Flushing City Hall will host a range of events this holiday season, from musicals to jazz concerts to a holiday carnival to benefit arts institutions around the world.
Songs by Barry Harris with NEA jazz greats Sheila Jordan, Harvie S and Roni Ben-Hur
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00pm
Tickets purchased on site: $40/$32 for members, seniors, and students with ID
Table set: $130/$110 for members (including refreshments/drinks)
Virtual Ticket: $10
Flushing City Hall will pay tribute to one of the greatest NEA jazz greats with songs written for Barry Harris, including NEA jazz master Sheila Jordan, bassist Harvie S and jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. The trio will perform jazz standards and tunes that Barry Harris has played throughout his extraordinary career, and share unique stories and memories of the illustrious jazz star on the anniversary of his passing. Harris died In December 2021, at the age of 91. A month ago, he performed his last public performance at the Flushing City Hall’s 15th annual NEA Jazz Masters Concert.
Native American Society
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 12 noon
On-site tickets: $10 adults / $5 children
Flushing City Hall will work with NativeTec, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. and Niamuck Land Trust. This special event will feature art, dance, drumming and singing, sharing stories and community building with refreshments. This year’s Native American Social will feature the work of Tecumseh Ceasar, Shane Weeks, Jeremy Dennis, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, and more. The Drum will be led by Ginew Benton and the Young Blood Singers; featuring guest singer Jennifer Kreisberg from Ulali.
Illegal: A New Musical (with a concert reading)
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7pm
“Illegal,” written by Skyler Chin and co-written by Sita Sunil, is a historical fiction musical about America’s first “illegal” immigrants – think “Hamilton” meets Bruce Lee. Inspired by the detention and interrogation of Skyler’s grandfather on Angel Island in 1923, “Illegal” confronts the history of anti-Asian prejudice that Skyler’s ancestors experienced during the Chinese Exclusion era and that many still face a century later.
The show’s bold, irreverent characters and upbeat, comedic moments pay homage to the fighting spirit of those who persevered and made future Americans proud to tell their stories. Illegal has been named a semifinalist at the prestigious 2022 National Musical Theater Convention at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Lionesses: Women in Jazz in Concert (Part 3 of 3)
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tickets purchased on site: $5 free for FTH members, seniors, and students with ID
Join the Lionesses at Flushing City Hall: Women in Jazz Concert Series, a three-part collaborative series taking place at Flushing City Hall in Fall 2022. Each of the three concerts will last 60 minutes, with a question-and-answer session following each performance. This concert features the collective Lioness™.
The purpose of each concert is not only to share with the community the music of women composers, but also the artistic process and methods practiced by these composers. It is also a forum through which audiences can engage in meaningful dialogue with musicians and hopefully feel more connected to the musical and artistic process.
Moon Fragrant Seven
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:30 am
Tickets purchased on site: $100/$150
Flushing City Hall hosts the seventh annual “Scent of the Moon VII.” This special event is a Festive Carnival and Benefit Party at Flushing City Hall. Come join us on December 10th for food, drinks, dancing and live music!
Kunqu Opera Club
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2pm
On-site ticket purchase: free
Virtual Ticket: Free
To celebrate the season of harvest and reunion, Kunqu Opera Club Presenting live performances of three plays, featuring its resident artists and members, and marking its return to live stage performances in costume and makeup.
These plays present a variety of characters and dramatic conflicts that reflect human frailties and tenderness.Performers include the society’s resident artists Shi Jiehua and Cai Qinglin A member of “Tea Talking” and two other dramas “Down the Mountain” and “Broken Dream”. There will be a live online viewing option with English subtitles.
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (December 2022)
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Tickets on site: $10/free for members, students, and improvisers
The monthly Jazz Jams are back live at Flushing Town Hall on the second Wednesday of each month! Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, music educators and serious enthusiasts, the Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams invites musicians to perform at Flushing City Hall. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (singers too!). Each Jam features a Steinway baby grand piano and drum kit. Health and safety protocols will be in place, so wear a mask and bring your own microphone at all times. House Band and Jam Sessions are led by Carol Sudhalter with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann and Eric Lemon. Don’t play, but love jazz? Come and listen!
The program is funded in part by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
Mini Global Mashup: Garifuna meets Flamenco
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 1pm
Tickets purchased on site: FTH members, seniors, and students with ID $15/$12;
Virtual Ticket: $5
The Mini Global Mashup will run until December 2022!Curated by renowned trumpeter and composer frank london (The Klezmatics), Mini-Global Mashup Series Pairs Two Amazing Global Music Artists: Garifuna Lead Vocals lucy blanco and flamenco duo Lisa and Josue.
The Mini-Global Mashup concert series is made possible thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center for Cultural Vitality.