In this second of three consecutive days celebrating the Queens Museum Re-Opening Weekend presented by Target, we invite community members and collaborators to assemble in Corona Plaza (103rd and Roosevelt Ave, 103rd St. Stop on the 7 train), a new DOT Pedestrian Plaza the Museum has been programming and designing, and then process to the Queens Museum accompanied by marching bands. Neighborhood folkloric dance groups and musicians reflecting the diverse immigrant communities in the neighborhoods near the Museum will perform throughout the day, complementing an array of performances, screenings, and workshops by various participating artists in Queens International 2013.
In addition join us for the opening reception and numerous performances related to Queens International 2013, and the other inaugural season exhibitions featuring solo exhibits of artists Pedro Reyes, Peter Schumann, and Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao as well as a group show of Cuban contemporary works. You'll also have access to the first open studios of our new Artist Studio Program, and new installations of our permanent exhibitions. See Detailed Schedule Below.
Free Shuttle bus from Citifield-Willets Point 7 Train Station to the Museum 12-6:30pm. Please Note – No 7 Trains will be running this weekend between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza. Please take the E/F/M/R Trains to 74th Street-Jackson Heights and transfer there for the 7 train.
12 – 2pm
Community Pilgrimage starts at Corona Plaza (103rd St & Roosevelt Avenue), where participants will be able to make noise-makers and flags to identify their organizations and projects from 12-1pm. Then at 1pm we will march through Corona to the Museum, to the fanfare of drummers from Corona Youth Music Project and Mexican brass band, Banda del los Muertos.
12 " 3 pm / 3 " 5 pm
QI Video screening (12-3pm) of works by Chang Chien-chih, Chen Chieh-jen, Hsu Chia-Wei,Jun Yang, and Yu Cheng-Ta followed by a panel discussion (3-5pm, panelists TBD)
1 " 4 pm
QI artist Tushevs Aerials (Georgi and Nina Tushev) Build Your Own Drone, building of a miniature remote-control airplane followed by aerial video demonstration in Flushing Meadows Corona Park right outside the Museum.
2 – 5 pm
Dance and musical performances reflecting the cultural diversity of our nearby neighborhoods including: Colombian gaitas y tambores from La Cumbiamba NY, Andean Folkloric Music and Dance by Ecuador Sumag Llacta, Psychodelic Salsa from La Mecanica Popular, and North Indian Kathak performance by Parul Shah Dance Company.
2 – 3pm
QI artist Alex White Mazzarella presents Citizens vs. Work: The Public Trials, a participatory performance that brings visitors together to reflect upon current work challenges and conditions.
3 – 5pm
Play Ping-Pong with Museum Director Tom Finkelpearl
3 " 6 pm
Queens Museum Studio Program " Open Studios
3 – 5 pm
Join us in the New New Yorkers Photography Students in our installed “Open Storage” exhibition of the Museum’s World’s Fair collection for free portraits in our Futurama-themed Photo Booth.
5:30 – 6 pm
QI artist Fujui Wang presents Hyper Transmission New York, a site-specific sound performance capturing locally sampled electromagnetic waves rendered in a specially devised directional speakers.
Queens Museum Re-Opening Weekend is generously supported by Target.
Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Ford Foundation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc.
Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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