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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.

Watch a Preview!

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Upcoming Screenings: 

Villalobos Brothers

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Wednesday, May 4
2:00 P.M.

In this screening, 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. 

Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike
Flushing
718-454-2786

Photo Credit: Stephanie Black

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Emanuel Ax, Anna Polonsky, and Orion Weiss

Saturday, May 14
2:30 P.M.

In this screening, pianist Orion Weiss joins his mentor, Emanuel Ax, and Anna Polonsky who has been described as "consistently captivating" in The Washington Post, in an extraordinary concert of Brahms and Schumann for piano four-hands.

Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834

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James Naughton - The Songs of Randy Newman

Saturday, May 14
2:30 P.M.

In this screening, Broadway actor and Tony Award-winner James Naughton performs the music of Randy Newman, whose pop songs and film scores have delighted audiences for decades and earned Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards. 

Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue
718-831-8644

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Saturday, May 14
2:30 P.M.

This month, enjoy a festive all-Mozart program featuring the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407; and the exhuberant Viola Quintet in C major. 

Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street
718-821-4770

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Monday, May 16
2:00 P.M.

Enjoy a screening of Emmylou's stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. Together with Crowell, the long-time bandmates and Grammy-winning duo present a fresh approach to country music. 

Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
718-454-7272

Photo Credit: David McClister

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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Wednesday, May 18
6:30 P.M.

This screening showcases a band that has performed at the acclaimed Newport Folk Festival and combines rock and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound. 

Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger

Unsung Carolyn Leigh

Friday, May 20
1:00 P.M.

In this screening, the legendary lyricist behind the songs "Witchcraft" and "Young at Heart" and several Broadway musicals is celebrated by ten dynamic performers and a trio of musicians presenting 20 little-known melodic gems. 

Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Audra McDonald in Concert - "Go Back Home"

Friday, May 20
1:00 P.M.

In this screening, five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald performs favorites from her album "Go Back Home."

North Hills
57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-3550

Photo Credit: Richard Termine

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Danish String Quartet

Saturday, May 21
1:00 P.M.

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Filmed in August 2015, this screening brings you one of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage today performing a fascinating program including Mozart’s arrangements of Bach’s "The Well-Tempered Clavier," followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy "Arcadiana" and Beethoven’s earth-moving "Grosse Fuge."

Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard
718-468-8300

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Grace McLean

Saturday, May 21
1:30 P.M.

In this screening, singer, actress, composer, and poet of everyday life Grace McLean brings her signature quirky attitude and jazzy vocals to her first solo Lincoln Center appearance.

Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue
718-429-4700

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Latin Beat

Saturday, May 21
3:00 P.M.

Alexander Wu and the ZigZag Quartet take audiences of all ages on a journey across Latin culture through music and dance. 

Mitchell-Linden
31-32 Union Street, Flushing
718-539-2330

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Jason Isbell - Moving Forward

Monday, May 23
6:30 P.M.

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

Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
Long Island City
718-784-3033


Thursday, May 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
Long Island City
718-784-3033

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Friday, May 27
1:00 P.M.

In this screening, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra celebrates Harlem's musical traditions with the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet. 

Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

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.