Sep
2
Wed
A PLAY READING OF JAIME SUNWOO’S SPECIALLY PROCESSED AMERICAN ME @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
A PLAY READING OF JAIME SUNWOO'S SPECIALLY PROCESSED AMERICAN ME @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

A PLAY READING OF JAIME SUNWOO’S SPECIALLY PROCESSED AMERICAN ME
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8:00 – 9:30PM
Queens Council on the Arts’ Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and Flushing Town Hall present a play reading and talkback of Jaime Sunwoo’s Specially Processed American Me, a surreal autobiographical performance using SPAM, the canned meat, as a portal into her Asian American upbringing and her family’s experiences of the Korean War. It investigates SPAM’s legacy in the military, its significance in the Asia-Pacific, and its influence on Asian cuisine through music, shadowplay, and cooking. Oscillating wildly between absurd humor and sober tragedy, Specially Processed American Me is a thought-provoking exploration of one of America’s most misunderstood foods.

http://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-at-home

This event is free and open to the public. Registered attendees will receive an email with the watch link. RSVP is required.
https://mp280.infusionsoft.com/app/form/rsvp149

Sep
18
Fri
OUR STORY with David Lawson – Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm
OUR STORY with David Lawson - Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home | New York | United States

We’ve invited some of our favorite storytellers from our Queens Storytellers Online series to share some of their longer format storytelling solo shows: their words, their ideas, their stories, in their voice.
These performances will be LIVE – and will NOT be saved for the replay! Don’t miss it!
NAZIS AND ME
Written and Performed by David Lawson
Hate groups have always been a part of David Lawson’s life, from being a child fearful of a Nazi march, witnessing vandalism and bomb threats at the Jewish Community Center. Nazis and Me is David Lawson’s one-man show about confronting hate set in a time where hateful Americans feel a strong sense of comfort: Right now.

Sep
25
Fri
OUR STORY with Marc L Abbott – Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
OUR STORY with Marc L Abbott - Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home | New York | United States

We’ve invited some of our favorite storytellers from our Queens Storytellers Online series to share some of their longer format storytelling solo shows: their words, their ideas, their stories, in their voice.
These performances will be LIVE – and will NOT be saved for the replay! Don’t miss it!
LOVE AFRICAN AMERICAN STYLE
Written and Performed by Marc L Abbott
In Love African American Style, Marc L Abbott takes you on a funny and moving journey as he tries to find the one person in the world to share his life and fall in love with. At times its euphoric. Other times downright cruel and just when he thinks he has it figured out, the unexpected happens. Find out how falling in love is easy but getting it to consistently stick around can be a whole lot of work.

Oct
2
Fri
OUR STORY with Michele Carlo – Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
OUR STORY with Michele Carlo - Queens Theatre Community Storytellers Online @ Queens Theatre At Home | New York | United States

We’ve invited some of our favorite storytellers from our Queens Storytellers Online series to share some of their longer format storytelling solo shows: their words, their ideas, their stories, in their voice.
These performances will be LIVE – and will NOT be saved for the replay! Don’t miss it!
FISH OUT OF AGUA
Written and Performed by Michele Carlo
Michele Carlo grew up a double-outlier: a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish Bronx neighborhood who was too “white” for some of her family…and a mystery to nearly everyone else. By turns heartbreaking and humorous, the personal stories of her search for identity interweave with traditional Puerto Rican folktales and unfold like a runaway subway train.

Oct
3
Sat
LIC Springs Back! @ Long Island City between 50th and 46th Avenues (Vernon Blvd)
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LIC Springs Back! @ Long Island City between 50th and 46th Avenues (Vernon Blvd) | New York | United States

On Saturday, October 3rd, LIC Partnership hosts its 7th Annual LIC Springs! community block festival on Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Ave.

Celebrate Long Island City and enjoy live music, dance and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art & sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities, sports games and more. Free and open to all ages. LIC Springs! is thankful to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support and is a proud partner of DOT Weekend Walks.

To see photos from last year’s event, please visit: licqns.com/licsprings2019album.

Please reach out to please contact our Director of Events, Carla Nicdao, at cnicdao@licpartnership.org or 718-705-9933 for questions about the event.

Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 @ Queens Theatre At Home
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
Queensboro Dance Festival 2020 @ Queens Theatre At Home | New York | United States

After a full summer tour of virtual performances and classes, the 2020 Queensboro Dance Festival (QDF) will culminate with a broadcast of performances by all 24 Queens-based dance companies over three nights. In keeping tradition with previous seasons, QDF’s closing weekend will be presented in partnership with Queens Theatre, with this year being a virtual broadcast on Queens Theatre’s YouTube channel, QDF’s YouTube channel, as well as Queens Theatre and Queensboro Dance Festival websites.
Each evening will feature a completely different program of dance performances, so audiences can tune into each show and experience each of the 24 Queens-based dance companies who toured in the festival since May. Dance cultures represented include Hula, Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, West African, Cumbia, Kathak, Street Jazz, Greek, Ballroom, and Chinese. Each show will also have a live audience interactive Q&A segment with the choreographers, who will also share their experiences as dancers during quarantine and COVID times. Many of the dance works premiering have been created, inspired by, or rehearsed virtually in quarantine.

The weekend of culminating performances marks the close of the 2020 Queensboro Dance Festival, which launched back in May as a virtual tour of Instagram Live sessions with each dance company in their home neighborhoods across Queens. As regulations slightly eased into autumn, the festival transitioned into presenting a short run of live outdoor performances for virtual audiences, with a limited number of the dance groups.

Queensboro Dance Festival is co-presented by Queens Theatre and The Physical Plant. Queensboro Dance Festival is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Support is also provided by Mertz Gilmore Foundation.