Let’s hope the weather is good on June 20!
Queens College will host the second annual CUNY Pridefest on the quad that Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.
The original event was planned for June 13, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Pridefest will feature a presentation on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a campus Pride match, a community expo, student musical and dance performances, games and more.
The event is not just limited for CUNY students – it’s free and open to the public.
In the event of inclement weather, Pridefest will be held inside the college’s main dining hall.
For more information on CUNY Pridefest, see the announcement here.
Last week, we received this letter from Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek calling for donations to match a pledged $35,000 from an anonymous donor. Here is her letter:
Flushing Town Hall has been presented with a significant challenge this season, one that I hope your readers will help us meet. It’s not every day that an institutional supporter presents such an offer to us.
An anonymous donor – a supporter of the arts – recently approached us through one of our board members. The donor’s offer: if our nonprofit can raise $35,000 in new donations by February 2015, the donor will contribute another $35,000.
The donor’s hope is that this challenge will motivate others to open their wallets and hearts, thereby enabling our gem to be brighter than ever, enriching the culture of this diverse community.
This is a challenge we’re excited to take on. I invite – no, encourage – your readers to help us by visiting flushingtownhall.org/35challenge to contribute. Every dollar will help preserve the work of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, which has been part of the fabric of the borough for 35 years (thus the “35” in the challenge).
Each year, FCCA presents an array of high quality arts and educational programs at Flushing Town Hall with a focus on global arts for a global community. The contributions we receive this season are vital to preserve not only our operations and programs but our role in preserving our historic landmark building, dating to 1862.
We’re confident that people – from Queens and beyond – who have enjoyed Flushing Town Hall over the years will step up to the plate and pitch in.
Executive and Artistic Director
Flushing Town Hall
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of classic, 10-time Oscar-winning film Gone with the Wind, College Point Multiplex Theaters will by screening the film on Mon., September 28 and Wed., October 1.
The screenings will be part of a nationwide celebration in more than 650 movie theaters, hosted by Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events.
For the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. showings on both days, the film will be screened in its original 1:37 aspect ratio, and will be preceded by a special introduction by TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.
In partnership with the Queens Museum‘s Open A.I.R. Artist Services program, Immigrant Movement International (IMI) will host a legal clinic for immigrant artists on Sat., September 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The event will be facilitated by Unlocal: Community Immigration Legal Services.
Topics of discussion will include how to apply for an O-1, or artists visa, and how to apply for permanent status once an O-1 visa is secured.
All who wish to attend must RSVP.
This Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., Flushing House is combining two of New York’s favorite pastimes – jazz music and hanging out on rooftops – with its Jazz Up In The Sky event at
Cost of entry is $100, or $150 for couples, and proceeds of the night will benefit the 300 senior residents of the Flushing House through the Flushing House endowment fund.
For the price, guests can expect a gourmet dinner, wine and beer, world-class musical performances and an open-air dance floor with uninterrupted skyline views.
Musicians of the night include Hernan Romero, Michael Feinberg and Isamu McGregor.
Thanks to a generous donation by the Citi Foundation, the Queens Economic Development Group is offering $10,000 grants to new businesses in the borough.
The QEDC will be hosting an information session for its new StartUP! program, which is funding the grants, at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mon., September 15.
At the session, attendees will learn the ins and outs of the Startup Business Plan Competition, which will decide who the grant winners will be.
Click here to RSVP
As part of the Queens Museum‘s Community Partnership Exhibition Program series, the Sadhana Coalition of Progressive Hindus presents Sacred Waters: A Collection of Hindu Offerings from Jamaica Bay, a new exhibition that opens today.
The opening reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., and features items discovered through Sadhana’s Project Prithvi, a green initiative that aims to honor the Hindu tradition of Ganja puja, which worships the waters, while at the same time promoting contemporary environmental justice. As part of its real-world environmental efforts, Sadhana hosts monthly cleanups of Jamaica Bay.
The exhibit will be on display through September 28.