QUILL (Queens in Love with Literature) Event Highlights Saturday in Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is busy Saturday, June 12th.

First take the historic Jackson Heights Garden tour to see why the architecture and spring/summer are so famous in JH.

Outdoor art shows you say? The Jackson Heights Arts Club is hosting an outdoor art exhibition featuring called “On the Fence.” For the first time ever in Queens, artists are huddling together with the local merchants and business leaders to create a scene. In the words of one the fine denizens of Jackson Heights, Celeste Balducci, “We are going to make a gallery of 37th Avenue.” Snap out of your subway stare New Yorkers. This is Jackson Heights! You will be rewarded with MUNY (Music Under New York) performances when you get off the train at 74th St. And to cap off your QAX Saturday in true JH style, go to a literary evening at the landmark Indian restaurant, the Jackson Diner.

QUILL (Queens in Love with Literature) and Asian American Writers’ Workshop present

Letters to our Mothers:

In Letters to our Mothers, five writers celebrate the multi-faceted voices of South Asian women in Queens and what it means to be heard across distance. This rare joint production curated by Adhikaar’s Executive Director Luna Ranjit, in collaboration with Queens Council on the Arts and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, showcases readings by Asian American Literary Award and PEN/Amazon Award-winning fiction author Meera Nair and poets Arun Storrs and Amy T. Paul. Shardha and Megha Lama—theater members of Adhikaar’s Arts & Activism Program—will perform “I wish I could tell my Aama,” a theater piece incorporating dance and visual arts to tell bridge the difficult distances between mothers and daughters, asking “Aama did I ever tell you, I want to sing?”

Saturday, June 12th, 2010, 6:00PM, FREE

Letters to our Mothers: Meera Nair, Arun Storrs, Amy T. Paul, Adhikaar’s Arts and Activism Group, performed by Megha and Shradha Lama

The Jackson Diner, 37-47 74th Street, Jackson Heights

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