Jan
13
Wed
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.

WATCH ON FACEBOOK AND ZOOM
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

Jan
20
Wed
“The Narrow Edge” – a Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Virtual via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day
“The Narrow Edge" - a Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Virtual via Zoom

To register for this Zoom event, please use the registration link below.

At QCBC’s next meeting, Deborah Cramer will speak about her latest book, “The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey”, in which she accompanied a small sandpiper on its 19,000-mile annual migration and witnessed how its life, and ours, depend on an ancient animal, the horseshoe crab.
Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near-miraculous 19,000-mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of spring’s highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs, ancient, primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health.
The Narrow Edge offers a unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots, and horseshoe crabs are intertwined, and is an inspiring portrait of loss and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many people who bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.

To read more about Deborah, and the many awards that her books have received, see her website www.deborahcramer.com

Answering Grant Writing Questions @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm
Answering Grant Writing Questions @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Join FTH Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays as he talks about what makes a compelling grant application. Whether applying for an artist grant, residency, or other opportunities, there are common questions funders ask for in their applications. During this workshop, we will go over some of those commonly asked questions to help you write a better arts application and gain more support for your art practice.
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: https://forms.gle/WgAqaTpiMBN3TFz7A

More about these programs: www.flushingtownhall.org/professional-development

Jan
21
Thu
In Conversation with Mark Wilf @ virtual
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
In Conversation with Mark Wilf @ virtual

As the owner of the Minnesota Vikings for the past 16 years, Mark Wilf has led a transformation of the organization, building a team that consistently competes for championships, providing the best in class fan experience, positively impacting the Minneapolis-St. Paul community, and growing the game of football.

As the son of Holocaust survivors, Mark has drawn upon his parents’ experiences to become an unwavering advocate for the needs of the Jewish people and the community at large, currently serving as chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wilf Family Foundations and the Vikings gave over $5 million in donations and commitments to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations, and Jewish causes in the US and Israel.

Join Commonpoint Queens for an inspirational evening with Mark Wilf and Ken Berger, award-winning sports journalist, taking questions from YOU. $36 donation to join this virtual event and enter to win one of two signed jerseys from Harrison Smith and Kirk Cousins.

Please register at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/in-conversation-with-mark-wilf/. For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

Jan
22
Fri
Take Root: Nia & Ness and Misaki Hayama @ ONLINE/Green Space
Jan 22 all-day
Take Root: Nia & Ness and Misaki Hayama @ ONLINE/Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 12th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 12 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances Jan-June 2021.
Available January 22nd on a donation-made basis. For more information and donation links, please visit https://www.greenspacestudio.org/january2021

About the Work:

home. is Nia & Ness’s second evening-length dance-poetry piece that deeply explores our daily realities as an out Black, lesbian couple. With this work, we posit that our bodies are our homes, collecting stories like dust and decor as we move through the world. This work also recognizes that as out Black lesbians, our bodies themselves put our literal, shared home on display every time we walk out of its doors. From sharing our everyday experiences with “micro” aggressions to making visible the impacts of violence, we go there with this work. We hope you’ll join us.

Misaki Hayama presents Warabe Uta for the January 2021 performances of Take Root. “Warabe Uta” are traditional Japanese songs, similar to nursery rhymes often sung as part of children’s games. The dance pieces created and presented here explore this hidden history and show how the past has influenced new generations to find their future paths.

Jan
23
Sat
Friends of Maple Grove – Songs of Love with Mariel Pacific @ Friends of Maple Grove Virtual Event
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
Friends of Maple Grove - Songs of Love with Mariel Pacific @ Friends of Maple Grove Virtual Event | New York | United States

Join us for our first concert in 2021. Mariel Pacific returns with Love Songs, premiering at 4 PM on 1/23/21. Link and program will be provided on our public Facebook page on the day of the concert.

Jan
25
Mon
Environmental Peacebuilding: Israel & the Middle East @ virtual
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm
Environmental Peacebuilding: Israel & the Middle East @ virtual

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 https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/environmental-peacebuilding-israel-the-middle-east/.

For a full list of our Winter Virtual Cultural Arts Speakers and Events, click here. For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

Culinary Training Virtual Information Session @ virtual
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm
Culinary Training Virtual Information Session @ virtual

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 or older
Have a high school diploma or HSE
Able to attend all the classes. The schedule is Monday – Friday (Weeks 1-6: Monday –Thursday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, Friday: 9:30am – 2:00pm; Weeks 7-12: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am -12:30pm, Friday 9:30am – 2:00pm)
Looking for employment in the food industry
Eligible to work in the United States
Able to read and write in English
Able to stand for 4 hours at a time for a hands-on cooking

For more information and to register, please email employmentservices@commonpointqueens.org.

Jan
26
Tue
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase January 2021 @ ONLINE/Green Space
Jan 26 all-day
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase January 2021 @ 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 January Artists

Maija Rutkovska
Olivia Passarelli
Kristina Hay & Jamie Robinson
Aya Jane Saotome / Who Knows The Show
Alison Cook Beatty Dance
Catherine Gallant/DANCE

Available January 26th on a donation-made basis. For more information and donation links, please visit https://www.greenspacestudio.org/fertile-ground

Jan
28
Thu
Blood Drive @ Sunnyside Community Services
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Blood Drive @ Sunnyside Community Services | New York | United States

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.