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Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings

Queens Library has partnered with

Lincoln Center to bring

FREE SCREENINGS to a library near you.

Discover the magic of

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

in your neighborhood.

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Upcoming Screenings:

Celebrate Mexico Now: Torreblanca with Ulalume and Carlo Nicolau

Monday, May 1


This screening brings you a performance by Torreblanca, a Mexican indie band known for its unique, fresh sound that folds in the members’ diverse musical backgrounds and its collaborative spirit. Also enjoy Ulalume and Carlo Nicolau, an avant-garde, New York-based ensemble consisting of violin, keyboards and vocals that evokes an obscure cabaret atmosphere and expressionist landscapes.

East Flushing
196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing


New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert

Wednesday, May 10

In this screening of a concert filmed at Lincoln Center in October, 2015, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River.

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing

Photo Credit: Chris Lee


Danish String Quartet: A Little Night Music
Wednesday, May 10


One of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage gives their Mostly Mozart debut. Their fascinating program kicks off with Mozart's arrangements of "The Well-Tempered Clavier". Stay after the screening for an introspective discussion inspired by the performance facilitated by Carlo Nicolau, accomplished violinist and composer. Refreshments will be served.

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City

Photo Credit: Søren Andersen



Heritage Blues Trio

Thursday, May 11


Enjoy the sounds of the blues, full of joy and sorrow, in a concert originally performed in 2014 by the Heritage Blues Trio that ranges from upbeat and celebratory to somber and reflective.

151-10 14 Road

Photo Credit: Michael Wein









Jazzy Ash and The Leaping Lizards

Saturday, May 13


Influenced by the music from her mother’s hometown of New Orleans, as well as by her father’s Trinidadian culture, "Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards" bring children along on a swingin’ musical tour of New Orleans, complete with a six-piece band. The screening will be accompanied by a fun craft activity, as vibrant as the city of New Orleans itself, and light refreshments.

214-20 Northern Boulevard

Saturday, May 27
250-06 Hillside Avenue


Chamber Music Society "Meet The Music!": My Brother Franz Schubert

Saturday, May 13

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings their "Meet the Music!" series to your library to engage kids and the young-at-heart with a heart-warming story of music and friendship, as we meet a young composer, Franz Schubert, and his brother Ferdinand. The screening will be accompanied by an activity for would-be composers led by violinist and composer Carlo Nicolau. Light refreshments will be served.

31-32 Union Street, Flushing


Jason Isbell - Moving Forward

Monday, May 15

In this screening, Jason Isbell and his band stay true to their southern roots and display his exquisite songwriting.

Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola



Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Friday, May 19


This screening shows ballet’s brightest future stars as they rigorously prepare for their vital end-of-year performances.

Nort Hills 
57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck

Tuesday, May 23
202-05 Hillside Avenue


From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Saturday May 20


In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, music professor at Lehman College and co-founder of Con Brio Ensemble will lead a group discussion about the enduring appeal of opera following the screening. Light refreshments will be served.

Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Photo Credit: Decca/Andrew Eccles



Villalobos Brothers

Wednesday, May 24


In this concert filmed in March 2015, the Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music to create a new sound in Latin music.

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing



We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration

Wednesday, May 24

Enjoy a screening of a performance filmed last summer of the New York City sounds of Latin soul with Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and specials guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in 40 years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography.

41-17 Main Street


In Need Of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth

Thursday, May 25


Considered a singer's composer, Ben Toth has served as musical director and vocal coach to some of the biggest stars on Broadway. Enjoy a screening of an intimate showcase of new songs by Ben Toth performed by Cheyenne Jackson and Lindsay Mendez.

151-10 14 Road


Voices of a People's History of the United States

Friday, May 26

Through music and spoken word performances, the extraordinary history of ordinary people from the book "A People’s History of the United States" are brought to life. Stay for a fun U. S. history trivia game with prizes following the screening. Light refreshments will be served.

Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Rana Santacruz Saturday, May 27



In this screening of a concert filmed in March 2016, Mexico City–born and Brooklyn-based since 2002, Rana Santacruz is redefining both traditional Mexican music and the American singer-songwriter tradition. The multi-instrumentalist and gifted musical storyteller embodies the current incarnation of the great American melting pot and the next wave of great music that is springing from it.

Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

Photo Credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien



Cassandra Wilson and the Campbell Brothers

Saturday, May 27


Enjoy a screening of a concert featuring daring, velvet-voiced jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, and The Campbell Brothers, who present a world premiere of "Sacred Steel Love Supreme."

85-12 Main Street


Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.