Do you want to learn how to make an Ecuadorian Straw Hat?
Here’s your chance! Three Ecuadorian artisans will share their ancestral knowledge and get you started at making your own hat.
The weaving technique used to create the iconic straw hat (erroneously) known as the Panama Hat is one of Ecuador’s greatest cultural treasures. This type of hat was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2012.
On Sunday, June 3, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of this technique and immediately put it to use in an intimate, interactive workshop with toquilla straw brought directly from Cuenca, Ecuador.
All materials will be provided. Space is limited so reservations are required. If you book your ticket and you are not sure if you can attend the workshop, please let us know!
Paying for this event is not required, but all donations will be used to create more programs.
It is Ms. Joanne M. Cherisma’s Book Signing and Launch Party at Keiko Studios. In I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic, the author shares her testimony of how she overcame an abusive relationship. She would also like to use the occasion to bring more awareness on the subject. They are hoping to have some employers and businesses to participate in the event.
Making their SummerStage debut, the Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance and live music. Since forming in 2003, they have successfully toured the United States, Asia and the Middle East. In New York City, they have appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and others. Calpulli, whose name means “family” in the Nahuatl language, aspires to be an entity that is celebrated by its community while remaining accessible to a broader, mainstream audience. The company will be performing excerpts from “Boda Mexicana” (Mexican Wedding) including dances from the Yucatán peninsula, the Andean-influenced music from Guerrero, and the Aztec suite “Mexican Tiawi,” pronounced meh-shee-kaw tee-aw-wee, which translates to Mexicans onward.
Come catch a performance of the 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival, which is touring 26 diverse Queens-based dance companies throughout Queens’ beautiful parks, plazas, theaters, libraries, and streets this May through October! See a different line-up of companies at each venue!
Enjoy a summer day at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, highlighted with QDF Performances and activities! Print your own t-shirt (bring a shirt!), send a postcard, and more! FREE. Presented in partnership with NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun.
Dugal Dance Projects
The Kingdom Dance Company
Mala and Dancers
Vissi Dance Theater
New 2018 Artist Co-Op exhibition at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning opens next Thursday. JCAL’s Artist Co-Op is an annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition seeks to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens.
The exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. Open to the public.
Opens October 10, 2018 7 pm and runs through January 10, 2019 at Miller Gallery.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm