Calendar

May
11
Mon
Flushing Town Hall’s Live Jazz Jam Goes Virtual in May, 2020
May 11 – May 31 all-day

Flushing Town Hall’s Live Jazz Jam Goes Virtual in May, 2020

Jazz musicians are invited to participate in a virtual jazz jam with
Flushing Town Hall’s house band leader Carol Sudhalter

(Flushing, N.Y.) — After a smashing success at its online premiere in April, Flushing Town Hall will hold a second Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM. Led by Astoria, Queens resident Carol Sudhalter and Flushing Town Hall’s house jazz band, the monthly in-person jam has been one of the venue’s most beloved, monthly gatherings — and now it’s online for artists to find community online.

With Flushing Town Hall’s doors temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the monthly Jazz Jam has moved online and is now engaging jazz aficionados as part of the historic institution’s new series, FTH at Home!, which also features Facebook watch parties, Global Arts for Global Kids learning programs,  Zoom Hang for Queens artists and community members.

Flushing Town Hall has traditionally offered a robust array of jazz presentations, including performances by renowned NEA jazz masters such as the late Jimmy Heath. The historic arts organization spearheaded the creation of the Queens Jazz Trail Map, celebrating the borough’s iconic sites and jazz legends, and every month, Sudhalter, hosts the popular monthly jazz jam populated by dozens of area jazz artists.

The upcoming Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong, is open to a maximum 20 jammers – on a first-come first-served basis – from anywhere in the world to participate.

Interested participants should email [email protected] and identify a three- to four-minute tune they intend to share. It can be live or pre-recorded (but not a professional, edited recording). Musicians who already played at the April jam should not apply again, as the venue is rotating in new participants.

Audiences can watch this session LIVE and for FREE by simply tuning in to Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook page or Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM EST. Flushing Town Hall is planning future Jazz Jams, with dates to be announced later.

While all FTH at Home! programming is presented free of charge, those who are able and moved to do so are encouraged to donate to the Step Up for Flushing Town Hall campaign, which will provide vital funding to supplant the staggering loss of earned revenue.

“If you have ever enjoyed a jazz performance at Flushing Town Hall or turned to the jazz in times of joy or sadness, we ask you to please consider a tax-deductible gift today,” said Executive & Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek.

Jazz lovers can also enjoy FTH at Home: Facebook Watch Parties!, which will stream prior live shows at the venue, including jazz performances from Latin Grammy-winner Gustavo Casenave and his quartet (May 8), and Karrin Allyson and the Roberta Piket Sextet, who pay tribute to the jazz compositions of Marian McPartland (May 22)

For Calendar Listings

WEDNESDAY MAY 13 @ 7:00 PM

Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong

To watch live, tune in to Facebook or Zoom.

To participate, email [email protected] and identify the 3- to 4-minute tune you intend to play.

 

Other Virtual Events

 

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

Global Arts for Global Kids

Teachers and families can access Flushing Town Hall’s growing archive of instructional arts videos with at-home activities for children here: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-at-home-gagk

 

THURSDAYS @ 1:00 PM

Zoom Community Hang

URL: https://zoom.us/j/444441183 or join by phone: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 444 441 183

 

FRIDAYS @ 5:00 PM

Zoom Hang for Queens artists

URL: https://zoom.us/j/283009195 or join by phone: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 283 009 195

 

FRIDAYS @ 7:00 PM

Live, Facebook Watch Parties

https://www.facebook.com/flushingtownhall

May 1: Light & Beat from Korea

May 8: Gustavo Casenave Quartet – A South American Jazz Tale

May 15: Joe Kye, Migrants

May 22: Roberta Piket Sextet featuring Karrin Allyson – Celebrating Marian McPartland

May 29: A Journey – Bach to Piazzolla

 

THURSDAY MAY 30

Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: an evening of live comedy & animated shorts

@ 6:00 PM ANIMATION SHORTS @ 8:30 PM LIVE COMEDY
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/fth-at-home-ctaf

Stay tuned to the organization’s website for more details, coming soon.

May
27
Wed
Symphony Space Virtual Selected Shorts
May 27 all-day
Symphony Space Virtual Selected Shorts

Symphony Space Virtual Selected Shorts

Great actors sharing great stories…
from their homes to yours.

Two special, free nights of incredible performances:

On May 13th,

host Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Bobby Cannavale (Mr. Robot), Emily Skeggs (When We Rise), and Allison Williams (Girls) present a night of stories with the theme “Best Laid Plans.”

On May 27th,

host BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Paul Giamatti (Billions), and Marin Ireland (Homeland) take on the subject “Choose Your Own Reality.”

These truly intimate nights celebrate the power of a great story to transport us.

“”So while we cannot currently gather at Symphony Space, we can recreate the joy of being read to—whether performed from the stage or from a screen. “”

Learn more at this official page here…

Jun
2
Tue
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 2 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
3
Wed
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 3 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
9
Tue
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 9 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
10
Wed
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 10 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
16
Tue
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 16 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
17
Wed
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 17 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.

 

Jun
21
Sun
Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series
Jun 21 @ 7:05 pm – 7:05 pm

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Broadway Singer-Songwriters Perform New Original Music in Songs For Our City Virtual Songwriting Competition Concert Series

The concerts will raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Select Dates in June at 7:05 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Sunday, June 21st (Finale)

Immediately following the collective applause for essential workers in NYC

Live streamed at TSQ.org/Songs

COST:            Free

The Times Square Alliance will bring new music directly to audiences while in-person events are still on pause through the first ever Songs for Our City, a virtual songwriting challenge commissioning new music from singer-songwriters in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-seven artists will perform original songs about community, the Theater District, or their memories on Broadway in a series of seven livestreamed concerts throughout the month of June, while audience members vote at home for their favorite performances. The concerts will also serve as a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides urgent resources to those within the performing arts community.

Performers include: Alice Ripley; Ethan Slater; Rob Rokicki; Leslie Becker; Sam Carner, Derek Gregor, and Selda Sahin; Jaime Cepero; Lauren Elder; Drew Gasparini; John Arthur Greene; F Michael Haynie; Marcus Paul James; Donnie Kehr; John Krause; Janet Krupin; Molly and the Memphis Thunder; Anthony Norman; Alexander Sage Oyen; Jennifer Sánchez; Max Sangerman; Heath Saunders; Dru Serkes; Starbird & the Phoenix; Will Taylor; Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott; Joel Waggoner; Mike Wartella; and Tim Young. All performers are past participants of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway performers’ original music through free summer concerts in the Times Square pedestrian plazas. The series will be hosted by Broadway Buskers host & curator Ben Cameron.

Audience members will decide which performer from each night to send to the final concert of the competition, which will coincide with Make Music New York on June 21, 2020. The finale will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry notables who will determine a winner in addition to the Audience Choice Winner.