Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Flushing Town Hall is synonymous with established and up-and-coming artists in the World’s Borough. Patrons can catch everything from jazz to classical and interpretive dance music at the legendary venue. The hall features a 308-seat concert hall and theater, a classroom, numerous offices, a gallery, gift shop and garden that hosts outdoor events.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts organizes events at Flushing Town Hall. The site’s year-round shows are often representative of the diversity concentrated in the borough’s numerous neighborhoods.
Designed and built in 1862, Flushing Town Hall has been a place where pivotal moments in American pop culture and history have occurred. During the American Civil War, thousands of soldiers enlisting into the Union’s Army were sworn in in the building.
In the mid-19th century, famed carney P.T. Barnum financed many of the performances at the site as well as showcased his long-time star attraction, Tom Thumb, to the masses.
In 1967, Flushing Town Hall was given protected status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 1972, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.