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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:

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME SCREENING 
Romeo and Juliet

With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was performed by the San Francisco Ballet and recorded in May 2015.

Photo Credit: Erik Tomasson

Fri, March 10
12 pm
GLEN OAKS
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Tues, March 14
2 pm
HILLCREST
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-454-2786

Yarn/Wire

Mon, March 6

2pm

Using a combination of thundering rhythms, unconventional sounds, and expert execution, Yarn/Wire’s two pianists and two percussionists bring their unique performance style to a concert originally performed in July 2015. The quartet offers the audience the opportunity to experience some of today’s most important trends in contemporary classical music.

East Flushing
196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
718-357-6643

Photo Credit: Bobby Fisher

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New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Wed, March 8

2:30pm

Witness the New York Philharmonic, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, and piano virtuoso Lang Lang open the classical music season with two beloved works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Stay after the screening for a lively discussion facilitated by noted composer and teaching artist Yuanlin Chen. Refreshments will be served.

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

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From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala
Sat, March 11
1pm

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.

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


Fri, March 24
12pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Join us after the screening for a craft activity inspired by the arias. Refreshments will be served.

Photo Credit: Decca Andrew-Eccles

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Rana Santacruz

Sat, March 11

2:30pm

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. In a special event following the concert screening, hear Rana Santacruz discuss in person his myriad musical influences

Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834

Photo Credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien

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Danny Elfman's Music

From The Films of Tim Burton 

Sat, March 11

2:30pm

In this screening of a concert originally performed in July 2015, Danny Elfman vividly conjures his unforgettable Tim Burton film scores-including "Batman," "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," and "Nightmare Before Christmas." Stay after the screening of Danny Elfman’s multimedia celebration to further explore Tim Burton’s imaginative films and Elfman’s vivid musical scores. Lincoln Center teaching artist Linda Cholodenko will lead a fun collage activity integrating musical patterns, tones, and rhythms—perfect for kids and the young-at-heart. Refreshments will be served.

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

Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger

 

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New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration 

Thurs, March 16
5:30pm

In this screening of a concert filmed on December 31, 2014, jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis joined the New York Philharmonic to ring in the New Year in style with Gershwin suites, overtures and indelible standards.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

Photo Credit: Chris Lee

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Rebecca Naomi Jones

Fri, March 17
1pm

In this screening, dynamic pop-rock powerhouse and rising Broadway star Rebecca Naomi Jones performs her favorite songs.

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

Photo Credit: Susan Rosenberg 

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Latin Beat

Sat, March 18

1pm

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

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

Salsa, samba, tango, and merengue! Come for a pre-screening live demonstration to learn more about these dance forms, and then be inspired to dance along to this screening of Latin Beat, a performance that takes audiences on a journey across Latin music, dance, and culture. For audiences of all ages. Refreshments will be served. 


Tues, March 28
3:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355

 

Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord

Wed, March 22

2pm

The concert in this screening was originally performed as a part of the Mostly Mozart Festival in August 2016. Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani has traveled the globe, from Boston to Prague to London, on a singular quest to prove the harpsichord is not only still relevant, but revolutionary. Esfahani plays beloved excerpts of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier through a 1978 chaconne by the avant-garde composer György Ligeti.

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

Photo Credit: Bernhard Musil, Deutsche Grammophon

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Emanuel Ax, Anna Polonsky, and Orion Weiss

Wed, March 22

6:30pm

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.

Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

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Jose Llana 

Sat, March 25
1pm

Consummate performer Jose Llana of "The King & I" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" fame brings a powerful voice and charming personality to this concert originally recorded in March 2015.

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

Photo Credit: Billy Bustamante 

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James Naughton - The Songs of Randy Newman

Sat, March 25

2pm

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. Following the screening, join us for a casual group discussion with your neighbors facilitated by Lincoln Center Education.

Briarwood
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

 

Mariachi Flor De Toloache

Sat, March 25
2:30pm

New York’s first all-female mariachi group and one of the city’s most exciting new bands, Mariachi Flor de Toloache celebrates the traditions of this folk form from Mexico while creating a style all their own. After the screening, enjoy the magic of mariachi with a fun drawing activity and discussion designed for all ages led by a Lincoln Center Education staff member. Refreshments will be served.

Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue
718-831-8644

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Voices of a People's History of The United States

Mon, March 27

2pm

Through music and spoken word performances, the extraordinary history of ordinary people from the book "A People’s History of the United States" including efforts to end slavery and Jim Crow, protests against war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, are brought to life.

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

 

 

Martin Fröst, clarinet, Roland Pöntinen, piano

Thurs, March 30

5:30pm 

In this screening which was originally recorded as a part of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in August 2016, Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst's agile, virtuosic playing has often drawn comparisons to a dancer. With his compatriot Roland Pöntinen, he offers a concert of rustic merriment.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

Photo Credit: Mats-Bäcker

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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.