In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more. The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall.
“We are thrilled by the lineup of performers who will be joining us at Flushing Town Hall in 2019,” says Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “The spring season is truly global, with performers coming from far and wide to share their talents with our Queens audiences. We look forward to welcoming the world for a wide range of free and affordable jazz, global music, exhibitions, family shows, and more at Flushing Town Hall!”
March is truly a month of “March Madness” at Flushing Town Hall, with 17 shows on offer. “We know there is something for everyone this season, especially during ‘March Madness,’” says Ellen Kodadek. “It will be a month of fantastic energy and talent from around the world, and also marks the beginning of our Global Mashups series this season.”
Flushing Town Hall unveiled the new season lineup at a news conference on January 8. Attending were New York State Assembly Members David Weprin and Ed Braunstein, New York City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Peter Koo, and a number of partners, Board members, and upcoming presenters. (You can watch a video here!)
“Flushing Town Hall is a Queens landmark and a premier destination for some of our city’s very best global arts programming. I am proud to support the work of this cultural institution and excited to see all of the diverse talent it will bring to Queens for its Winter-Spring 2019 season,” said Council Member Van Bramer, who Chairs of Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations.
Tickets can be purchased at www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
Flushing Town Hall’s spring highlights include Red Envelope Show (Jan 5), Talavya (Jan 25), La Cumbiamba eNeYé: Season Opening Party (Jan 26), Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks: Swing Dance Party (Feb 1), Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez (Feb 16), Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar (Feb 17), Noreum Machi (Mar 1), Mwenso & the Shakes (Mar 2), Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole (Mar 15), tutti frutti & York Theatre Royal’s production of Underneath a Magical Moon: A Reimagining of Peter Pan (Mar 24), Flor De Toloache (Apr 5), Koh “Mr. Saxman” & John di Martino Trio (Apr 13), Renee Rosnes Quartet (Apr 26), Beauty and the Beast (May 11), Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes – the Energy of Music & Dance (May 18), Country Blues & Dance (May 31), Kaia Kater (Jun 7), Kabir Cafe (Jun 14), and Queens Jazz Orchestra: It Ain’t Over Yet (Jun 21). Monthly Jazz Jams (Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5) and the popular Global Mashups series (Mar 9, Mar 23, Apr 6, Apr 20, May 4) will also return this season.
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 teens (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 for arts and culture.