The 5th Annual Winter Holiday Market Featuring Local Queens Artisans is Set for December 9

Flushing Town Hall is celebrating the spirit of the season with its fifth annual Holiday Market, the Holiday Historic House tours, and a performance from an Ecuadorian youth orchestra on Sunday, December 9.

The Holiday Market makes gift shopping easy, featuring everything from original artwork to jewelry to paper goods. The market be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Flushing Town Hall’s first-floor Gallery. Admission is free, and beverages and snacks will be available.

Among several dozen participating artists and craftspeople are: Ilana Siegel (watercolors, art prints, greeting cards); Mickie Gonzalez (paintings, decoupage jewelry, hand-painted ties); Teresa Douglas (soaps); Daria Petties (jewelry); Christina Rojas (handmade plush toys and crochet); Enrique Rouge (wood crafts); Geraldine Benfante (greeting cards and small paintings); Marly Schwartz (semi-precious and pearl jewelry); Phyllis L. Susser School (handmade jewelry and event signage by students).

You can watch a video showing highlights of a previous Holiday Market at: http://bit.ly/2fIk3TX

The Holiday Market coincides with the annual Holiday Historic House Tour, featuring seven historic Flushing and Corona sites, including Flushing Town Hall. The Historic House Tour also runs from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and is run by the Queens Historical Society. A mini bus will take visitors to selected historic houses. Call 718-939-0647 ext. 14 or visit http://www.queenshistoricalsociety.org for advance tickets and more details.

Join us on the same day at 2 PM for a concert in our theater from the Ecuadorian youth orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de la Prefectura del Guayas. The group is led by maestro Manuel Campos and has traveled all the way from Ecuador to perform for our audience in Queens! They will present sounds of the Americas, including music by Gershwin, Cardenas, and Piazzolla. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately.

The Holiday Market is free with no RSVP required. Tickets to access all seven stops on the Holiday Historic House Tour are $20/$15 in Advance/$5 Children under 12/FREE for Teens. Tickets to From Ecuador to the World are $10/FREE for members, students, and teens.You can access details by visiting http://www.flushingtownhall.org/ or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.

Flushing Town Hall’s 40th Anniversary Challenge 

Flushing Town Hall has been presented with a significant challenge on the 40th anniversary season of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts: if the venue can raise $40,000 in new or increased donations by February 2019, an anonymous donor will match that with another $40,000. The challenge applies to any new or increased contributions (and not to any pre-existing financial commitments) from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/donate to contribute.

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.

Historic Flushing Town Hall (circa 1862) features year-round arts and cultural programming from all over the globe as a way to bring people together. Celebrating and educating the global communities of Queens and New York City, their tagline is: Global Arts for a Global Community. Flushing Town Hall is a member of New York City’s prestigious Cultural Institutions Group, and a Smithsonian Affiliate. They support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance their efforts.

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.

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.

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