As the calendar shifts to a new month, Vlissingen Town Hall has a variety of upcoming events in October. From lectures to musical performances, many events are sure to entertain and educate attendees.
Flushing City Hall partners with Archtober, New York City Architecture and Design Month, to host the annual festival of architectural activities, programs and exhibits that take place during the month and with American Institute of Architecture Queens and the Queens Foundation for Architecture.
Artists and architects are invited to participate in a workshop involving deep listening as a key skill for art and architecture, applicable to their work with public bodies, collaborators, communities and colleagues. Tickets to the event are free for members of Flushing City Hall and the American Institute of Architecture Queens, seniors, and students with proper ID. All other in-person tickets are $10 each.
Queens Arts Grants – Information Sessions: Tuesday 4 Oct; Thursday October 13; Wednesday, October 19; Tuesday, October 25; Wednesday October 26; Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m.
The Arts Services Department at Flushing City Hall will host an information session for attendees to learn more about arts grants for Queens. Guidelines, grant cycle timelines and application best practices will be reviewed. All sessions listed will be held in person and in English, unless otherwise specified. RSVPs are required. Free entry.
First-time applicants must attend an information session before applying. Any member of an organization or group of artists can attend an information session on behalf of their group. Artists and organizations who applied this year are not required to attend, although registration is suggested to learn more about the program and to have your questions answered. Those with questions can email Director of Artistic Services Dan Bamba at [email protected].
The monthly Jazz Jams return live to Flushing City Hall. Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate jazz students, music teachers and serious amateurs, musicians are invited to perform at Flushing City Hall. All are welcome, whatever the instrument. A Steinway grand piano and drums will be available. Health and safety protocols will be put in place. Participants are advised to bring a mask and bring their own microphone. The house band and jam sessions are led by Carol Sudhalter, along with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann and Eric Lemon.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Inc. Tickets are free for Flushing City Hall members, students, and performing musicians. For everyone else, tickets are $10 each.
During this conversation, artists from the Social Practice CUNY program, Naomi Kuo and Cristina Ferrigno, will speak. Their practices are based on working with the community. They will discuss best practices when connecting with people to create art and tell their stories.
Among the topics that Kuo and Ferrigno will talk about are:
• What is “community art”?
• How community work plays a role in artistic practice.
• Means of establishing deep and lasting bonds within the community that remain even after the end of a project.
• How to work purposefully with community members – not just “skydive” for the good of the project.
Presented in partnership with Social Practice CUNY, admission to the event is free. It will include a moderated conversation with space for a Q&A session.
Tabackin and his ensemble will pay tribute to jazz great Coleman Hawkins live at the historic Flushing City Hall Theater. The location is appropriate due to its prominence along the Queens Jazz Trail.
Tickets for the event will be available for those who wish to see it virtually and in person. Virtual tickets are $10. In-person tickets are $40 for the public, $32 for members of Flushing City Hall, and $20 for students with ID. Additionally, table packages for two with refreshments and beverages will also be available for purchase. Packages are $130 for the public and $110 for members of Flushing City Hall.
Hosted by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics, the Mini-Global Mashup Series brings together two incredible global music artists and accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration.
“Mini-Global Mashup: Syria Meets Lumbee/Tuscarora” will feature Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Indigenous artist Charly Lowry. There will be a Q&A session after the show. The Mini-Global Mashup concert series is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center for Cultural Vibrancy.
The event will be available virtually and in person. Tickets to watch it virtually are $5 while in-person tickets are $15 for the public and $12 for members of Flushing City Hall.
The 2021-2022 season of the 5 Borough Music Festival continues with the world premiere of the Five Borough Songbook, Volume III. This is the third time that Flushing Town Hall has hosted the Five Boroughs Music Festival again.
A special co-production with On Site Opera, this new cycle of 15 songs, duets and ensembles by 15 composers has been commissioned in honor of the 15th anniversary seasons of 5 Borough Music Festival and On Site Opera’s 10th anniversary. It also marks the third installment of the critically acclaimed 5 Borough Music Festival’s five-year Five Borough Songbook project.
Tickets for the event are $15 for Flushing Town Hall members, seniors and students and $25 for the public.
Flushing City Hall once again partners with Archtober for the annual festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibits taking place in October, as well as the American Institute of Architects Queens and Queens Foundation for Architecture.
More information about this event will be announced soon on the Flushing City Hall website. The event will be free to members of Flushing City Hall and the American Institute of Architecture, seniors and students with proper ID. Ticket prices for the public will be announced shortly.
Modine Hazmat: Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
The famous Hazmat Modine will return to Flushing Town Hall for another landmark performance. Modine will be joined by the 2019 National Heritage Scholar, balafon player and djeli Balla Kouyaté. Tickets for the event are $12 for Flushing City Hall members, seniors and students with ID and $18 for the public.
The first of a three-part partnership series that will take place at Flushing City Hall during the fall 2022 season will take place on October 27. Each concert will last 60 minutes and will include a Q&A session after each performance. This concert will feature guitarist/composer Amanda Monaco and her quartet Deathblow.
The goal of each concert is to share the music of female composers with the community as well as the artistic approach and methods practiced by these female composers. Moreover, it is a forum through which the public can have a meaningful dialogue with the musicians and eventually gain a deeper connection with the music and the artistic process taking place. Tickets to the event are $5 for the public and free for members of Flushing City Hall, seniors and students with ID.
Flushing City Hall will once again partner with Archtober for Architecture and Design Month. Architectural activities, programs and exhibitions will again take place with the American Institute of Architecture Queens and Queens Foundation for Architecture.
More information about this event will be announced shortly, including ticket prices for the public. The event will be free for members of Flushing City Hall, students with ID, and seniors.
ethiopian supergroup Qwanqwa will come to Flushing Town Hall for a performance like no other. This group of talented musicians will share their experimental sounds with roots in traditional East African music. They will also continue their mission to foster intercultural dialogue around the world through this show.
The event will be available virtually and in person. Tickets to watch it virtually are $5. In-person tickets are $12 for Flushing Town Hall members, seniors and students and $18 for the general public.