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.
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 Artists
Living Story Lab
wonderland/wizehart Alice Klugherz
Catey Ott Dance Collective
Available June 8 – July 31, 2021. Donate to Watch the Fertile Ground performances here!
Long Island City Partnership’s signature community celebration returns for its 8th annual year—but with a twist! This year LIC Springs to Summer! will be a series of events, promotions, and performances throughout Long Island City from your favorite LIC businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions beginning Monday, June 14th and going through Sunday, June 20th.
As a part of the event, we are creating a LIC Passport to showcase everything LIC has to offer, not just today, but every day of the year. These passports will include all the events and promotions in the neighborhood that can be redeemed during the week-long program, ranging from intimate concerts to exclusive dinner deals! We will distribute the passports leading up to and during the week of the event through multiple pick-up locations in the neighborhood.
LIC Partnership is thankful to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support.
Join Jewish National Fund-USA as we confront, reflect upon, and learn about the egregious ethical violations of physicians and the medical establishment in Germany and Austria during the Third Reich. While atrocities committed during the infamous medical experiments are well-known, learning more about these crimes against humanity during the Holocaust has been described as a moral imperative in medical education. As a medical educator and daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, Dr. Hedy Wald shares her recent experience of sharing this education with medical students in Germany, reflecting on the role of medicine during the Holocaust, and how it continues to strengthen her connection to Israel.
Join Latimer House for a unique multigenerational Juneteenth program led by artist Tasha Dougé!
Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament will serve as a metaphor and a tool to illuminate the contributions of African Americans in the pursuit of liberation. Participants will use symbols and iconography to create paper cutouts exploring themes of freedom and liberation to engage with the history of Juneteenth. In this program, participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the discourse around Juneteenth, and how art and symbolism can be used as entry points to explore and celebrate resilience, resistance, and emancipation.
Join Jocelyn Perez of Herban Garden as we take a deep dive into the world of Mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris). Mugwort is a plant that has garnered quite a reputation as a magical herb and has been believed to have a deep connection with the human psyche. In this workshop, we will explore Mugwort’s ecology, traditional uses, and associated herbal folklore. We will also touch upon its “invasive” status here in New York City, and ways we can mitigate its spread and use them in helpful ways. Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.
Adults | $10 per household
This event will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall’s Theater.
Tickets: $5 (plus $1 service fee) https://ci.ovationtix.com/35689/production/1052328
Multi-award-winning vocalist, Marieann Meringolo, presents “Here’s to the Ladies! A Salute to Great Ladies of Song,” celebrating such icons as Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and more.
Tickets: $10 https://ci.ovationtix.com/35689/production/1050428
The Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall’s Theater.
This concert will present the core rhythm section of the larger Queens Jazz Orchestra in a special program honoring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath who passed away on January 19, 2020, at the age of 93. Jimmy Heath passed the baton to his protégé, Antonio Hart to conduct and lead the orchestra in his aftermath.
The ensemble is comprised of six amazing musicians: Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Steve Davis on trombone, Antonio Hart on saxophone, Jeb Patton on piano, David Wong on bass, and Vince Ector on drums. They will perform some music composed by Jimmy Heath as well as jazz standard arrangements.
QUEENS CELEBRATES #JUNETEENTH
Commemorating 156 years of Black Power on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park since the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX was freed.
A sustainable and historic festival for the South East Queens community that highlights, celebrates, and commemorates our Black Ancestors and their journey to liberation through Juneteenth. In partnership with community leaders, elected officials, community organizations, Black Greek life, public safety, parks, small businesses, and more, the collective committee will execute Juneteenth’s worth remembering for years to come.
Assembly Bill A10628, sponsored and introduced by our very own @aliciahyndman State Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman of the 29th Assembly District in June 2020 to finally have Juneteenth recognized as a New York State Holiday.
On October 14, 2020, this empowered bill was signed into law. 156 years later, in 2021 we will celebrate Black Power, and Liberation for the first time as an NYS Holiday on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park!