Event - (Offsite) The Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project

(Offsite) The Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project

07.23.16, 12:00 pm

Join us at Diversity Plaza (37rd between 73rd and 74st in Jackson Heights, Queens) where we will have Bangladeshi artist Shurmmi live painting, alpona by Amrin and Jhal NYC leading a nutrition workshop of Bangladeshi foods! With performances by The Feringhees, Zarrin Maisha and a special performance by the Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project’s jatra troupe, you won’t want to miss this free event open to the public!

The Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project is an interactive visual and narrative based digital archive & political theater project documenting the history & resilience of Bangladeshi people. Combining historical and contemporary media, this project explores art, literature, culture, history, and revolution.

Workshop with Jhal NYC from 12–3PM:

Jhal NYC is a social entrepreneurship venture built to empower Bangladeshi stay at home mothers through the art of Bengali cuisine. You can learn how to make fuschka (pani puri) and jhaal muri with these brilliant food makers! They’ve served at Queens Night Market, LIC Flea, Astoria Night Market, Yelp Summer Stunner, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx Music Heritage Center and prestigious venues across NYC.

Funding support for activities at Diversity Plaza are provided by the NYC Department of Transportation’s One NYC Plaza Equity Program. Activities are coordinated by the Queens Museum, NICE, Chhaya, and The Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project. Special thanks to DRUM and all workers and neighbors in Jackson Heights. 

Queens Museum  is proud to work in partnership with local organizations and artists to bring cultural and educational programs thanks to the support of the Department of Transportation of NYC, DOT  to be present at the Plazas in our neighborhoods. In collaboration with neighbors and local and visiting artists we present cultural celebrations, conversations and opportunities to create, learn, chill  and get involved.