Date/Time: 04/06/2005 12:00 am
THIS SAT June 4th, 2005 @QMA
Please forward widely!
This is the last week to see the exhibits “Edge of Desire: Recent Art in
India” and “Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now”. The shows close on
June 5th, 2005! Come this Saturday 6/4 and you also get to participate in
the following exciting events!
1) Screening Cheuk Kwan’s “Chinese Restaurants: Brazil North & India East” &
Indian Chinese Food Tasting
2) 3rd Annual Queerin’ Queens LGBT Cultural Celebration
1) MoCA, QMA, and 3rd I NY present
Sneak Preview of the FINAL 2 Episodes of Cheuk Kwan’s “Chinese Restaurants”:
Brazil North & India East
Screening & Food Tasting!
When: Saturday, June 4, 2005, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Free & Open to the public
MoCA, Queens Museum of Art and 3rdI NY are pleased to present the final two
episodes of Canadian filmmaker Cheuk Kwan’s Chinese Restaurants documentary
series that tell the story of the Chinese diaspora through its most
recognizable and enduring icon – the family-run Chinese restaurant. Together
these family histories illustrate the wider story of Chinese migration,
settlement and integration, and celebrate the resilience and complexity of
the Chinese diaspora.
In the frontier city of Manaus, on the great Amazon River, Taiwan immigrant
Jack Sun has been running the Mandarin for thirty years. Jack Sun came to
Brazil in 1967, when he was a young man, to build his life in the
resource-rich country. Meanwhile, his business-savvy US-educated son, Eddy,
navigates his own unique identity as a Chinese Brazilian in the Amazon —
Chinese in heart, but Brazilian in spirit.
In East Indian episode, we meet Samson, Richard, Samuel and Stephen Yeh who
were born in Calcutta and suffered from the aftermath the 1962 Sino-Indian
border conflict. Today, the four brothers take turns running the New Embassy
Restaurant in Calcutta and Hotel Restaurant Valentino in the Himalayan
hill-station of Darjeeling. As they reminisce what it was like to grow up
Hakka Chinese in India, the next generation’s emigration to the West has
decimated the once vibrant and prosperous community.
The screening concludes with a sampling of Chinese Indian food from a
restaurant in Queens. Seating will be first-come, first-served.
For more information about this series please visit: http://www.moca-nyc.org
For more information on the Queens Museum of Art, visit
For more 3rd I info: www.thirdi.org/~ny
2) 3rd Annual Queerin’ Queens LGBT Cultural Celebration!
Where: Queens Musuem of Art, Unisphere Gallery, 2nd Floor
When: Saturday, June 4th, 2004 from 4 -7:30 pm:
FREE & Open to the public with reception following
The Queens Museum of Art with CINEMAROSA –queens only queer film series- is
pleased to announce its 3rd Annual LGBT Pride Celebration. This event brings
together organizations and individuals in an afternoon of free music, dance,
video, dynamic performances, food, art, and activism to celebrate and
support the importance and strength of multicultural connections in our New
York gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities.
Queerin’ Queens will be emceed by the politically arousing, talented,
lovely, and fabulous, CARMELITA TROPICANA. The Cuban-born, Obie
award-winning writer/performance artist and actress knocks them dead every
time she takes the stage.
Featuring performances by:
MAHINA MOVEMENT,. “Mahina,” is taken from the Tongan word for moon and the
Spanish to imagine, and the group explores creative means to reframe our
consciousness through a potent and entrancing mix of dance, theater, spoken
word and song.
Up-and-coming Puerto Rican poet ELLIOT TORRES moved to New York City alone
at the age of 17 and worked behind the scenes in the fashion, music,
television, and magazine industries. He has since published two volumes of
poetry “Five Years of Solitary” and “Undaunted: A Poetic Journey.”
Writer, performer, and activist IMANI HENRY is a Caribbean female-to-male
transsexual. Henry’s play “B4T (Before Testosterone) ” takes a real hard
look at what transgender individuals face on a daily basis—discrimination,
The songstress and storyteller from Flushing, CHANEY SIMS, strives to share
the beauty and importance of the unique American art forms of old school
R&B, Soul, Blues, and Worksongs in her words and music. Sims is a member of
the WOW Café Theater Collective where she co-produces “Rivers of Honey,” a
monthly cabaret featuring women and trans artists of color.
As a group of flag dance professionals, AXIS DANZ combines the lyrical and
interpretive qualities of individual flag dancing with the powerful visuals
of ensemble work. The results have been fresh and dramatic and have
energized events across the country.
Queens based writer and dance performer SAUL REYES aka La Muñeca in
collaboration with New Media Artist HECTOR CANONGE (Queens International
2004 Artist) will present Q’ Dollogy, a video dance multimedia performance
act that explores notions of identity (Self) and social constructs (Belong)
with elements and beats of Pop Urban Culture.
After the performances, CINEMAROSA –queens only queer film series- will
present a special program of a exclusive selection of short films/videos
curated by Hector Canonge:
The Fabulous Nutcracker (John Goodwin & Don Newcomb):
The traditional story of the well known character of the Nutcracker is
presented as an animated tale with a Queer twist.;
Jared (Joyce Draganosky):
A twelve year old sweet boy experimenting with cross-dressing develops a
crush on his mom’s new boyfriend.);
A Bronx Tale (Janis Astor del Valle):
Fifteen year old Ariana lives in one of the most homophobic neighborhoods in
the Bronx. When her life and reputation are threatened, she must choose
between honoring herself, or her traditional family values.
I Feel Love, (Matt Wolf):
Fictionalization of the 1997 Versace murder where Joel Manero, a hotel maid,
is the fictitious victim of the murderer.
Diary of a Bombshell, (Daniel Falcone)
The lives and times of a fabulous and infamous “girl next door” whose
sexuality and gender representations vary and multiply.
**All filmmakers will attend the presentation to some insights of their work
with the audience. ***
FOLLOWED BY COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS & Free BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
CUNY professor in the graduate program for interdisciplinary art and 4th
generation Queens resident, DANIELLE ABRAMS will be debuting a multimedia
performance “Ballroom” using family photos, video, performance, and dance
lessons to tell a story about her grandfather, a retired ballroom dance
Partners include: CINEMAROSA –queens only queer film series and The Gay
Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIM-NY), and more to be added.
Public Events at the Queens Museum of Art are supported by The Institute
for Museum & Library Services, The Ford Foundation & Independence Community
Directions: Subway: 7 train to Shea Stadium then 10-minute walk through
park, following the signs for the Museum, which is located adjacent to the
US Tennis Center and the Unisphere. Visit
http://www.queensmuseum.org/information/directions.htm for more detailed