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
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!

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.

Black History Trilogy III: André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
Black History Trilogy III: André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Black History Trilogy concludes with “André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award Winner and Hadestown star explores the life and achievements of the great emancipator Frederick Douglass.

André De Shields was the Triple Crown winner of the 2019 awards season, having won Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his critically acclaimed performance as Hermes in Hadestown. In 2019, he received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 SAGE Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award, and The York Theatre Company’s 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. Throughout his career, De Shields has received numerous awards for his achievements on the stage and screen and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2019.

Frederick Douglass—who began his life as a slave, and through heroic effort, became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons—delivered a keynote address at a commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 5, 1852 at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York. In his speech entitled “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” Douglass asked, “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” On February 26, de Shields will take the audiences back in time to this historic moment.

https://flushingtownhall.org/black-history-trilogy-iii

Feb
27
Sat
18th Century Cooking Class: Winter Comfort Foods @ Queens County Farm Museum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
18th Century Cooking Class: Winter Comfort Foods @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Join us online for a live, virtual cooking demonstration from the kitchen of Queens Farm’s historic farmhouse! Learn how early settlers prepared food using an open hearth. Original 18th-century recipes, seasonal ingredients, traditional cooking utensils, and the warm embers of the fire will bring history to life as participants watch and learn how to make two comforting dishes from another era: Squash Pudding and Carrot Puffs. Participants will receive a supply list and recipes upon registration to participate from their home kitchens.

Instructor Chris Lord-Barry is an educator with over 20 years of experience, who specializes in 18th-century cooking. Over the past 10 years, she has studied historic cookery and early American foodways and loves to share her passion for early American recipes with others.