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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

2pm

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
718-357-6643

 

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

Wednesday, May 10
1pm

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.

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

Photo Credit: Chris Lee

 

Danish String Quartet: A Little Night Music
Wednesday, May 10
2:30pm

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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.

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

Photo Credit: Søren Andersen

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Heritage Blues Trio

Thursday, May 11

5:30pm

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.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

Photo Credit: Michael Wein

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Jazzy Ash and The Leaping Lizards

Saturday, May 13

2:30pm

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.

Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834


Saturday, May 27
2:30pm
Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue
718-831-8644

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

Saturday, May 13
2:30pm

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.

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

 

Jason Isbell - Moving Forward

Monday, May 15
2pm

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
718-454-7272

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

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Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Friday, May 19

1pm

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
718-225-3550


Tuesday, May 23
3:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355

 

From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Saturday May 20

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. 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
718-641-7086

Photo Credit: Decca/Andrew Eccles

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Villalobos Brothers

Wednesday, May 24

2pm

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.

Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
718-454-2786
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We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration

Wednesday, May 24
6:30pm

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.

Flushing
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

 

In Need Of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth

Thursday, May 25

5:30pm

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.

Whitestone
151-10 14 Road
718-767-8010

 

Voices of a People's History of the United States

Friday, May 26
12pm

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
718-831-8636

Rana Santacruz Saturday, May 27

1pm

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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
718-468-8300

Photo Credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien

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Cassandra Wilson and the Campbell Brothers

Saturday, May 27

1:30pm

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."

Briarwood
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680

 

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.