Celebrate the Holiday Season at Flushing Town Hall With The Salzburg Marionette Theatre, Annual Holiday Market, and a Winter Solstice Workshop

This December, Flushing Town Hall is presenting an array of programming to excite all audiences, featuring The Salzburg Marionette Theatre (all the way from Austria!), the annual holiday market (with free admission!), a tasty Winter Solstice Workshop: Rice Ball & Dumpling-Making, and much more!

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.

The Nutcracker The Salzburg Marionette Theatre

WED, DEC 4, 7 PM

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens

Coming to Queens all the way from Austria, The Salzburg Marionette Theatre have charmed countless children and adults for over a century! The Nutcracker with music by Peter Tschaikowsky features all your favorite small “actors”. Founded in 1913, this puppetry company hand carves, paints, costumes and manipulates their puppets. The performance technique of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been declared a cultural asset worthy of preservation by UNESCO.

School performances available. Call (718) 463-7700 x224 for details.

Roberta Piket Sextet: Celebrating the Music of Marian McPartland

FRI, DEC 6, 8 PM

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Acclaimed pianist/composer/arranger Roberta Piket’s revelatory sextet project shines a warm, loving light on the compositions of legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland. McPartland was eulogized in 2013 as a supremely elegant and accomplished jazz stylist who gracefully conversed and collaborated with a vast array of fellow improvisers from her perch as a beloved public radio host. The concert will feature special guest vocalist Karrin Allyson.

Roberta Piket
February 22, 2016
Photography by John Abbott

Holly Tour 2019

SUN, DEC 8, 1-5 PM

$25/$20 in Advance/FREE for Children & Teens

Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories in this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. Each site will offer special activities and refreshments. A mini bus will be available to take visitors to selected historic houses. Visit queenshistoricalsociety.org for advance tickets and more details.

Holiday Market

SUN, DEC 8, 1-5 PM

FREE (No RSVP Required)

Get your holiday shopping off to a great start! Artists and Crafts people from the Queens area will be selling their wares in our gallery, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards, clothing, and more.

Live Drawing with Models

MON, DEC 9, 6-9 PM

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. For ages 18 & up.

Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong 

WED, DEC 11, 7-10 PM

$10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians

Open to jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Don’t play? Come listen!

Global Arts for Global Kids:Benefit Showcase for FTH Education

SAT, DEC 14, 2 PM

$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens

Show some love for Global Arts for Global Kids, education programs at Flushing Town Hall! Join us for a benefit showcase and concert featuring our fabulous FTH teaching artists and our amazing school partners for an afternoon of singing, dancing, theater, art, and more. Proceeds benefit FTH school programming.

Winter Solstice Workshop: Rice Ball & Dumpling Making

SUN, DEC 15, 2 PM

$10/$5 Members, Students & Children/FREE for Teens (materials provided)

Celebrate Winter Solstice with Julie Tay, Executive Director of the Mencius Society of the Arts, by making Cantonese tangyuan (rice ball in soup) and northern Chinese kiaozi (dumplings) along with two cultural bearers from the Chinese community. Learn about the disappearing tradition of making vinegared garlic to prepare for the Lunar New Year and hear stories of the Kitchen God. For age 4 & up.

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