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
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!

Mar
2
Tue
Financial Literacy for Women: Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt @ virtual
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
5
Fri
Victor Provost and Alex Brown Quartet @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm
Victor Provost and Alex Brown Quartet @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Steelpanist Victor Provost and pianist Alex Brown co-lead a quartet that marries Jazz sensibilities with Caribbean swagger. Roots rhythms, swing, and soaring improvisations abound and the Trinidadian steelpan takes center stage as the quartet features original compositions alongside the beloved music of Chick Correa, Bob Marley, Vince Mendoza, and more.

Mar
9
Tue
Know Your Rights: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace, During COVID and Beyond @ virtual
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm
Know Your Rights: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace, During COVID and Beyond @ 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 March 9, discuss Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace, During COVID and Beyond. Other topics include:

February 2 – Know Your Rights: Child Support and Custody Issues
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
March 9 – Know Your Rights: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace, During COVID and Beyond
March 16 – Know Your Rights: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace While Pregnant and Parenting

March 9 workshop will be given by:
Alex Berke, Esq., Berke-Weiss Law PLLC.
Laurie Berke-Weiss, Esq., Berke-Weiss Law PLLC
Ina A. Plotsky, Esq., Of Counsel, Berke-Weiss Law PLLC

All virtual workshops will be presented via Zoom. Please register below. For more information, please email lkraut@commonpointqueens.org or call 718-225-6750 ext. 248.

Mar
11
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Cutting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Mar 11 – Mar 25 all-day
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Cutting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join us for a two-part workshop led by contemporary artist Xin Song! Participants will learn the traditional art form of Chinese paper cutting to inspire creative expression. Join us for one or both sessions and embrace a deep dive into this innovative art practice.

Pay as you wish. Select either one or both sessions!

Thursday, March 11: Learn the history of traditional Chinese paper-cutting and its evolution to contemporary paper art. Participants will explore traditional flower patterns.

Thursday, March 25: Introduction to the traditional 12 zodiac signs participants will make paper cutouts of this year’s zodiac, the ox.

Please have the following materials available:

Scissors
Assorted paper
Pencils
Crayons
Glue stick

The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James @ Online
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James @ Online

Filmmaker, medium, artist, and innovation doula Nova Scott-James will share media and process documentation from three performance pieces, A Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge, The Imposter, and Freeing The Caged Bird. Each of these performances involves an invocation of death as it relates to the transmutation of memories.⁣

1. Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge (2017)⁣

A soulful melody played on a fire escape above the demolition site of the Lenox Lounge, a historic Jazz club in Harlem, NYC stealthily demolished in 2017 in a massive wave of gentrification. Featuring Tivon Pennicott on Saxophone. Directed and Curated by Nova Scott- James.⁣

A cultural thank you and acknowledgment of The historical Lennox Lounge Jazz club in Harlem, which was demolished in 2017.⁣

A special thank you to Erica Johnson.⁣

2. The Imposter (2018)⁣
The artist transmutes the trauma of her past by performing in white-face as the male teacher that sexually abused her as a child.⁣

Performed by Nova Scott-James; Featured in the short film Nova: A New Spelling of My Name, 2020⁣

Camera by Jaime Inglehart, Sholeh Asgary, Catalina Alvarez, Natalie Tsui; Makeup by Kyle Kreuger; Special Thank You to Timmie Larode⁣

3. Freeing The Caged Bird (2020)⁣
An exploration of the work required to honor and translate collective memory through intuitive movement and talking to plants. Performed by Nova Scott-James.⁣

Camera by Tanya Jackson, Nova Scott-James; Performance at the cornfield at Sweet Freedom Farm, Hudson Valley, NY; Bird mask made by mask: Lexy Ho-Tai @Lexymakesthings; Special thank you to Sweet Freedom Farm and Charlotte Azad⁣

Made through New Work Grant from Queens Council on The Arts (2020 grant recipient).

Time Capsule Virtual Gala @ ONLINE
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Time Capsule Virtual Gala @ ONLINE | United States

While the pandemic may be keeping us from being together in person, Dance Entropy’s mission of creating greater understanding through movement has not faltered. We made our programs virtual and now we’re proud to bring our annual gala online, too!

The Dance Entropy Board of Directors invites you to join us for a special preview of our soon-to-be-released film “Time Capsule: A Physical Documentary”, live music, dancing, and performance offerings. The gala will also honor Marc Crawford Leavitt, attorney, civic activist, and a long time supporter of Dance Entropy/Green Space. Share in our mission and support a great cause together!

Festive Time Capsule attire encouraged, choose your era!

There are two levels of tickets:

FRIEND – includes access to the online event and a selection of special access discounts to merchants and friends of Dance Entropy, specifically curated for our supporters.

PREMIERE SUPPORTER – includes Friend level benefits, plus an exclusive invitation to the world premiere of “Time Capsule: A Physical Documentary.”

Purchase your tickets to the Time Capsule Virtual Gala at https://danceentropy.networkforgood.com/events/26650-2021-gala

*Interested in becoming a Sponsor of Dance Entropy’s Virtual Gala? Email Info@DanceEntropy.org or call 718-956-3037

Mar
17
Wed
“New Discoveries in Songbird Migration” – Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Online via Zoom
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
"New Discoveries in Songbird Migration" - Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Online via Zoom | New York | United States

At QCBC’s next meeting, Prof. Bridget Stutchbury will present “New Discoveries in Songbird Migration”

Each fall, billions of songbirds leave Canada on an epic journey to their far-away wintering grounds in Central and South America where many live in tropical forests shared by toucans, howler monkeys, and jaguars. Dozens of species have experienced serious, long-term population declines that are driven in part by the threats that these birds face on migration and while in the tropics. But only recently has it been possible to track the migration of individual songbirds over the part, or all, of their migration journey. Bridget Stutchbury talks about her research on uncovering the mysteries of songbird migration behaviour, and what this tells about the threats they face during their travels.

Bridget Stutchbury is a Distinguished Research Professor of Biology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, where she is in charge of the Stutchbury Lab of Behavioural and Conservation Ecology. See her website www.yorku.ca/bstutch . She is the author of the books Silence of the Songbirds and The Bird Detective and is featured in the movie The Messenger.

Pre-registration required. Use the link provided or visit our website.