Jun
19
Fri
Journey to Freedom: The Underground Railroad and Abolitionists @ Queens Historical Society
Jun 19 all-day
Journey to Freedom: The Underground Railroad and Abolitionists @ Queens Historical Society | New York | United States

History shall never be forgotten. This #Juneteenth, join QHS to celebrate the Emancipation of the enslaved African Americans in the State. We are here with you, in memory of the pioneer abolitionists; in support of the freedom and justice that have been delayed for black people.

This program will put you in the shoes of an Abolitionist, opposing the horrific practice of slavery. The Abolitionists helped slaves who were trying to escape to freedom through the network known as the Underground Railroad. People aiding in the escape efforts were known as conductors. They would take in those who needed help along the way and provided food and shelter for the fugitives.

A Virtual Tribute to Jimmy Heath (FB LIVE) @ Flushing Town Hall
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Virtual Tribute to Jimmy Heath (FB LIVE) @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

https://www.facebook.com/events/775525409631933/

A Virtual Tribute to Jimmy Heath (FB LIVE)
Friday, June 19, 7 PM EDT
Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the life and legacy of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, the Music Director of the Queens Jazz Orchestra, in a virtual tribute – “I’m Back Swinging Again! – on Friday, June 19. Mr. Heath, who passed away in January at the age of 93, had been due to return to Flushing Town Hall’s stage with his orchestra that evening.
The special Facebook Live event will feature appearances by many celebrated musical artists who have crossed paths – and taken the stage – with Jimmy Heath throughout his storied career. Among those who are participating are Mona Heath, Jimmy Heath wife, jazz legends Albert “Tootie” Heath, Barry Harris, Jimmy Owens, and Dorthaan Kirk.
The event will be livestreamed on Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/flushingtownhall/ and feature excerpts from a previous concert by the Queens Jazz Orchestra, testimonials from family and friends, snapshots of Mr. Heath throughout his career – and even some spontaneous live performances by fellow artists.

Jun
20
Sat
The National Arts Drive @ Brooklyn
Jun 20 all-day
The National Arts Drive @ Brooklyn | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The National Arts Drive is a fundraiser for local artists and creatives across the country (film, fashion, music, art, performance…). On Saturday, June 20, 2020, we’re inviting artists across the U.S to showcase and perform from front lawns, driveways, balconies, and stoops

We’re also inviting the community to drive through suburban streets and city blocks to witness their creative neighbors. The experience is paired with a mobile site and an interactive map that marks each art installation or performance.Drivers can donate from their car directly to the artist (Venmo, Paypal, etc).

This is completely free for both artists and drivers. Our goal is for artists to receive direct funding from the public.

Artists can drop their map marker at nationalartsdrive.com Community drivers can RSVP at nationalartsdrive.com

Virtual Open Mic & Community Share @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Open Mic & Community Share @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Please sign up to receive details on joining the event.

Join the Lewis Latimer House Museum and Newtown Literary for an culminating open mic event to wrap up our 2020 spring Writing on Race and Immigration series.

We welcome all who have attended any of our workshops to sign up to read work that was generated in or inspired by either: Meher Manda’s “Mapping Your Home in Poetry” class, Stephanie Jimenez’s “Getting to Know Your Characters” class, or Trace DePass’s “Boundless Devotion for Home & Self” class.

The first 10 to register as speakers will be able to share no more than 5 minutes of their prose or poetry on June 20th. Others may sign up for a waitlist to share work if there is time during the Open Mic.

Not interested in sharing, but would like to support your peers and enjoy the work of some of the most creative folks in Queens? You’ll be able to register as an attendee, and receive instructions on how to join the virtual event closer to the date.

The Literature Series “Writing on Race & Immigration” at Lewis Latimer House Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

Jun
25
Thu
FREE Therapeutic Expressive Movement Workshop @ Online, EST
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE Therapeutic Expressive Movement Workshop @ Online, EST | Sand Springs | Oklahoma | United States

This Free online Expressive Movement workshop aims to service adult populations that may be overcoming diverse forms of trauma. Dance Entropy’s Artistic Director Valerie Green leads this workshop for victims of abuse, rape, human trafficking, and veterans, and is open to working with new partner organizations. We invite all to join who needs peace in this time of chaos, where everything seems to be out of our control, we hope to provide a space of safety and healing.

This class features somatic based expressive movement exercises leading participants on their own personal movement journey within a nurturing and safe group environment. The aim is to find a physical expression to the feelings, whereby a healing process can begin.

This program is made possible by The New York Community Trust- NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund

Please RSVP to sarai@danceentropy.org for online link.

Jun
26
Fri
CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Virtual Festival  @ Flushing Town Hall
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm
CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Virtual Festival  @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

The CrossCurrent Dance Festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of the Asian American dance scene in the New York metropolitan area. Produced by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the virtual festival aims to foster creative contemporary dance choreography in the Asian American Community by showcasing new works by Asian American choreographer and in-depth discussion with the artists and Nai-Ni Chen. The festival will increase the visibility of Asian and Asian American dance, foster cross-cultural dialog and provide a more equitable context to discuss dance and its role in the NYC dance communities.
The festival, in its 6th season, will be presented virtually at Flushing Town Hall’s FB Live (www.facebook.com/flushingtownhall) account on Friday, June 26 and Friday, July 3, 2020 at 7 PM EDT.
http://siteline.vendini.com/site/flushingtownhall.org/crosscurrent-contemporary-dance-virtual-festival

Jun
29
Mon
Census 2020: Backwards and Beyond @ Queens Historical Society
Jun 29 all-day
Census 2020: Backwards and Beyond @ Queens Historical Society | New York | United States

Do research with primary documents, and use National Census data to track a person down through history, using the actual records from almost 150 years ago. See how a family in Flushing changes over time, and learn about their neighborhoods. You will even see how the National Census changes over time too! A little document can hold so much information.

Jun
30
Tue
Assessment of Basic Language Learning Skills @ Achieve Beyond - Forest Hills
Jun 30 all-day
Assessment of Basic Language Learning Skills @ Achieve Beyond - Forest Hills | New York | United States

The ABLLS-R (Assessment of Basic Language Learning Skills – Revised) is an assessment tool, curriculum guide and skills-tracking system. The ABLLS-R is used to assess language and critical learning skills and also serves as a guide to select target skills to teach based on the outcome of the assessment. Participants in this workshop will learn how to administer the ABLLS-R and how to use it to facilitate instruction. This hands-on workshop also introduces participants to the different components and how to select target skills based on the ABLLS-R assessment results.