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
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.

Apr
1
Thu
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
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.

Bay Terrace Youth Sports Free Trial Week @ Commonpoint Queens Bay Terrace Center
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm
Bay Terrace Youth Sports Free Trial Week @ Commonpoint Queens Bay Terrace Center | New York | United States

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our youth sports classes on our Outdoor Basketball Court and Turf Field! Our dynamic instructors will guide your child to reach their full potential through an engaging and age-appropriate sports curriculum.

Please join us for our Free Trial Class Week April 5-11. The class schedule is:

Monday, April 5

Basketball Skills Clinic

4:00-4:45pm (Ages 5-7)

5:00-5:45pm (Ages 8-10)

6:00-6:45pm (Ages 11-13)

Wednesday, April 7

Soccer Skills Clinic

3:00-3:45pm (Ages 4-6)

4:00-4:45pm (Ages 7-8)

5:00-5:45pm (Ages 9-10)

Sunday, April 11

Soccer Skills Clinic

4:00-4:45pm (Ages 5-7)

5:00-5:45pm (Ages 8-10)

6:00-6:45pm (Ages 11-13)

Youth sports classes at Bay Terrace begin April 12. For a full list of dates and rates and to register, visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/childrens-sports-in-bayside/.

For more information, please contact Adam Ostroff, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, at 718-268-5011 ext. 505 or by email at AOstroff@commonpointqueens.org.

Apr
6
Tue
Jazz 101 @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 25 @ 9:00 pm
Jazz 101 @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Taught by jazz researcher and educator Ben Young, Jazz 101 is a survey of the history of Jazz music, held over eight two-hour sessions—one per week. The course is designed for listeners at all experience levels: Using historic Jazz recordings we illustrate where the music came from, how it works, and how the styles have evolved. We will also explore Jazz in the socio-historical context of 20th Century America. The essential part of course is great music and the rich stories of the figures who shaped the music. It’s a lecture format, but no question is too basic. No papers, no tests, no entrance requirements, no one will call on you in class. Just check-in and dig the sounds.
Week 1 (4/6/2021, 7 PM ET): Introduction & Back Story – Overview of the course, and the prehistory of Jazz (Music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and others)
Week 2 (4/13/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz in New Orleans – The mechanics of the New Orleans Polyphony in context of New Orleans culture (music by King Oliver, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and others)
Week 3 (4/20/2021, 7 PM ET): The Jazz Age – Hot Dance bands and small groups on records in the 1920s. (Music of Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, and others)
Week 4 (4/27/2021, 7 PM ET): The Swing Era – Big bands ruled the earth, the charts, and the airwaves (Music by Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday)
Week 5 (5/4/2021, 7 PM ET): Bebop – The intense new groove of the 1940s (Music by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie)
Week 6 (5/11/2021, 7 PM ET): Expansion – The new variants and ideas of the 1950s (Music by Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and others)
Week 7 (5/18/2021, 7 PM ET): Fusions – The blending of Jazz with Rock, Latin music, and Classical (Music by Machito, John Lewis, and others)
Week 8 (5/25/2021, 7 PM ET): Jazz Today – Jazz up to now (Music of Quincy Jones, Cassandra Wilson, and others)

Apr
7
Wed
Neighborhood Stories: Information Session @ Online
Apr 7 all-day
Neighborhood Stories: Information Session @ Online

The Neighborhood Stories project is back for a third year – now in a virtual format! Join us to learn how to share and preserve your New York memories at the New York City Municipal Archives.

About the Project: Neighborhood Stories is a citywide project helping people tell their stories and amplify their community voice through a collection of oral history interviews. This project was created by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) to reflect New York’s unique identity, history, and culture in the Municipal Archives. For more information, please visit The Neighborhood Stories Project.

Facilitators:

Elena Abou Mrad is the Project Coordinator for Neighborhood Stories. She is a MA student in Digital Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and she has been working in archives in Italy and New York City since 2013.
Madeline Bank is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Records and Information Services. She manages volunteers working on the Neighborhood Stories Project and works closely with community partnerships with the agency.
Raul Flores is the Public Programming and Development Officer at The NYC Department of Records and Information Services.

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The project endeavors to “put the community in the archive” by empowering local residents to provide their own rich historical narrative, and to encourage them to reflect on how the past connects to their lives, their families, and their future.

Apr
8
Thu
A Talk with Seymour Kaplan: Dachau Liberator @ virtual
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm
A Talk with Seymour Kaplan: Dachau Liberator @ virtual

Join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a virtual talk with Seymour Kaplan Thursday, April 8.

At 17-years old, Seymour Kaplan enlisted in the American Army and left Brooklyn to fight against Nazi Germany. He became a machine gunner with the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion attached to the 42nd Infantry Division.

He was one of the first American soldiers to enter the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945. As a Yiddish speaker, Mr. Kaplan served as a translator for the camp Survivors. The shock of what he witnessed traumatized him for the rest of his life. When he returned home to New York, he established a garment manufacturing company, eventually retired, and then began a second career as a teacher. He is a mental health advocate and has been honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

This event will be broadcast via Zoom and Facebook live. Please register below.

For more information, please call 718-225-6750 ext. 345 or email jvladimir@commonpointqueens.org.