All the way from Nova Scotia, The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre’s striking puppetry production includes two delightful companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.
PUPPETRY WORKSHOP: Puppet artist Jean Marie Keevins brings her years of puppetry experience to this family-friendly shadow puppetry workshop. Families will work together to build their shadow puppets and write and perform a short story together. All ages welcome. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will leave with their very own puppets and the skills to make more at home!
1 PM & 2:15 PM | FAMILY (AGES 3-7)
PUPPETRY WORKSHOP AT 1 PM
$8/$5 Children/FREE for Members & Teens with Tickets to 2:15pm Show (RSVP Required) http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/a8734036bf31e2d1311bad208e48e5a9
FAMILY PERFORMANCE AT 2:15 PM
$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens
School performances available. Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details.
The Central Astoria LDC and NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer proudly present the “Spring Break Fun at Rainey Park” event on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 from 12-3 pm at Rainey Park located on Vernon Boulevard & 34th Avenue. This free event is open to the general public and will feature canvas painting, splatter painting, face painting, balloon art, a spring-themed puppet show, an interactive children’s musical performance, a fun kids magic show and free popcorn giveaway.
This event is made possible by NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer through the NYC Council Parks Equity Initiative, as well as generous support from Con Edison and Main Street Radiology. The Central Astoria LDC also thanks the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Fourth generation master puppeteers from Taiwan return to Flushing Town Hall! Known for mesmerizing, traditional hand puppet shows based on Peking Opera, the I Wan Jan troupe will bring Cave of Fire and Cloud, a classic episode from the renowned epic Journey to the West. The story will be revealed through action rather than words as the performance emphasizes exciting martial arts scenes and performance techniques. For ages 7 & up.
SUN | JUL 14
Tickets: $14/$8 Children
PART I: JAIME SUNWOO on THUR, AUG 6, 7 PM EDT
PART II: MARCUS YI on THUR, AUG 13, 7 PM EDT
To watch the events live on FTH’s Facebook Page.
In collaboration with Queens Council on the Arts’ Artist Commissioning Program, Flushing Town Hall will present two virtual showcases of works in progress.
The first is Jaime Sunwoo’s “Specially Processed American Me,” featuring SPAM, the famous canned meat, in a surreal performance that explores the artist’s Asian American upbringing and her family’s experience of the Korean War. The second work in progress will be Marcus Yi’s “Lucky 88 The Food Court Musical,” inspired by the food courts of Flushing.
The virtual events will take you behind the scenes with the key players, including the Flushing art commissioners that selected this work and local partners that make the community thrive. Both works, selected by a group of art commissioners who are community members of Flushing, tell untold stories that highlight underrepresented protagonists. The completed works will premier this fall as part of FTH at Home.
Watch Live on YouTube.
Session I: 10/1/2020 @7pm performance
Session II: 10/8/2020 @7pm storytelling workshop
Session III: 10/15/2020 @7pm shadow theater workshop
Puppetry artist Spica Wobbe interviewed her mom and transformed the interview and her childhood memories into shadows. The image of a mother holding her daughter’s hand conveys how the previous generation took care of the next generation. Through shadow, light, music and storytelling, it also tells how her mom, a self-taught artist, Ms. Shia Zhaozhi, used her paintings to document her life stories growing up in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants will have a chance to create their own story and bring it to life with shadows puppetry. Follow the performance, there will be a storytelling workshop and a shadow theater workshop.
Ages 10 and up
No previous storytelling or shadow puppetry experience is necessary.