“This summer, we will have something for everyone, from the littlest toddlers to longtime jazz aficionados, from foodies to yogis, and from film buffs to novice artists,” said Flushing Town Hall Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek.
The historic venue features a new exhibition, “Taking it to the Streets: 1950s New York Through the Lens of Flushing Photographer Frank Oscar Larson,” which will run until Sunday, August 6th. Larson used street photography to photograph ordinary life in New York during the 1950s. On Sunday, July 9, photographer Dan Rubin will guide visitors through the exhibit, examining the similarities and differences between street photography then and now.
Rubin and visitors will then explore Flushing to scope out the best photography tips and spots before returning to the venue for a brief discussion. The group of visitors are invited to return with their prints on Sunday, July 16, for a talk-back.
For foodies and fans of Asian cuisine, Flushing Town Hall will host a workshop dedicated to making traditional Asian pancakes. The pancakes are staple street food in China, Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan. You can join Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou and a panel of chefs on Sunday, July 23, to learn how to make this savory treat as well as learn about the regional varieties.
On Saturday, July 29, Flushing Town Hall will join the China Institute in hosting a walking food tour of Flushing. Participants will learn more about the area’s dynamic history, as they sample neighborhood favorites from local cafes, restaurants, and shops. The tour will start on Main Street, and end at Flushing Town Hall, where participants can view the gallery exhibition.
If music if your thing, attend the Full Moon Drumming Workshop on Sunday, July 9th. In addition to learning about African drumming with master drummer Vado Diomande, participants will be able to jam with a group of people under the full moon.
Lollipops for Breakfast is a family show that children will love. Follow along as Bonnie Duncan and The Gottabees perform a show on how to create a lollipop from scratch, from dealing with missing ingredients to wrestling with giant candy machines and getting lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. The show will occur on Sunday, July 30th.
Flushing Town Hall will also continue their Teen Access Program for several events. Through the program, teens will have a chance to view performances for free, as long as they have ID.
For more information on Flushing Town Hall’s summer lineup, visit www.flushingtownhall.org.
“At Flushing Town Hall, there is always something new to discover, something to enjoy, and something to amaze,” Kodadek said.