“Queens Vignettes” painted a portrait of the borough from the perspective of five Queens natives and residents.
Featuring borough-inspired anecdotes and music from:
Barbara Aliprantis – Award-winning Greek-American storyteller and Flushing resident, nationally known for performing and producing events on television, in theaters, schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals
Bridget Bartolini – Founder of the Five Boro Story Project and proud third-generation South Richmond Hill native
Stephanie Rogers – Writer, poet and lifelong Flushing resident who still dreams of seeing the Mets get back in the World Series
Danon Singh – Hip hop artist and one half of the Queens hip hop duo UppaNotch from East Elmhurst
Angel Yau – Comedienne extraordinaire from Howard Beach who you may have seen in Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Mortified! storytelling
Watch Queens Vignettes Highlights
Queens Vignettes was part of ETERNiDAY, a day-long festival taking place throughout the Queens Museum from 12-8pm. Curated by the current poet laureate of Queens, Paolo Javier, this festival, named after a term coined by Flushing’s own Joseph Cornell, featured readings, book and printmaking workshops, panel discussions, musical performances, live film narrations and screenings, writing workshops, a publishers’ alley, and a closing reception recognizing festival honorees. Poets-in-the-galleries events throughout the day commemorated recent exhibits at the museum, as well as performances by the festival participants in select locations of the museum.
Queens Vignettes joined “MEANWHILE, BACK IN QUEENS…”, a marathon showcase of local lit curated by Audrey Dimola.
For the full ETERNiDAY schedule, CLICK HERE.
For directions to the Queens Museum CLICK HERE.
Suggested admission to Museum/ Free shuttle service from Willets Point (7 train)