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.

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

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.

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!

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

“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.

Take Root: L+M and Art of Motion Dance Theatre (Virtual) @ ONLINE
Mar 19 all-day
Take Root: L+M and Art of Motion Dance Theatre (Virtual) @ ONLINE | 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 March 19 – June 30, 2021.

L+M’s ARMAGEDDON OR SUNRISE OR SOMETHING is a duet made for and by Leah Wilks and Mauriah Kraker. The work is built on scores investigating exhaustion, endurance, and the sensuality/the geography of both internal and external landscapes. The duo grapples with the necessity of proximity to each other: they shake, rumble, and drag each other to the ground, lift each other up, carry + sing to each other. Throughout the work, the body becomes landscape, home, monument, spellcaster, caretaker, boundary, and the location of desires.

Art of Motion Dance Theatre’s SIX SOLOS: Legend, Myth & Nature, conceived and narrated by Lynn Needle, is a one-act hour-long presentation of six solos spanning seven decades of modern dance history, including Alwin Nikolais’ seminal work Noumenon, Claudia Gitelman’s Impromptu, and Lynn Needle’s excerpts from HEAVEN and EARTH – a creation myth, based on The Secret Life of Plants. The arc of the evening takes the audience through a visual and sculptural feast for the eyes that celebrates abstraction, nature, beauty, legend, and dance as an art form. The concert unfolds with interludes of spoken text by Needle giving each solo context and includes elaborate costuming, jeweled masks, deconstructed modernism, and a multi-media component with a kaleidoscopic film.

Planning Your Veggie Garden @ Zoom
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Planning Your Veggie Garden @ Zoom

Interested in growing food, but not sure how to start? Through this live, virtual class you will learn the basics from Queens Farm’s experienced farmers so you can plan your vegetable garden with confidence. Get useful tips on how to turn any backyard site into a garden, choose your crops, propagate plants, care for seedlings, encourage pollinators, and more. The class will emphasize organic methods so that you can grow fresh, healthy food that’s good for your body and good for the planet.

This program is the first class in the Growing with Queens Farm series being held in 2021. Stay tuned to https://www.queensfarm.org/adult-education/ for details on upcoming gardening classes, and get support throughout the growing season.

Instructor Melanie Pylarinos is the Farm Manager at Queens Farm. She holds a Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and her favorite crops to grow are hot peppers and herbs.

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Artist Talk: ‘3 x 13’ @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Artist Talk: '3 x 13' @ Flushing Town Hall at Home

Join members of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre as they discuss their latest dance film ‘3 x 13.’ Created by award-winning director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, 3 x 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience.

Fertile Ground New Works Showcase: March (Virtual) @ ONLINE
Mar 23 all-day
Fertile Ground New Works Showcase: March (Virtual) @ ONLINE | 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 March Artists

TrueForm Dance
WIP Productions
Axons Dance Theatre
Sue Hogan
Jenna Hanlon

Available March 23rd – June 30, 2021