Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

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.

If you’d like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page or ZOOM.
For more information on how to participate and monthly themes, visit: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/virtual-jazz-jam

2nd Wednesday each month 7PM EDT

2nd 1st Ever International Black & Brown Film Festival @ TBA - Small Number Of In-Person Tickets on Website
Feb 20 – Apr 24 all-day
2nd 1st Ever International Black & Brown Film Festival @ TBA - Small Number Of In-Person Tickets on Website

The Queens Underground Red Carpet Film Festival Begins in February to Celebrate Black & Brown along with all Creative Talents in Film, Music, Dance, Poetry, Web Series Production and Networking with Industry Professionals, Community Groups, Entrepreneurs and Neighbors.

Join us In-Person and/or Virtually for Movies, Music, Dance, Poetry Videos, Web Series Episodes and Business Commercials from around the World!

There’s still time to Submit your Movie, Video, Series Episode or Business Commercial – More Info on the Website below. Perfect to let the world know your still Open, Active and looking for Customers, Followers and/or Connections.

We’re the most fun non-profit group of creatives ever and we love meeting and sharing with new people!

Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum @ Green Space (virtual)
Mar 23 – Jun 30 all-day
Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum @ Green Space (virtual) | New York | United States

Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum as part of Fertile Ground series March performance. Invisible Decorum, choreographed by Joan Liu and danced by Saeko Hayashi, Marisa Pisano, and Dominique Robinson, delves into how cultural backgrounds affect our lives both consciously and subconsciously. Donate at https://www.greenspacestudio.org/fertile-ground to receive a viewing link.

OnlyPods by Remi Dalton & Jevijoe Vitug⁣ ⁣ @ Flux Factory
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
OnlyPods by Remi Dalton & Jevijoe Vitug⁣ ⁣ @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Follow Remi Dalton and Jevijoe Vitug at OnlyPods. Like and subscribe to new channels of work that employ the translational essence of the meme. Watch as these artists labor on live-streaming platforms. We can all be heroes just for one stream. Username: ArtHistoryPrisoner and username: ArtHistoryguard empower streamers through a collaborative process of framing. Paintings are created that combine private, public and aspirational space in novel ways. Lags in wifi provide frames for social bonding from the hilarious to the devastating.

Jazz 101 @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 25 @ 9:00 pm
Jazz 101 @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Taught by jazz researcher and educator Ben Young, Jazz 101 is a survey of the history of Jazz music, held over eight two-hour sessions—one per week. The course is designed for listeners at all experience levels: Using historic Jazz recordings we illustrate where the music came from, how it works, and how the styles have evolved. We will also explore Jazz in the socio-historical context of 20th Century America. The essential part of course is great music and the rich stories of the figures who shaped the music. It’s a lecture format, but no question is too basic. No papers, no tests, no entrance requirements, no one will call on you in class. Just check-in and dig the sounds.
Week 1 (4/6/2021, 7 PM ET): Introduction & Back Story – Overview of the course, and the prehistory of Jazz (Music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and others)
Week 2 (4/13/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz in New Orleans – The mechanics of the New Orleans Polyphony in context of New Orleans culture (music by King Oliver, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and others)
Week 3 (4/20/2021, 7 PM ET): The Jazz Age – Hot Dance bands and small groups on records in the 1920s. (Music of Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, and others)
Week 4 (4/27/2021, 7 PM ET): The Swing Era – Big bands ruled the earth, the charts, and the airwaves (Music by Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday)
Week 5 (5/4/2021, 7 PM ET): Bebop – The intense new groove of the 1940s (Music by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie)
Week 6 (5/11/2021, 7 PM ET): Expansion – The new variants and ideas of the 1950s (Music by Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and others)
Week 7 (5/18/2021, 7 PM ET): Fusions – The blending of Jazz with Rock, Latin music, and Classical (Music by Machito, John Lewis, and others)
Week 8 (5/25/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz Today – Jazz up to now (Music of Quincy Jones, Cassandra Wilson, and others)

Fertile Ground New Works Showcase: April (Virtual) @ ONLINE/Green Space
Apr 13 all-day
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase: April (Virtual) @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

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 April Artists

Noa Weiss
TwoSmallRoads and Co.
Olga Rabetskaya
Variety Pack Collective
Calleja Smiley and Darcie Perkins
Mobilized Voices/M O B I V

Available starting April 13. Select the April designation under “Apply My Donation To”.

LIC Partnership’s Annual Real Estate Breakfast
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
LIC Partnership's Annual Real Estate Breakfast

Long Island City Partnership’s Annual Real Estate Breakfast is the leading real estate event in Western Queens. For 15 years, we have brought together sold-out crowds of leaders in real estate, finance, and the LIC community to discover current projects underway in LIC. Our previous panels have highlighted a mix of residential, commercial, cultural, and industrial development.

For panel information and Sponsorship opportunities, visit LICQNS.COM/REB2021. Please contact our Director of Events, Carla Nicdao, at cnicdao@licpartnership.com for questions about this event.

For more event details, pricing, and registration visit LICQNS.com/REB2021

Stop AAPI Hate @ virtual
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Stop AAPI Hate @ virtual

Join the BEACON programs at M.S. 216, 158, and 172 and Rep. Grace Meng for Stop AAPI Hate, a virtual event supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander community during the COVID-19 pandemic and a time of increased prejudice.

Learn about the discrimination the AAPI community has been facing, discuss firsthand experiences, and find ways we can support this community in a time of need.

To RSVP, please click here. For more information, please email beacon216@commonpointqueens.org.