Flushing Town Hall presents January lineup of performances featuring Lunar New Year celebrations, monthly jazz jams

Flushing Town Hall

This month, Flushing Town Hall will continue its popular monthly jazz jams and mini global mashup series, including Lunar New Year celebrations to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. 

Here’s a lineup of this month’s performances:

Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (JAN. 2023)

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 P.M. 

In-Person Tickets: $10/FREE for members, students, & jamming musicians

Monthly Jazz Jams return live at Flushing Town Hall the second Wednesday of every month! Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, music educators and serious hobbyists, Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams invites musicians to perform at Flushing Town Hall. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Flushing Town Hall’s Steinway baby grand and drum kit are available at each Jam. Health and safety protocols will be in place so bring a mask, and feel free to bring your own microphone. 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 listen. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.


Mini-Global Mashup: Turkish Meets Klezmer Music

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Sunday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. 

In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 for members, students, & seniors

Virtual Tickets: Free on Culture Stream

The Mini-Global Mashups continue in 2023. Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series is pairing two amazing global music artists: Turkish jazz pianist Bilge Günaydın and Frank London & Will Holshauser.

The Mini-Global Mashup concert series is made possible thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center For Cultural Vibrancy.


Lunar New Year 2023 Photo Exhibition | This is Home

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 12 P.M.

Free Admission

‘This Is Home’ tells stories of the AAPI community in New York City and abroad: how they live, work, love, and when needed, stand up for what they believe.

The exhibition will feature works from Janice Chung, An Rong Xu, and Cindy Trinh. The opening reception will be held on Jan. 21. The exhibition will be open to the public from Jan. 26 to Feb. 26. While the Lunar New Year is a celebration of renewal with hearts full of hope for health and prosperity in the year ahead, the photographers exhibited here show there is also beauty in the daily lives of this community, in the city they call home.


“Thump Thump” Rabbit Coloring Workshop

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 3 P.M. 

In-Person Tickets: $12/$7 members, seniors, & students with ID 

All ages welcome. Space is limited (25 participants max) 

Main Performances: 1:00, 3:00 P.M. (40 min each) 

Post-Performance Workshops: 1:45, 3:45 P.M. (45 min each) 

In celebration of the year of the rabbit, participants will color a rabbit painting together! During this family-friendly workshop, artist Stephanie Lee will guide guests step by step toward a finished rabbit painting. The artwork will be inspired by 19th-century Korean folk art depicting rabbits making medicine of immortality, under a cinnamon tree on a full moon. After the workshop, participants will be able to take their ready-to-hang paintings home to share with family and friends. This workshop is recommended for guests ages 8 and up. Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today. 


Chinese Theatre Works: Hao Bang-ah, Rabbit! Budaixi-style Puppetry with Live Music

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Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 P.M.

In-Person Tickets: $15/$10 members, seniors, students and children under 12 (Performance only) $22/$17 members, seniors, students and children under 12 (Performance plus workshop) All ages welcome. Workshop space is limited (25 participants max). 

“Hao Bang Ah!” is a common Chinese expression meaning “Great!” or “Well done!”  Each year, CTW celebrates the Lunar New Year season with an original “budaixi” (traditional Chinese glove-puppet) production that features the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This year’s production stars the Rabbit, who will preside over a jolly selection of wild puppet skits, dances, popular songs  and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating the wit and wisdom of the Zodiac animals.

 Audiences will be introduced to traditional Chinese New Year customs and foods (red envelopes, fish and “nian gao”). Special guests include the Jade Rabbit on the Moon and other all-star members of our Zodiac puppet ensemble. Sing-alongs, games, and hands-on post-show demonstrations will make the Chinese bi-lingual cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members!