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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:

Norm Lewis: Who Am I?

Saturday, April 8

1pm

Tony nominee and celebrated baritone Norm Lewis, star of some of Broadway and West End’s most acclaimed productions including "Porgy and Bess," "Les Misérables," and more, returns to Lincoln Center for another American Songbook concert which was filmed in January 2015.

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

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Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Saturday, April 8
2:30pm

Filmed in May 2016, this screening brings New York’s first all-female mariachi group and one of the city’s most exciting new bands, Mariachi Flor de Toloache to your library. The group celebrates the traditions of this folk form while creating a style all their own. After the screening stay for a fun creative activity inspired by the vibrant sounds and colors of Mexico. Refreshments will be served.

Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834

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Unsung Carolyn Leigh
Wednesday, April 12
2:30pm

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. Enjoy pre-screening games and sing-a-long will be led by Shannon Antalan, an actress who has appeared on Broadway and in regional musical theater.

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

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An Evening with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Thursday, April 13

2pm

The groundbreaking Texan singer and bandleader bridges the gap between big-band jazz and the Grand Ole Opry and mixes in bits of blues, bluegrass and grassroots folk. In this concert originally performed in August 2015, Lovett is a perfect slice of Americana topped off with a fine-looking Stetson hat.

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

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Max Hatt and Edda Glass

Thursday, April 13

5:30pm

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In this screening of a concert originally performed in November 2015, Max Hatt and Edda Glass, the winners of the 2014 NewSong Showcase, are a unique duo that takes a blend of folk, jazz, and Americana to weave a beautiful soundtrack to the American landscape.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

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A Memorial Concert for Pete & Toshi Seeger

Saturday, April 15
1pm

In this screening, an all-star lineup of friends and family gather to honor these leaders in folk music and activism. Following the filmed concert, Meryl Danziger, professional violinist, music teacher, and author of "Sing It! A Biography of Pete Seeger", will lead a discussion that will bring Pete's musical legacy and activism to life. Refreshments will be served.

Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue
718-641-7086

 

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Saturday, April 15
2pm

Join us for a screening of a concert that celebrates the musical traditions of Harlem with the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet.

Briarwood
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

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Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Saturday, April 15

2:30pm

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

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

Special Pre-Screening Event: Elizabeth Leavey, co-owner of The Dance Project, will share her experience of training and the passion and dedication needed to be a professional ballerina and demonstrate some of the steps every ballet student must master.


Saturday, April 22
2:30pm
Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue
718-831-8644

Special post-screening event: Nicole Pastorelli of Love to Dance Performing Arts Center will discuss the influence of ballet on other dance forms and demonstrate some basic ballet steps. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

Mellissa Hughes

Friday, April 21

12pm

Dynamic soprano Mellissa Hughes performs works by living composers and her own interepretations of popular songs. Join us for a timely post-show discussion led by a Lincoln Center Education guest facilitator after the screening. Unplug with us as we discuss the intersections between technology and modern life. How can technology enhance a performance—and affect how you experience the world? Refreshments will be served.

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

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The Chamber Music Society At Shaker Village

Friday, April 21

1pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center delivers a monumental performance of Copland's "Appalachian Spring," at one of the country's most beautiful historic sites.

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

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First Look:

Some Lovers

Saturday, April 22
1pm

Some of Broadway’s top talent including Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips, Jenni Barber, and Andrew Mueller perform songs from "Some Lovers", the new musical from legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and Tony Award–winning playwright Steven Sater in this screening recorded in February 2016.

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

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Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

Monday, April 24

2pm

Enjoy a great country, blues, and indie rock concert filmed at "Lincoln Center Out of Doors" in August, 2014.

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

Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

 

Afropunk

Tuesday, April 25
3:30pm

Filmed at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors on July 31,2015, Afropunk presents a night of music, film, and art from talented homegrown and international acts. The movement’s non-conforming spirit is heard in the soulful and edgy band Vintage Trouble, from music duo LION BABE, and the high-energy positivity of Brooklyn-based band The Skins.

Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra / Rosin Coven

Thursday, April 27

5:30pm

In this screening originally performed in August 2014, the ever-inventive Amanda Palmer’s intense stage presence and evocative storytelling wink at burlesque and glam rock, with a take-no-prisoners intensity and theatrical flair.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

 

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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.