Flushing Town HallCelebrates Hispanic Culture – from Colombia to Mexico to Peru – this Summer!

From the floral to the festive, Flushing Town Hall will be the place to be to celebrate Hispanic culture this summer. The popular Queens venue –which provides global arts to a global community– will present programs highlighting culture and art from Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Highlights include: Two Women, One Passion (June 30); Flower Festival Int’lPresents SADEP (July 1); a Silleta Flower-Making Workshop (July 7); The Colors of Frida by Teatro SEA (July 14); the first-ever Global Mashups for Kids featuring Elena Moon Park and Sonia de los Santos (Aug. 12); and Full Moon Drumming from Peru (July 27) and Mexico (Aug. 24).

“This summer, we will have something for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy” says Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “At Flushing Town Hall, we continue to share global arts with a global community by presenting a diverse selection of programming this season. Keep the summer doldrums at bay by discovering music, art, and dance at Flushing Town Hall!”

Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.

This summer, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for FREE. Under the “Teen Access Program,” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.

Tickets can be purchased at www.flushingtownhall.orgor by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.

Two Women, One Passion

SAT, JUNE 30, 8 PM

$16/$10 Members & Students

In partnership with Flower Festival Int’l, two outstanding performers of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada, present a special repertoire, for the intercultural community of New York as part of the Flower Festival.

PRE-SHOW BOOK SIGNING AT 6 PM: Reinaldo Spitaletta, journalist, writer and professor presents his latest book “The Ballad of an Old Teenager” that portrays the reality and fiction of the culture and society of the late twentieth century in Medellín.

 

Flower Festival Int’lPresents: SADEP

SUN, JULY 1, 12-5 PM

FREE (with online RSVP)

A new partnership with the Flower Festival Int’l, with Circus Arts, Theater, and Music featuring Colombian group SADEP. Working with “Silleteros” artists from Colombia, all ages will enjoy hands-on Silleta making and Colombian flower displays. Flowers and materials provided.

 

Silleta Flower-Making Workshop

SAT, JULY 7, 1-5 PM

FREE (with online RSVP)

Silleteros from Antioquia, Colombia will hold a workshop for people of all ages. These floral artisans will teach participants how to create smaller replicas of artistic floral Silletas, which the artisans carry on their backs during the Festival of Flowers Parade in Jackson Heights on Sunday, July 8.

 

The Colors of Frida by Teatro SEA

SAT, JULY 14, 10 AM & 12 PM

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children

The Colors of Frida / Los Colores de Frida is a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, which combines storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets and audience participation. Ages 6 and up.

 

Full Moon Drumming: Perú

FRI, JULY 27, 7-9 PM

$25/$20 Members (Space is limited to 20 participants; Drums provided)

Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Perú. Begin with a workshop led by percussionist Hector Morales who will demonstrate various Afro-Peruvian rhythms on cajon (box drum), cajita and quijade, then jam with the entire group under the full moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm!

 

Global Mashup for Kids: Elena Moon Park & Sonia de los Santos

SUN, AUG 12, 1 PM

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children

Our first-ever Global Mashup for Kids! Our very popular series returns for a fun-filled afternoon featuring Elena Moon Park and Sonia de los Santos in a mash-up celebration of music from Latin America and East Asia. Come sing and dance along to folk and children’s songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories behind the songs and celebrating the common joys that tie us all together.

 

Full Moon Drumming: Mexico

FRI, AUG 24, 7-9 PM

$25/$20 Members (Space is limited to 20 participants; Drums provided)

Celebrate the Full Moon with percussive rhythms and drumming styles of Mexican music in Flushing Town Hall’s garden. Begin with a workshop led by George Saenz, Music Director with Calpulli who will demonstrate various Mexican rhythms on huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, and bombo, redoblante and pandero, then jam with the entire group under the full moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm!

 

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