Flushing Town Hall Takes You Around the Globe in 72hrs
If you've ever wanted to take a short trip around the globe, Flushing Town Hall is the place to be this weekend. Sample the sights and sounds of India, Jamaica, Spain, Korea and Mexico without ever having to board a plane. FTH has a complete line-up of affordable, fun, events to kick off the month of May.
From multicultural music, to dance, to film, FTH has family-friendly activities that will stimulate the senses without breaking the bank.
Jamaica Meets Spain
Friday, May 3, 7pm
Dance Lessons at 7pm - Concert at 8pm
Tickets: $15/$10 Members and Students
We're mixing it up! 2 cultures, 1 stage + an open dance floor. Tribal Legacy and Flamenco Latino share the stage tonight with dance lessons, 2 sets and a musical jam. You'll be seduced by the passion of Spanish Flamenco, while Reggae, with its deep African roots will keep you moving to an upbeat pulse.
New York Film Festival
Films: Dosa Hunt, The Human Factor
Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Tickets: $10/$5 Members and Students
We proudly welcome Indo-American Arts Council's 13th annual New York Indian Film Festival with a screening followed by a discussion. This festival gives filmmakers from/of/about the Indian subcontinent platforms to tell their stories.
A film by Amrit Singh.
This is a short film by Amrit Singh featuring a diverse group of music-world friends -- Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum's Executive Editor, Singh -- on a quest to find their hometown's best dosa. The delicious traditional South Indian crepe has earned this long-overdue cinematic closeup. Dosa Hunt is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.
The Human Factor
Directed by Rudradeep Bhattacharjee.
The Human Factor focuses closely in on the story of the Lords, a family of Parsi musicians whose contribution to Hindi film music parallels that of any of the great music directors or singers, yet is widely unknown. But the story of the Lords is not theirs alone, but represents thousands of other composers. This documentary is crucial to providing an obscure chapter in the history of Indian Bollywood cinema.
Celebrate Korean Children's Day and Cinco de Mayo!
Sunday, May 5, 1pm
In Korea, May 5th holds the same excitement that birthdays or Christmas bring to children in other parts of the world. Experience Korea through Arts and Culture programs including Traditional Marching Band performance and interactive workshop, Korean knotting (Maedeup) making workshop for kids and K-POP Dance workshop learning Korean pop sensation PSY's Music and Dance.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Aurelia Fernandez, a master of Mexican paper arts. Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) commemorates an important battle in Puebla, Mexico and is largely celebrated in the Pueblo region of Mexico and by Mexican Americans. Aurelia will lead family-friendly workshops throughout the day. Join us for pinata making and cooking the essential festival food of Cinco de Mayo: mole Poblano, a thick spicy sauce blending over 40 ingredients.
For tickets and more information, visit: flushingtownhall.org, or call the Box Office: (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.