Community Event

What Can We Do?: Community Care Project Share Out (Chinatown)

Thursday, June 15, 2023
6:30 – 8:30PM

Join us at CPC’s Chinatown Senior Center as we celebrate the artists, their projects, and their contributions to the community!

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is excited to showcase the projects of this year’s What Can We Do? micro grant awardees at CPC’s Chinatown Senior Center. Throughout the months of March through May, 30 artists carried out creative projects showing care to the AAPI community in Flushing, Queens, and/or Chinatown, Manhattan.

Many of the artists collaborated with and/or tailored projects for the constituents of community-based organizations including Think!Chinatown, Hamilton-Madison House, P&T Knitwear, and Send Chinatown Love.

Their projects varied widely in scope and discipline (full list here). Examples include:

  • A guided art and meditation workshop for seniors at Hamilton-Madison House led by Christina (Ja Won) Han
  • A community-sourced digital archive of family photographs and workshop at Think!Chinatown led by Hannah Miao with Lynn Huynh
  • A dance workshop inspired by Asian food culture at MOCA led by Jiemin Yang
  • A comedy showcase centering AAPI women and nonbinary comedians at NOREE organized by Dominique Nisperos

Each artist will have three minutes to present their project, its impact, and photographs from the community engagement. Following the presentations, there will be time to mingle. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Please note this is one of two share out events; the second share out will take place on Thursday, June 8 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens (RSVP here). We encourage you to join us at both events!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Accessibility: The building is completely ADA compliant. If you need ASL interpretation, large print, or any other accommodations for this event, please email at least one week before the event.

Masking is encouraged for employees and community members. We will make masks available. To keep everyone safe and healthy, if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.

This program is presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to Council Members Christopher Marte and Sandra Ung, as well as our host organizations Think!Chinatown, Send Chinatown Love, Hamilton-Madison House, P&T Knitwear Books, Chinese-American Planning Council (Nan Shan Senior Center and Undo Poverty), Red Canary Song, YWCA Queens, Queens Botanical Garden, Minkwon Center, Taiwan Center, Queens Historical Society, and Flushing Town Hall.

The full list of awardees:

Roxy Chang, Ling Chen, 离离草CAO Collective, Jin Yong Choi, Astrid Dong, Christina (Ja Won) Han, Maggie (Mei Kei) Hui, Nami Kagami, Jay Khendar, Ji Yong Kim, Nina Kuo, Su Ji Lee, Clae Lu, Jessica Luu Pelletier with Cara Hinh & Sarah Shin, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Hannah Miao with Lynn Huynh, Dominique Nisperos, Jesse Obremski, Linda Quach, Vivian Sangsukwirassathien, Harley Spiller, Yasuyo Tanaka, Rose Van Dyne, Ramona Jingru Wang, Xixi Wang, junshuzi俊淑姿, Cindy Xu, Jiemin Yang, Cherrie Yu, Grace Zhao

About Asian American Arts Alliance (A4)

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Since 1983, A4 has sought to unify, promote, and represent the artistic and cultural producers of one of New York City’s fastest-growing populations. We are a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts groups. A4 serves as a thoughtful convener of the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artmaking and provides a critical voice for this community. We are the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists in all disciplines.

About CPC Chinatown Senior Center

Our center was founded in 1974. Our membership is more than 10,500 and we serve more than 500 community members each weekday, Monday to Friday. Our goal is to make our center a second home for the seniors. We provide nutritious meals, various activities, health workshops, case assistance and information/referral, field trips (summer), special events. Learn more.

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