組織評為人類口述和非物質文化遺產的代表作之一。崑曲是怎麼在美國落地生根、發展傳開來的？海外崑曲社將透過有「民國才女」之稱的崑曲曲家張充和女士 (1913-2015) 的故事，追溯和記錄這個華裔文化藝術的歷史軌跡。充和先生1949年遷居美國之後，在超過一甲子的歲月裡，出於個人對崑曲的愛好，長年研習、教授、和推廣崑曲。節目採訪了充和先生的家人、學生、以及同台合作的專業演員等，皆為珍貴的第一手資料和內容，歡迎您一起來觀賞！節目為中英文雙語播出，播出後有觀眾問答。
Developing a Successful Marketing & PR Strategy
with Shawn Choi, FTH Director of Marketing and Community Engagement
and Jeff Simmons, Executive Vice President – Anat Gerstein, Inc.
WED, DEC 16, 7 – 8 PM EST
on Zoom Webinars
Join Shawn and Jeff as they go over tools and strategies to best tell your story as an artist and how to use those tools to grow your following.
They will go over topics such as making strong marketing materials for your press kit and developing relationships with the fans, press, and your community to build your art practice’s brand. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A
The session is free but RSVP is required. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event date. RSVP:
Health & Wellness Fair. All aspects of health and wellness are welcome. Open to Seniors and adult children of seniors.Our health fair is an educational and interactive event that provides preventive methods, medical screenings to people in the community, and healthcare/insurance information. We will have a variety of vendors including Fidelis, Empire BlueShield, Affinity Health Plans and many others. We will also have music, games and FREE FOOD and Beverages. The NYPD and Fire Department will be present to provide safety demonstration, and games for the community. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND!