This June, our Spring season concludes – but not without an dynamic agenda of fun, jazz, art, and pride.
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On tap are:
SAT, JUNE 4, 5 PM – at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights (37th Road @ 74th Street)
FREE w/ RSVP Online
To help kick off Queens Pride week, Flushing Town Hall presents a program featuring established and up-and-coming performing artists who identify as LGBTQ, and brings the event to the heart of the LGBTQ communities in Jackson Heights. Artists will be selected via an open call to performing artists of all disciplines, including music, dance, spoken word/poetry, theater, and performance art. Visit our website for details. Presented with partial support from NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.
Vijay Kumar - Prints and Drawings
SAT, JUNE 4 – SUN, JUNE 26 OPENING RECEPTION: SAT, JUNE 4, 3 PM
Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Vijay Kumar presents etchings made over his lengthy career as a printmaker. His prints incorporate diverse etching techniques and a wide range of subject matter. Some prints are whimsical, others quite serious. Some etchings reflect his interest in alphabets and calligraphy, though none of these can be read. One series is based on images of horses. Other etchings are imaginary cityscapes, exploring the intersection of geometry with the urban landscape. Still other prints comment on religious extremism, or on modern life and the human condition.
Queens Jazz Orchestra: Dizzy Revisited
FRI, JUNE 10, 8 PM
$42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
“Dizzy Revisited” is a tribute to John Birks Gillespie, a musician who was a major contributor to the jazz vernacular and a prolific composer. The trumpeter from Cheraw, South Carolina, moved to New York City and lived in Corona, Queens, around the corner from Louis Armstrong. Conducted by NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, the Queens Jazz Orchestra will pay homage to Dizzy Gillespie performing his classical compositions. Pre-show Members Lounge at 7 PM.
SUN, JUNE 12, 1-4 PM
$5/FREE for Members
Artist Vijay Kumar will demonstrate two printmaking techniques (drypoint and monotype), which participants will then use to make their own prints. All materials will be provided, including a small printing press.
Flushing Town Hall Annual Gala
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts will hold its 37th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, June 15th at the historic Flushing Town Hall, honoring New York City Council Member Peter Koo, President of Celestial Love Foundation, Inc. Amy Mak Chan, and JHS 189 Music Teacher Daryl Ware. The event will feature performances by students at JHS 189. The annual gala supports educational workshops and other programming at Flushing Town Hall. It begins at 6 PM with cocktails followed by dinner at 7:30 PM at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing. Tickets can be purchased at www.flushingtownhall.org.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre No-No Boy
SUN, JUNE 26, 2 PM
$5/FREE for Members & Students
Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by Ken Narasaki, No-No Boy is a dramatization of the iconic text that explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime, internment and the affect on family, friends and community. Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist Ron Nakahara, this powerful and timely story is relevant to anyone searching for their place in an unsettled world and following one’s conscience.