Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), located at historic Flushing Town Hall, was founded in 1979 to be a revitalizing force for its community, and a creative catalyst for developing and promoting the visual and performing arts throughout Queens, the most culturally diverse county in the United States.
FCCA manages and programs Flushing Town Hall, an 1862 landmark building, on behalf of the City of New York, which owns the building. In 1999, the Council completed an $8 million restoration converting it from an abandoned eyesore into a thriving center for the visual and performing arts. Flushing Town Hall's facilities include a 308-seat concert hall/theater, a gallery, a classroom, offices, a garden that accommodates 250 people for outdoor events, and a gift shop.
FCCA is a designated member of New York City's 33-member Cultural Institutions Group (CIG); and an Affiliate Member of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research institute.
FCCA fulfills its mission by presenting an array of high quality programs - exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography; performances of jazz, theater, dance, classical music and world music; educational opportunities for community residents of all ages; and vital services to local artists.
FCCA also provides important cultural services throughout the Borough of Queens. These include education (FCCA offers on-site workshops for students and sends teaching artists into public schools); senior services (special performances, and hands-on creative opportunities); and the Town Hall Trolley tours of the Queens Jazz Trail. Individual artists also benefit from various services offered by the Council, including seminars and professional development workshops.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts is located at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York 11354.
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