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

Feb
1
Mon
Bayside Historical Society’s 20th Annual Winter Art Show Goes Virtual! @ Bayside Historical Society
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Bayside Historical Society's 20th Annual Winter Art Show Goes Virtual! @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Because it will not be possible to hold an in-person event, Bayside Historical Society’s annual winter art show will move online for 2021. Our 20th Annual Winter Art Show will take place in virtual “galleries” on the BHS website during the month of February 2021. The show is open to artists working in all media who are age 18 and older and live, work or attend school in Queens.

The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2021. For complete details, requirements, and registration materials, visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/bhs-winter-art-show or call our office at 718-352-1548.

Community Art Exhibition – Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope @ Flushing Town Hall fence
Feb 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Community Art Exhibition - Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope @ Flushing Town Hall fence | New York | United States

On February 1, 2021, Flushing Town Hall re-opens the community art exhibition and solicits new artwork for the Lunar New Year, once again inviting participants to artistically express the range of emotions they feel as they face the new year. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ox— and its associated characteristics of diligence, strength and determination are skills that help build resiliency, allowing us to recover quickly from difficulties.
Flushing Town Hall will begin to accept new artwork to share as part of Call and Response beginning on February 1, 2021. Participants can hang their artwork themselves, or email scans to the institution before and during the Lunar New Year, which is noted for strength and determination. The Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox – begins on Friday, February 12, 2021.
If participants cannot travel to Flushing Town Hall to hang artwork, they are invited to take a photo or scan of artwork and message, and email scans to education@flushingtownhall.org. Flushing Town Hall staff will print a copy of the work and hang it on our fence.

Feb
15
Mon
Drama Classes for Kids – Winter Break 2021 (Online) @ Queens Theatre Education At Home
Feb 15 – Feb 19 all-day
Drama Classes for Kids - Winter Break 2021 (Online) @ Queens Theatre Education At Home

Queens Theatre Education At Home presents you the drama classes for kids online this winter break:

Picture a Story – Kids exercise their creative imaginations and practice their acting skills in this fun weeklong program. Working with a director and a musical director, students in this workshop will select a wordless graphic novel to adapt and perform on stage. Kids will have a great time working together to interpret the images in the books into a storyline and inventing all the dialogue and song lyrics. Once the script and songs are written, they begin the rehearsal process to bring their adapted story to life on stage. At the end of the week, students present their play to friends and family.
Age Group – 6 to 9 years old
Monday – Friday, Feb 15-19, 10 am – 12 pm
2 hour per workshop (10 hours total)
Fee – $150

Be Scene – Young performers hone their acting skills in this exciting intensive scene study workshop. Students work with a director improving their acting skills while learning to work with an acting partner. We begin each workshop with ensemble building theater games and then move on to learning the basics of acting with a partner through the rehearsal process. Students work toward a final showing of scenes for friends and family.
Age Groups – 10 to 12 and 13 to 16 years old (Limit 10 students per group)
Monday – Friday, Feb 15-19, 1 pm – 3 pm
2 hour per workshop (10 hours total)
Fee – $150

Feb
20
Sat
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!

Love Should Not Hurt Conference @ Online
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Love Should Not Hurt Conference @ Online

Join us on 02.20.21 as we dive into the true meaning of love at​ our Love Should Not Hurt Conference that will be held online at 3 pm.​

Entrance is Free – Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration.​​​

​​For more information, please write us at info@beyondtheabuse.org or call 516-256-9531.

Feb
23
Tue
Financial Literacy for Women: Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt @ virtual
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm
Financial Literacy for Women: Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt @ virtual

Take control of your finances and your future with our free virtual Know Your Rights and Financial Literacy for Women workshops Tuesdays at noon!

On February 9, discuss Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt. Other topics include:

February 9 – Financial Literacy for Women: Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt
February 23 – Financial Literacy for Women: Cars, Homes, Taxes, and Saving for College
March 2 – Financial Literacy for Women: Financial Planning and Investing for Beginners

These virtual workshops will be presented via Zoom. February 9, 23, and March 2 workshops will be presented by Aviva Pinto, Managing Director, Wealthspire Advisors. February 2 workshop is presented by Jackie Harounian, Partner of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

Please register below. For more information, please email lkraut@commonpointqueens.org or call 718-225-6750 ext. 248.

Feb
24
Wed
Culinary Training Virtual Information Session @ virtual
Feb 24 @ 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 Wednesday, February 24 at 12 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

All participants receive a weekly stipend. For more information and to register, please email employmentservices@commonpointqueens.org.

Feb
26
Fri
Celebration of Black Life Cypher⁣ @ Zoom
Feb 26 all-day
Celebration of Black Life Cypher⁣ @ Zoom

A night of rejoicing in Black resilience and artistry, Flux Factory will be providing a platform for artists to come together to celebrate through art, music and spoken word, in an open mic/cypher hosted by Nonbinary Artist / Poet / Organizer, Trasonia Abbott (@trasonia_abbott).

This cypher is open to Black artists of all creative backgrounds, once signed up the artist will be given up to 5 minutes to show off the art of their choosing.⁣

All events are curated by Queens-based artist and activist, Trasonia Abbott⁣ (@trasonia_abbott). Trasonia is a Nonbinary Visual Artist /Poet/ Community Organizer from Richmond, Virginia. They graduated from Pratt Institute in 2020 with a BFA in Creative Writing and a minor in Film and soon after became one of the cofounders of Queens Liberation Project, a mutual aid organization in West Queens.

Slam Poetry Workshop with Generation Verb & Commonpoint Queens @ virtual
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm
Slam Poetry Workshop with Generation Verb & Commonpoint Queens @ virtual

Join Commonpoint Queens and Generation Verb for an interactive virtual poetry workshop and performance in celebration of Black History Month!

Generation Verb Guest Poets Ramya Ramana and Midnight will perform, facilitate writing prompts in breakout rooms, and run an open mic for participants to share what they have written if they wish.

Generation Verb’s mission is using “poetry and art as windows in which we examine culture and contemporary social issues in order to show our students how to write the world in an effort to right the world.”

The workshop is free and participants of all ages are welcome. For more information, please email nelmehdawi@commonpointqueens.org.