Celebrate Our Community! at Charles Drew Park in J
Presented by NYC Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams & Flushing Town Hall, Celebrate our Community! brings people together in celebration of our diverse global community. This family-friendly, FREE festival will feature:
Bollywood and Indian folk fusion concert by Artiste Anjali
Queensboro Dance Festival dance performances by Natraj Center for Performing Arts, Wendy Kamal and David Ali Dance Academy, and Ghungaroo Dance Company
dance party and DJ workshop for kids and families by DJ Nett and the Nettwork Inc Youth DJs
GMoArcade is an exciting, newer event hosted by the Greenville Museum of Art for young professionals, 21 and over, in which games of all sorts take over the Museum, inside and out! We will create a great experience, as a space to meet new friends, as a unique date night, or as simply a different way to have fun and learn new games. Expect open bar and a food truck. ID's will be checked at the door! Brandy’s Food Truck will be joining us! Parking for visitors is available along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., Five Points Plaza, and next door at our Education Building.
Games Meet Art is a great family event in which games of all sorts take over the Museum, inside and out! We create a great space to meet new friends and learn new games. This event encourages physical activity, sharpens mental and critical thinking skills, encourages family and group play, and creates an afternoon full of laughter! Brandy’s Food Truck will be joining us! Visitors are encouraged to park along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., Five Points Plaza and our Education Building next door. Masks are required indoors. Food and beverages are encouraged to be consumed outside. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed around the facility.
The Dragon King returns to Flushing Town Hall after sold-out runs in 2018!
An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. Colorful puppets, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off! All this and more can be found in this award-winning production.
A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things water, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time. An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. Colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off! All this and more can be found in this award-winning production.
Writers from North Carolina and its border states — Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia — are invited to enter their work in four categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash. All winners and honorable mentions will be published in Writers/South: Journal of Charlotte Lit in the spring. The contest is open September 1 – December 1. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2022 and the journal will be published on May 1, 2022.
The contest is open from September 1 – December 1, to writers currently or previously residing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
TheGifted Arts' REACH event is uniquely designed to support school aged youth in successfully navigating their school trajectory. Attendees will receive the foundational tools to get them ‘school ready,’ while also having an engaging arts experience.
Youth will walk away feeling ready to re-enter in-person school learning environments, explore their social emotional health, build new relationships and explore the performing arts.
Summary: Attendees will receive tools that will help them to be successful this school year and participate in two energetic dance classes.
Join us for the (End of) Summer Shindig, our summertime, signature fundraiser at the Greenville Museum of Art (GMoA) on Thursday, September 9th, 6-9pm!
Attendees can expect dynamic live music by Greenville's own, The Still Shakers, great local food provided by Moore's Old Thyme Barbeque, open bar, lawn games, silent auction and raffle items, and general summer-themed merriment! The funds raised for this event support the GMoA, helping us keep admission to the Museum FREE and supporting our educational outreach, exhibitions, and programs. Check-in at the registration tables before entering located at the front and back of the parking lot. Guest parking is available along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., and Five Points Plaza as this outdoor event will be located in our parking lot and courtyard.
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mUx/
(The website will be continuously updated as event details are solidified).
Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette. Whereas Dawn has become increasingly agoraphobic as the internet persuades her the world is descending into chaos, Nicolette narrates an Appalachia where young people start businesses rooted in local food culture and work to build community. But Nicolette’s precocious rise in the regional culinary scene is interrupted when her policeman cousin violently assaults her, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten to destroy the family—and Canard County in the process.
In the tradition of Gipe’s first two novels, Pop’s Appalachia is full of clear-eyed, caring, creative, and complicated people struggling to hang on to what is best about their world and reject what is not. Their adventures reflect an Appalachia that is overrun by outside commentators looking for stories to tell about the region—sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but almost always oversimplified.
About the Author - Robert Gipe lives and works in Harlan County, Kentucky. Pop is his third Ohio University Press novel. His first, Trampoline, won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Appalachian novel of the year. His second novel, Weedeater, was a Weatherford finalist. For the past thirty years, he has worked in arts-based organizing and is the founding co-producer of the Higher Ground community performance series. He has contributed to numerous journals and anthologies, is a playwright, and is currently a script consultant on a forthcoming television show based on Beth Macy’s Dopesick. Author photo by Amelia Kirby.