This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.
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
We’re happy to announce that we’re going to present our VIRTUAL version of the monthly Flushing Town Hall Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, our Jazz Jam musicians from Queens, as well as others from around the world will be sharing their music to lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. If you like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page the second Wednesday of the month.
Every year on the third Thursday of September from 6 PM to 7 PM Maple Grove Cemetery invites those who have lost loved ones to come to the cemetery to celebrate those we have lost with readings, music, and reflection. Due to the global pandemic, this year the Annual Day of Remembrance will be held virtually and we invite you to join us on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6 PM. Click on this link now for a preview:
To view the event on Thurs. Sept 17 at 6 PM Go to our YouTube Channel:
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is “on exhibit” in Queens as the Amazing Maize Maze on weekends through October 30. The maze experience begins with a Stalk Talk and a Sunflowers themed gameboard. It culminates with bragging rights as mazers find their way to Victory Bridge. New York City’s only corn maze is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 18 through October 30 and Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s open Saturdays, Sundays* and Columbus Day 11:00 am – 4:30 pm; and 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm on Fridays. Maze tickets are $12/$8 (ages 12 & under) at queensfarm.org. (*note: On 9/20 & 9/27 maze is open as part of September Sundays; tickets at queensfarm.org.)
We’ve invited some of our favorite storytellers from our Queens Storytellers Online series to share some of their longer format storytelling solo shows: their words, their ideas, their stories, in their voice.
These performances will be LIVE – and will NOT be saved for the replay! Don’t miss it!
NAZIS AND ME
Written and Performed by David Lawson
Hate groups have always been a part of David Lawson’s life, from being a child fearful of a Nazi march, witnessing vandalism and bomb threats at the Jewish Community Center. Nazis and Me is David Lawson’s one-man show about confronting hate set in a time where hateful Americans feel a strong sense of comfort: Right now.
Join us for a night of friends and fun as we help your child perfect their cartwheel. This 1.25-hour skill clinic is great for any gymnast from beginner to advanced. Our certified gymnastics coaches will work on shaping, fundamentals, and break the cartwheel down into easy to understand parts. Every student will leave with an improved cartwheel no matter their level. For kiddos 5 -12 years old. To ensure safety and proper social distancing clinics are limited to 15 students.
Learn more about our health and safety procedures at https://www.industrygymnastics.com/check-the-facts.
Looking for a job in the caregiver industry?
Right at Home is hiring Certified Home Health Aids and Companions to provide compassion, knowledge and professionalism. Join Commonpoint Queens for a Virtual Recruitment event on Zoom on Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:30pm!
You can click here to join the meeting, or contact Carolyn at CWeinstein@commonpointqueens.org for more information.
“Ask a Presenter”, Artist Professional Development with FTH Executive Director and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek
Join Ellen as she helps demystify the process of reaching out to venues and organizations for presentation opportunities. We will go over how to know if a presentation space is a good fit for your practice, how to best communicate with them to gain their interest and strategies for making the best impression to presenters.
Wednesday, September 23rd from 7 pm – 8 pm on Zoom Webinars. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A
The session is free but RSVP required. Zoom link will be provided prior to the event date upon registration.
Child psychologist Abigail Gewirtz will discuss how to help your child deal with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by real problems, from the pandemic to active shooter drills to climate change.Talking and listening are essential for nurturing resilient, confident, and compassionate children.
In her new book, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place, Dr. Gewirtz provides tips about how to stay calm in an anxious world; how parents can read the signs of anxiety in their children; and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn’t color the conversation. Talking with children will help you manage your anxieties too, offering a path of wholeness and security for everyone in the family. This virtual event is part of our Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Speaker Series.
Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Click here to register. For more information, please email KStrauss@CommonpointQueens.org.
A complete list of fall speakers is available at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/cultural-arts-and-jewish-heritage-events/.