Flushing Town Hall Crosses the Globe This Weekend

This weekend, Flushing Town Hall fulfills its mission to provide global arts for a global community with a variety of performances: Cowboys & Coasts: The Music of Colombia on Friday, October 16; Riyaaz Qawwali on Saturday, October 17; and, the family-friendly Tree House Shakers’ Hatched puppetry performances and workshops on Sunday, October 18.

Tickets to all are available at www.flushingtownhall.org. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing Queens.


Friday, October 16

What: Cowboys & Coasts: The Music of Colombiarebolu

When: 8 PM

Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students

Cowboys & Coasts: The Music of Colombia is a double headliner evening featuring Grupo Rebolú – whose members live in Queens – performing energetic traditional Afro-Colombian folk music, and, Cimarrón performing the festive joropo in a breathtaking program combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots. A pre-show members’ lounge will be held at 7 PM.


Saturday, October 17

What: Riyaaz Qawwali

When: 7 PM

Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students

10-17-2015 Qawwali With lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies, and inspirational poetry, Riyaaz Qawwali, an American-based ensemble from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, returns to the roots of the ecstatic form of the 700-year-old music tradition of Qawwali. They represent the diversity and plurality of South Asia while conveying a universal message of oneness and
joy that transcends religious and political boundaries.


Sunday, October 18

What: Hatched – Tree House Shakers

When: Puppetry Workshops 12 PM & 2 PM, Performances 1 PM & 3 PM

Tickets: Workshop: $7/$4 Children/Free for members with performance tickets; Performance: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children

Returning to our stage after two sold-out performances in 2013, Hatched is a sweet tale of a newly hatched chick met by a feisty old rooster, a wobbly calf learning1111 Hatched Cast 2014 to walk, a gaggle of dancing chicks, a lamb, and a noisy nest of baby birds.
During the workshop, children ages 2 to 6 can explore life on the farm through storytelling, creative movement, and drama. Kids will have a chance to create their own simple puppets and discover their place in the story of Hatched prior to seeing the performance, which helps them make connections to the storyline and stay engaged.

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