Check out the final list of artists featured HERE
NEW YEAR, NEW SEASON HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
Celebrate our 40th season with us!
In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall. We are thrilled to be celebrating 40 years of bringing arts to Queens and beyond, and we continue to share global arts with New York City’s global communities by again presenting a diverse selection of programming.
4th Annual NYC Shadow Puppet Slam
SAT, JAN 5, 7:30 PM
The NYC Shadow Slam returns with another brilliant selection of shadow performances by local Illuminati. Chinese Theater Works’ Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin will once more curate an evening of short works ranging across the full spectrum of traditional and cutting edge shadow theater, animation, video, and film. Ages 21+.
Monthly Jazz Jam
SAT, JAN 9, 7 PM
Open to jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. All are welcome regardless of instruments (vocalists, too!). Don’t play? Come listen!
SAT, JAN 12, 2 PM
«Four Seasons» is a fusion of classical and traditional Chinese aesthetic genres (poetry, music, dance, opera, and puppetry) with contemporary shadow theater technique. Conceived and created by the award-winning ensemble, Chinese Theatre Works, it is a vivid, living animation that transcends language and cultural barriers.
Red Envelope Show Drop-In Workshop
SUN, JAN 13, 1 PM
FTH Teaching/Visual Artist Tina Seligman will lead a drop-in Red Envelope Show workshop. Create your original artwork on a red envelope and hangit on our celebration clothesline. Materials and red envelopes provided. Maximum 2 per participant.
Live Drawing with Models
MON, JAN 14, 6 PM
Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Refreshment and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing. Ages 21+.
FRI, JAN 25, 8 PM
Global ambassadors for Indian percussion, contemporary classical tabla ensemble Talavya is a leading example of tradition and modernity coming together seamlessly. The ensemble revels in the tablas’ hidden potency as a rhythmic and melodic instrument capable of expressing just about anything.
La Cumbiamba eNeYé
Season Opening Party
SAT | JAN 26 | 4 PM
Dance and sing along with La Cumbiamba eNeYé! An interactive workshop begins at 3pm, followed by a concert at 4pm, and a jam/dance party at 5:30pm. Led by Martin Vejarano, this performance will introduce audiences to a fresh take on Colombian music and a festive, elaborate repertoire that will inspire everyone to move, sing, and celebrate.
Digital Silk Road
MON, JAN 7, 6 PM @ China Institute
China’s «digital silk road» initiative, which aims to help the country’s tech giants sell their products to emerging markets, has raised concerns that China will dominate global internet standards, including those for critical 5G technologies, to the exclusion of American companies.
Author Rabeah Ghaffari In Conversation With Shirin Neshat
THU, JAN 10, 6 PM @ Asia Society
Join Asia Society for the launch of Rabeah Ghaffari’s compelling debut novel To Keep the Sun Alive, which portrays the 1979 Iranian Revolution through family dramas and personal struggles. Author and filmmaker Ghaffari will be in a conversation with internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat.
TICKETS & MORE INFO
(718) 463-7700 x222 (中文 x228; 한국어 x260)