Virtual STEAM Workshop: Stop Motion Animation @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Nov 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Stop Motion Animation @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

In this animation workshop, participants will design and produce short films. This class will teach students skills in technology and artistic expression. Students will learn basic stop motion techniques: storyboarding, frame rate, angles, artistic design. This course is a great outlet for students to express themselves creatively while learning technology skills. A tablet device and basic art materials like markers play dough, or clay is required for this class.

This is an online event, registration is required.

Small Kitchens, Documentary by Seth Fein @ Online
Jan 10 all-day
Small Kitchens, Documentary by Seth Fein @ Online | New York | United States

SMALL KITCHENS (2020, 25 mins.) observes the physical connections and social contrasts of kitchen work between a Nepali restaurant and a Mexican food cart a few blocks from each other on the Elmhurst-Jackson Heights border, under the 7 train, on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Produced just prior to the coronavirus crisis, Seth Fein‘s documentary now is a time-capsule of work and commerce, food production and consumption, in this most global part of NYC before it became the global epicenter of Covid-19. A New Work Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts funded by NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs supported this project produced by Fein’s Seven Local Film. Fein previously screened his documentary diptych BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS –– which contemplates the histories of Queens and the World that orbit Robert Moses’s Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park since the last New York World’s Fair –– at the QHS in 2018.

A conversation between the audience and filmmaker follows the screening.

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!

The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James @ Online
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Universe is Expanding: Emergent Performance by Nova Scott-James @ Online

Filmmaker, medium, artist, and innovation doula Nova Scott-James will share media and process documentation from three performance pieces, A Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge, The Imposter, and Freeing The Caged Bird. Each of these performances involves an invocation of death as it relates to the transmutation of memories.⁣

1. Eulogy For The Lenox Lounge (2017)⁣

A soulful melody played on a fire escape above the demolition site of the Lenox Lounge, a historic Jazz club in Harlem, NYC stealthily demolished in 2017 in a massive wave of gentrification. Featuring Tivon Pennicott on Saxophone. Directed and Curated by Nova Scott- James.⁣

A cultural thank you and acknowledgment of The historical Lennox Lounge Jazz club in Harlem, which was demolished in 2017.⁣

A special thank you to Erica Johnson.⁣

2. The Imposter (2018)⁣
The artist transmutes the trauma of her past by performing in white-face as the male teacher that sexually abused her as a child.⁣

Performed by Nova Scott-James; Featured in the short film Nova: A New Spelling of My Name, 2020⁣

Camera by Jaime Inglehart, Sholeh Asgary, Catalina Alvarez, Natalie Tsui; Makeup by Kyle Kreuger; Special Thank You to Timmie Larode⁣

3. Freeing The Caged Bird (2020)⁣
An exploration of the work required to honor and translate collective memory through intuitive movement and talking to plants. Performed by Nova Scott-James.⁣

Camera by Tanya Jackson, Nova Scott-James; Performance at the cornfield at Sweet Freedom Farm, Hudson Valley, NY; Bird mask made by mask: Lexy Ho-Tai @Lexymakesthings; Special thank you to Sweet Freedom Farm and Charlotte Azad⁣

Made through New Work Grant from Queens Council on The Arts (2020 grant recipient).

There Is Something Here @ Flux Factory
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
There Is Something Here @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

There Is Something Here looks at the components of filmmaking through the lens of the artist’s process, and the challenges of mastering artistic craft while wrestling with self-doubt, lack of experience, and fear of failure. Originally titled: Nothing to See Here, Carlos David TC leaves behind the self-deprecation that many artists experience to instead focus on celebrating the process of growth and exploration.

After a year of lockdowns, quarantines, and unfinished projects There Is Something Here examines the gap between a creative idea and its full realization, reveling in the uncomfortable but generative midpoint of the filmmaking process. From initial sketches to editing, color grading, sound mixing, and everything in between, there is something here and Carlos wants you to see it with him.

Carlos David TC’s solo exhibition features installations of unfinished, deconstructed, incomplete, raw, finished, and mastered video work, conceived in collaboration as an Artist-in-Residence at Flux Factory during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The works will be presented via text, color waveforms, sound, and traditional moving images. Some of the works include My Quarantine Shoes, The Self* Tapes, Pass The Hours, Spencer’s Gift, and the premiere of the trailer for his newest short film: Jevi from 9 to 11.

Jevi from 9 to 11 is a fictionalized documentary about a painter who works at a museum during the pandemic and is set to be released in October 2021. The short film is part of a series called Artist* from 9 to 5 which follows immigrant artists from “9 to 5” the traditional American business hours.

THREADS @ Flux Factory
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THREADS @ Flux Factory | New York | United States

Flux Factory is happy to be hosting THREADS, an exhibition curated by an international collective of arts organizations from Bogotá, NYC, Manila, and Chicago: Bliss on Bliss Arts Projects, Maleza Proyectos, Nodo 51 Area Cultural, Poets of Queens, and Yara Arts Group.

The THREADS Project and its expanding global network help artists and audiences establish a dialogue between images and poetry to find greater connections and understanding in these difficult times. This exhibition at Flux Factory is an introduction to a THREADS future and an opportunity to stand in solidarity against the violence being enacted upon our Asian family members and communities.

THREADS is curated by Virlana Tkacz, founding director of Yara Arts Group, a resident company at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York since 1990. Olena Jennings, the curator, and founder of Poets of Queens, acts as a poetry

Threads clothe us, threads expose us, threads bring us together.

Participating Artists:
Catalina Bolivar, Juliana Canal, Waldemart Klyuzko, Cayla Lockwood, Isabella Lopez, Ged Merino, Nadenka Art Group, Aze Ong, and Jevijoe Vitug.

Participating Poets:
Pichchenda Bao, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Olena Jennnings, and Wanda Phipps.

One of the homes for THREADS is Bliss on Bliss Art Projects founded by Ged Merino. Bliss on Bliss Art Projects has been bringing arts and culture to the Sunnyside neighborhood in Queens since 2011. It provides a venue for new and established artists. The shows at Bliss on Bliss Art Projects have consistently led to cross-cultural collaboration.

Other core participants of THREADS include Nadenka Art Group made up of members from Omsk, Novosibirsk, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. They were formed in 2014 in Omsk. The group includes Anastasia Makarenko, Masha Alexandrova, Maria Rybka, Nadezhda Valetskaya, and Alena Isakhanyan. Videos of their textile book projects will be shown at Flux Factory. The poets will address awareness of anti-Asian sentiment and acts. Artists Cayla Lockwood and Jevijoe Vitug will unveil a banner to encourage action against Asian hate.

Finally, videos by Waldemart Klyuzko, Aze Ong, and Nadenka Art Group will be shown, bringing another aspect of textile art to life. In his video, Waldemart Klyuzko weaves the words of Serhiy Zhadan’s poem “Home” in tape. Aze Ong performs to Wanda Phipps reading an excerpt from her poem “Womb Dreams.” Nadenka presents textile books that allow us to experience the pages along with them.

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.

A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum | New York | United States

Please join us for an Outdoor Series of Art-making, Performance, and Poetry on the museum lawn, and a Indoor Screening Series featuring a selection of 8 short to full length films and video art projects. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.