Jan
17
Fri
Lunar New Year Exhibition @ Flushing Town Hall
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 5:00 am
Lunar New Year Exhibition @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with the community, Flushing Town Hall presents “A Good Beginning, Here” a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates 8 diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Their works embody unique life stories and ideas rooted in the East and evolved in the West.

JAN 17 – FEB 16 | 12-5 PM | EXHIBITION

Opening Reception: FRI, JAN 17, 6-8 PM

Gallery Dates: FRI, JAN 17 – SUN, FEB 16

Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment

$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens

Feb
1
Sat
Connect and Create: A Workshop for Accessing Creative Flow through Self and Community @ Plaxall Gallery - Long Island City Artists
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Connect and Create: A Workshop for Accessing Creative Flow through Self and Community @ Plaxall Gallery - Long Island City Artists | New York | United States

Do you experience limiting beliefs and stories that restrict you from living your life in a fully embodied way?

Perhaps there is something you’ve been dreaming of creating, but you are stuck in stasis mode, uninspired and unmotivated to bring your vision to fruition?

Or maybe you simply need an energetic shift and want to try something a little bit silly and unfamiliar!

Emily Jeanne Brown and Eve Marie Mugar invite you to CONNECT + CREATE: A Workshop for Accessing Creative Flow through Self and Community.

For more info + to register, please email: connectandcreate2020@gmail.com

A bit about the workshop:

In this workshop, participants will be invited to connect deeply to the self and others, in order to cultivate emotional security, curiosity and play. Through an experiential journey of grounding, meditation and yoga practice, breath work and improvisational movement, the facilitators will guide participants toward a deep relationship with their intrinsic creative power. Whether you already consider yourself a creative, or you are simply looking for the tools to build an intentional life, this workshop will help you get into the body and out of the critical mind so that you can access a state of flow with your own unique gifts!

What to expect:

-a safe space with well-established community guidelines and acknowledgment
-guided meditation and yoga sequences
-the opportunity to set intentions and check in with yourself and others throughout the workshop
-Breath Work
-Improvisational Movement/Dance
-the opportunity to take creative risks
-a little bit of magic and some fun surprises…!

About the facilitators:

Emily Jeanne Brown is a Brooklyn-based actor, musician and teaching artist. She attended Smith College and received her M.F.A from the American Conservatory Theater. Learn more at www.emilyjeannebrown.com

Eve Marie Mugar Is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist-in-training with a background in theatre. She has studied at Smith College, Kripalu School for Yoga, and New York University’s Silver School for Social Work. Connect at www.evemariemugar.com

For more info + to register, please email: connectandcreate2020@gmail.com

Feb
8
Sat
Home/Land Opening Reception @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Home/Land Opening Reception @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Curated by Katie Fuller, Home/Land looks at the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 on Lewis Latimer’s family, focusing on the tactics used to detain, deport, and re-enslave “runaways” with current practices used by Immigration Customs Enforcement to control the influx of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The exhibition pairs true stories of those who escaped or attempted to escape slavery in the years surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 with current experiences of families attempting to migrate to the United States with the hope of finding a home in the land of the free.
Participating artists were given access to primary source documents from the past to create works that show a connection between then and now. Basing their art pieces on families’ migration journeys and their encounters with ICE brings the pain of the past into the present. Excerpts from historical documents: runaway slave ads, letters, journal entries, will be posted on the wall next to the art piece. Displayed together, the documents and the artworks will ask viewers what, if anything, has changed regarding how this country treats humans labeled as “illegal”.
Selected artists to be announced soon.
The exhibition will be on view till Sunday 6/14/2020. Visit https://lewislatimerhouse.org/exhibitions/ to learn more.

Feb
16
Sun
Multicultural Celebration! @ RIOULT Dance Center
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Multicultural Celebration! @ RIOULT Dance Center | New York | United States

The Central Astoria LDC proudly presents our “Multicultural Celebration” event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at RIOULT Dance Center on 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. This free event is open to the general public and will feature carnevale and traditional dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean.
Come join us as we come together to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is made possible, in part, with public funds and support of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center

Memoir Talk: This African American Life – by Hugh B. Price @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm
Memoir Talk: This African American Life - by Hugh B. Price @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

“‘People who believe a problem can be solved tend to get busy solving it,’ William Raspberry wrote in the Washington Post in July 1994. ‘Hugh B. Price is a believer.’
This comment on Price’s inaugural keynote address as head of the National Urban League Proved prescient. Over his tenure, Price launched the League’s Campaign for African-American Achievement, spearheaded pressure on the federal government to combat police brutality and racial profiling, and helped repair frayed relations between the black and jewish communities.
Yet his role with the League was just one among many for this impressive man. In This Africcan-American Life, Price traces his forbears, among them Nero Hawley, who fought under George Washington; George and Rebecca Latimer, who escaped slavery by stowing away on a boat and traveling north as master and slave; and Lewis Latimer, who worked with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison and played a pivotal role in perfecting the light bulb…”
Join author Hugh Price for a book talk that chronicles an outstanding African American life.

Feb
29
Sat
Global Mashup 1: Klezmer Meets Venezuela @ Flushing Town Hall
Feb 29 @ 7:15 pm
Global Mashup 1: Klezmer Meets Venezuela @ Flushing Town Hall |  |  |

Audience favorite is back! We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come dance to the infectious klezmer melodies of clarinetist Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn and the return of Venezuelan Afro-Soul Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo. Bring your dancing shoes! Special drinks and food for sale.

SAT | FEB 29 | 7:15 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)

$18/$12 Members & Students