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The Picnic: Harvest of the STEW, A Performance by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

Sunday, September 15, 2019

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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How do we connect to the places we steward? As part of the Queens Museum's Community Partnership Exhibition Who Takes Care of New York?, please join us for "The Picnic: Harvest of the STEW", a performance by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow honoring stewardship groups in the five boroughs. 

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow’s participatory performance will honor stewardship groups in the five boroughs whose work centers around food justice issues. Lyn-Kee-Chow will be joined by representatives from Edible Schoolyard, La Familia Verde, Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, and Sunnyside CSA. These four organizations serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and Queens will be highlighted for their projects organized by and supporting New York City’s communities of color and immigrant populations.

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a 1.5 generation Jamaican-American interdisciplinary artist living and working in Queens, NY. Her work often explores performance and installation art drawing from the nostalgia of her homeland, Caribbean folklore, fantasy, globalism, spirituality, and migration.

Who Takes Care of New York? is an exploration of the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Displayed through maps, art, and storytelling, this exhibition aims to empower visitors with an understanding of their capacity to make lasting changes in their neighborhoods.

Who Takes Care of New York? is organized by the NYC Urban Field Station, a partnership between USDA Forest Service researchers (Lindsay Campbell; Michelle Johnson; Laura Landau; Erika Svendsen), NYC Parks (Caitlin Boas), and the Natural Areas Conservancy, with a mission to improve quality of life in urban areas by conducting, supporting, and communicating research about social-ecological systems and natural resource management; Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (Jessie Braden; Can Sucuo?lu; Case Wyse; Josephina Matteson; Zachary Walker; Lidia Henderson), a multi-disciplinary mapping research lab and service center within Pratt Institute that focuses on using geospatial analysis and data visualization to understand NYC communities; and Independent Curator, Christina Freeman.

Location

Location Details:
Please join us in the park directly outside of Queens Museum museum. The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 225-3061 ext. 103

Contact Email

caitlin.boas@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Accessible, Education, Dance, Art

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There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Please be advised that all programming within the gymnasium will be canceled on Saturday, November 16, due to NYC Parks Pickleball Tournament.
Anticipated Completion: 11/17/2019

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to construction, the 111th Street Parking Lot (Henry Hudson Entrance) is closed as of May 28, 2019. Please view this project on our Capital Project Tracker page for the latest updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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