Event - LIME: A Celebration of Caribbean Arts & Activism

LIME: A Celebration of Caribbean Arts & Activism

10.19.14, 2:00 pm

Presented by Urban+Out in collaboration with Queens Museum, LIME highlights and celebrates LGBTQ-themed Caribbean art, activism, and action by saluting activist and Chutney Pride founder TINA ARNIOTIS, who’s pioneering events porvided a queer Caribbean social space when there were few; Trinidadian photographer GERARD GASKIN and his acclaimed art book “Legendary”, which captures another pioneering space, the “ballroom” scene, in exquisite, fabulous photography; award-winning  Guyanese singer NHOJJ, performing from his beautiful 2014 album “Made to Love Him”, his fifth studio collection; and Caribean-owned ALJIRA, A Center for Contemporary Arts, which, in its 30th year, is now a Newark institution.

With additional highlights, including the poetry of Anton Nimblett (Sections of an Orange) and a first look at Gavin Rmoutar’s film Antiman. The cultural program will be followed by a panel discussion with our artist-activists and a light reception.




Urban+Out was founded in 2011 to support community involvement, cultural engagement, and professional development in LGBTQ communities of color.  From a conversation between friends at a Brooklyn restaurant one wintry night through our first full year of regular programming in 2013, Urban+Out has developed distinct programming models, held events in New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC, and has engaged more than 1,000 urban professionals.

“€‹Our distinct programming models include our small group cultural outings that foster networking and supporting the arts in an intimate setting; our Work&Worth conversations with innovative entrepreneurs, rising talent, and thought-leaders; our Stand/OUT profiles of established and emerging professionals; annual events like Newark PROUD and LIME; and special projects such as DEBONAIR, conference presentations, and our sports/health initiative.