Join us for Queens Gets Counted! an all day celebration and civic initiative to ensure Queens is accurately represented in the 2020 Census featuring live and pre-recorded performances in an online program from 12-2pm and tabling and giveaways at locations throughout the borough from 12-5pm. Spread the word, bring your friends, and get counted at the event to win cool giveaways! (details below)
Live Online Program
12pm – 2:30pm
Tune in for two hours of great local entertainment, while also learning why the US Census is so vital to Queens and New York and competing for online giveaways. Link coming soon!
12pm – 12:30pm: Family friendly programming including a magic show by Roque the Magician, juggling, and an animal show by Queens Zoo.
12:30pm – 1pm: Performances include local bands, all-women Afro-Brazilian percussion by Batalá NY, traditional dance, and cooking demos from Queens Night Market vendors.
1pm – 2pm: All Vinyl and Soul Brunch with DJ Ralph McDaniels.
2pm – 2:30pm: Performances by SungBeats and Grupo Rebolu
Borough-Wide Census Tabling – Meet Us On The Block!
12pm – 5pm
Queens Gets Counted! will have dozens of tables all over Queens where you can complete your census on the spot and take home awesome giveaways! Even if you’ve already taken the census, claim some swag by bringing a bunch of friends who haven’t taken the census.
Find us at any of these partner venues:
New York Hall of Science
MinKwon Center for Community Action
Flushing Town Hall
Queensboro Football Club
Corona Plaza via QEDC
Queens Community House
Queens Public Library
La Jornada via US Census Bureau (Flushing)
The United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Community Board 4
Office of Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz
Caribbean Equality Project
BlaQue Resource Network
Astoria Mutual Aid Network
FMCP – Soccer Fields
FMCP – David Dinkins Circle
FMCP – Meadow Lake East
Queens Center Mall
South Queens Women’s March
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades
Queens Borough President Sharon Lee
And more to come…
You’ll be able to find cool giveaways from donors including:
Madison Square Garden
Burlap & Barrel
Queens Night Market
Queens Public Library
EBBS Brewing & Fountain Beverage Company
Any more to come…
For questions or to get involved, contact email@example.com
Watch Live on YouTube.
Session I: 10/1/2020 @7pm performance
Session II: 10/8/2020 @7pm storytelling workshop
Session III: 10/15/2020 @7pm shadow theater workshop
Puppetry artist Spica Wobbe interviewed her mom and transformed the interview and her childhood memories into shadows. The image of a mother holding her daughter’s hand conveys how the previous generation took care of the next generation. Through shadow, light, music and storytelling, it also tells how her mom, a self-taught artist, Ms. Shia Zhaozhi, used her paintings to document her life stories growing up in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants will have a chance to create their own story and bring it to life with shadows puppetry. Follow the performance, there will be a storytelling workshop and a shadow theater workshop.
Ages 10 and up
No previous storytelling or shadow puppetry experience is necessary.