Queens Theater to host last weekend of artist showcases featuring local talent – QNS.com

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This weekend, the Queens Theater will present the finale of four City Artist Corps Showcases, which will feature dozens of artists who have received a $ 5,000 grant from the New York City Artist Corps to present various song works, dance, film, theater and more at the Public.

The City Artist Corps Showcases are a city-wide celebration driven by an investment in city artists to reconnect residents with arts and culture and foster a just, equitable and vibrant recovery for all. Coinciding with National Arts and Humanities Month, Mayor de Blasio announced the culmination of the New York City Artist Corps program with multiple showcases and hundreds of individual events taking place in the boroughs this month.

The Queens Theater serves as an organizer and venue partner for City Artist Corps, and is leading a coalition of partners to showcase New York City Artist Corp showcases this month, such as the Queens Theater Showcase and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) showcase.

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The Queens Theater Showcase featured over 30 artists as they present their projects to the public over two weekends, starting October 16 and 17. The last showcase will take place on Saturday 23 October from 1:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday 24 October from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Each day, several different artists will present their projects to the public in the 472-seat Claire Shulman Theater, the intimate Cabaret space and the award-winning glass-walled Nebula Lobby, which offers breathtaking views of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The Saturday programming will include the following performances: How to make hell comfortable (1:30 p.m.); Under one sky (1:45 p.m.); Songs and poetry of migration, refuge and the search for a home (4:00 p.m.); Salome c. Jeans (6.15 p.m.); COLORFUL TALE (8:30 p.m.); and Roots to Rap: Evolutions of American Rhythm (8:45 p.m.).

Sunday’s lineup will include the following performances: City Diversity Plan (12h); Downtown fencers, (12h); Five short documentaries (2 p.m.); Yu.S.Artistry / Wave of Colors (2:15 p.m.) EXTERNO: Screening and questions and answers (4:30 p.m.); Eric Stockton Music (4:30 p.m.); Journey through song (6:45 p.m.); Are you an artist Yes, I have Arté (7:30 p.m.); and Mi Gente LIVE (9:00 p.m.).

“Artists are essential to the cultural spirit of our city and key contributors to New York’s recovery,” said Taryn Sacramone, executive director of the Queens Theater. “Through the City Artist Corps program, artists can reconnect with audiences while receiving essential financial support to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. The Queens Theater is proud of its role as the primary organizing partner of the initiative, and we hope the Showcases and other events held across the city will remind all New Yorkers of the importance of the arts in keeping our city on course. positive. “

All events are free and most require prior reservation at www.queenstheatre.org. All guests 12 and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival at the Queens Theater and guests over 18 must also show valid ID. Masks are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will also be showcasing City Artist Corps displays in a festival format at their Little Theater from Thursday, October 27 through Friday, October 29. More information on their programming can be found at www.lpac.nyc/nyc-artist-corps.

The New York City Artist Corps was created by Mayor de Blasio in the spring of 2021 to provide relief to New York’s hard-hit arts community. The $ 25 million program has supported artists who live and work in the city, while giving New Yorkers the opportunity to experience a diverse range of cultural programs across the city.

“The arts are the heart and soul of New York City, and City Artist Corps draws inspiration from the WPA on how to support creative workers to foster a fair, equitable and creative recovery for all,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. . “Throughout the month, members of the City Artist Corps have deployed to all five boroughs, connected with their neighbors and fellow New Yorkers, and reminded all of us of the incredible community we can create when we come together and let us participate in the unequaled cultural life of our city. “

Beyond these showcase events, members of the City Artist Corps organize public engagements in parks, plazas, cafes, community venues and other non-traditional local art spaces across the city.

To see the full list of City Artist Corps member events which runs until the end of October, visit NYC Cultural Affairs website. To view more information on all City Artist Corps programs, visit nyc.gov/cityartistcorps, and follow #CityArtistCorps on Instagram to find out more about the member artists and the events taking place in the five boroughs.

Corina C. Butler

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