Flushing Town Hall unveiled the amazing 40th season ahead at a special launch event today!
“We are thrilled to be celebrating 40 years of bringing arts to Queens and beyond,” says Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “We continue to share global arts with New York City’s global communities by again presenting a diverse selection of programming. As temperatures drop, join us in our welcoming, historic space for a wide range of free and affordable jazz and world music, exhibitions, dance, and more at Flushing Town Hall!
On hand for the event were New York State Senator Toby Stavisky, New York State Assembly Members Ron Kim and David Weprin, a representative of New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams’ office, and a number of our season’s fantastic presenters.
At the event, Ellen Kodadek also announced the $40,000 challenge grant – in which an anonymous donor has promised to give Flushing Town Hall $40,000 if it can raise $40,000 in new or increased contributions by February 2019. This season marks the 40th anniversary of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall.
Tickets to all events are now available for purchase at www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
Flushing Town Hall’s fall and winter music highlights include monthly Jazz Jams (Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5), La Patronal (Sept 14), Banda Magda (Sept 21), South American Mash-Up: Inkhay & Río Mira (Oct 19), and NEA Jazz Masters (Nov 16). Other highlights include Queensborough Dance Festival (Sept 7), Inner Mongolia Arts Group (Sept 15), Andean Music Workshop (Oct 20), Kathak, Bhangra, & Beyond (Nov 10), and the Holiday Historic House Tour (Dec 9).
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.
Once again, 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.