Jan
13
Wed
Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – May 17 @ 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
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
16
Fri
Queens Underground Black and Brown Film Festival – New Dates @ In-Person in Jamaica, Queens, NY 11433
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Underground Black and Brown Film Festival - New Dates @ In-Person in Jamaica, Queens, NY 11433

Red Carpet Comes To Queens, NY. Join Us In-Person or Virtually for the Best of Indie Movies, Dance, Music, Poetry Videos, Web Series Episodes with Live Performances and spectacular Vendors for 4 Days of non-stop Action, Comedy, Drama, History and Networking with Filmmakers, Business Leaders and Neighbors.

DATES: April 16, 17, 24 (6pm -10pm) & 25 (3pm – 6pm)

New Projects Each Day

Filmmaker Panels on both Saturdays
Outdoors, Rain or Shine

Limited Space In-Person and Tickets are Selling now.

This is the “Don’t Miss Event” Of The Season with projects submitted from 15 countries. This is where Indie Filmmaker Talent Lives.

Still Time To Submit Before March 15th. Visit Website For Details.

Apr
23
Fri
Moskitto Bar @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Moskitto Bar @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

Moskitto Bar is a unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto. Moskitto Bar defines the new sound. A combination of original and with a new mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern, and French Celtic music. The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq. In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name. Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his flavor to the sound mix. More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, mutual love and respect for each other, and a common desire to spread messages of unity.

Resounding at Radial Park – Play Festival @ Radial Park at Halletts Point Play
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Resounding at Radial Park - Play Festival @ Radial Park at Halletts Point Play | New York | United States

Resounding is partnering with Radial Park to present five in-person live immersive audio plays with live actors over five weeks, including a remount of the company’s popular Treasure Island, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a new ghost thriller, Beyond The Veil, and an unauthorized parody in iambic pentameter of a classic film script, Clu-eth, and the musical Triassic Parq with the original off-Broadway cast.

Apr
25
Sun
Sunnyside Gardens Park – EARTH DAY YARD SALE @ Sunnyside Gardens Park
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunnyside Gardens Park - EARTH DAY YARD SALE @ Sunnyside Gardens Park | New York | United States

Extend the life of the items you are ready to part with and rent a table! Sell, buy and donate items in good working condition. This year in addition to being able to rent a table you can also enjoy:

> Learn how to compost
> Clothing, book, and e-waste recycling with Junkluggers
> Baked goods and coffee for sale

Table rentals are $25 for members/$35 for non-members. Children may also rent a half-table for $10 to sell their used items and handcrafted creations. If you don’t have enough items for a whole table but are ready to part with a few treasures, you can donate items in good working condition to a community table, where proceeds will benefit a local green organization.

1:00 pm: Intro to Composting Workshop – with a demo on outdoor composting and indoor composting aka vermicompost (worm bins).
Should be about 45min to an hour. All ages welcome.

We hope to see everyone there! Happy Spring!

REGISTER: https://sunnysidegardenspark.org/event-42564

Apr
26
Mon
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress @ virtual
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress @ virtual

In The Firsts, Jennifer Steinhauer focuses on the 35 women newly elected to the U.S. Congress in 2018 who helped make the 116th Congress the most diverse (by gender, race, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic background) in the nation’s history. In an intimately told story, with detailed and thought-provoking portraits, The Firsts questions whether these women advanced legislation to help those they represent and whether they reframed the national debate.

Steinhauer is an acclaimed journalist who makes herself a character in her account, sharing with readers some witty and at times acerbic observations that propel the narrative.

Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Click HERE to register

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