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
23
Tue
Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum @ Green Space (virtual)
Mar 23 – Jun 30 all-day
Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum @ Green Space (virtual) | New York | United States

Axons Dance Theatre presents Invisible Decorum as part of Fertile Ground series March performance. Invisible Decorum, choreographed by Joan Liu and danced by Saeko Hayashi, Marisa Pisano, and Dominique Robinson, delves into how cultural backgrounds affect our lives both consciously and subconsciously. Donate at https://www.greenspacestudio.org/fertile-ground to receive a viewing link.

Mar
27
Sat
Barnyard Egg Hunt @ Queens County Farm Museum
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm
Barnyard Egg Hunt @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Kids and their grown-ups will enjoy the thrill of this springtime tradition on the farm with social distancing built-in. Spread out on the grass as you dance the bunny hop and enjoy 47 eggcellent acres of outdoor space. Visit with the farm’s animals and hop on a hayride to top off your day. BYOB (bring your own basket) is encouraged. Food vendors will be on the farm all day selling their treats. Advance tickets required. View our complete Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines at queensfarm.org.

Tickets are $12/person (children ages 2 & up and adults)

Apr
1
Thu
Heart Health for Women over 60 with Dr. T! @ Free Zoom Event
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Heart Health for Women over 60 with Dr. T! @ Free Zoom Event | New York | United States

Please join Queensboro Council for Social Welfare as it Welcomes Dr. Troulakis from New-York Presbyterian Queens for a discussion of Heart Disease in Women over 60 and how to Keep Your Heart Healthy!
Register by emailing Allison at QCSW.Webinars@gmail.com

OnlyPods by Remi Dalton & Jevijoe Vitug⁣ ⁣ @ Flux Factory
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
OnlyPods by Remi Dalton & Jevijoe Vitug⁣ ⁣ @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Follow Remi Dalton and Jevijoe Vitug at OnlyPods. Like and subscribe to new channels of work that employ the translational essence of the meme. Watch as these artists labor on live-streaming platforms. We can all be heroes just for one stream. Username: ArtHistoryPrisoner and username: ArtHistoryguard empower streamers through a collaborative process of framing. Paintings are created that combine private, public and aspirational space in novel ways. Lags in wifi provide frames for social bonding from the hilarious to the devastating.

Apr
3
Sat
From Queens To Mars: Q&A Session with NASA Engineer Vishnu Sridhar @ online
Apr 3 all-day
From Queens To Mars: Q&A Session with NASA Engineer Vishnu Sridhar @ online | New York | United States

In February, the Mars Rover Perseverance landed in the Jezero Crater of the Red Planet. This feat of humankind’s technological prowess was accomplished by the hardworking engineers at NASA, and one of those is the Queens-born Vishnu Sridhar. Queens is happy to have one of our own contributions to our understanding of the Solar System.

Vishnu is from Rego Park, Queens, and is a graduate of Aviation High School and Georgia Tech. His love of aerospace engineering leads him to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on Perseverance’s research instrument known as the SuperCam. This camera helps scientists analyze soil samples, by sending back data about their composition for the purpose of investigating possible microbial life forms.

On Saturday, April 3rd, the Queens Historical Society will be hosting a virtual Q&A with Vishnu, as he talks about his mission on Mars, and answers questions about how growing up in Queens shaped his career journey into space. QHS encourages our audience members to submit questions for Vishnu, so please send any questions at the link below, and we will do our best to ask them during the live program.

Apr
5
Mon
How Recycling Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Your Business @ ONLINE
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How Recycling Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Your Business @ ONLINE

Learn how to recycle used cooking oil and how it can benefit your business and the environment! Avoid the hazards and risks of not properly disposing of your used cooking oil. Hosted by Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation and Flushing Business Improvement District with guest speakers from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between @ virtual
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between @ virtual

In 1938, on the eve of World War II, the American journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote that “a piece of paper with a stamp on it is the difference between life and death.” A Holocaust story that is both German and American, The Unwanted is the intimate account of Jewish families in a small village on the edge of the Black Forest in desperate pursuit of American visas to flee the Nazis.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, interviews, and visa records, Michael Dobbs provides an illuminating account of America’s response to the refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. Some make it to the United States after battling formidable bureaucratic obstacles, while others are turned back. Some perish along the way, and others are murdered in Auschwitz. With a reporter’s eye for narrative and a historian’s attention to detail and context, Dobbs, a foreign correspondent, gives us a heartbreaking and timely read.

Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Visit commonpointqueens.org/register to register.

For a full list of our Spring Virtual Cultural Arts Speakers and Events, visit commonpointqueens.org/cultural. For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.