MORE grant news: I’m a 2023 QUEENS COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT recipient.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate No, YOU Tell It!’s 11-year anniversary than with our FIRST GRANT from Flushing Town Hall!!
Check out the full list of 2023 Queens Community Arts Grant recipients HERE.
This 2023 Community Arts Grant
– supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall provides support to Queens-based community organizations, groups, and collectives to hold arts and cultural projects or activities for the public in Queens
Sparked a No, YOU Tell It! FIRST: Our partnership with the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
For our May 18th show ($10 tickets here!), we dove into the GAHS archives and, with storyteller Rosalie Chandler, created four Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights.
Astoria-based artist, Yelena Tylkina, illustrated the highlights in the gorgeous artwork above. More about Yelena here.
I incorporated the artwork and highlights into a generative workshop where our storytellers engaged with Queens history to inspire their true tales.
Get in on the Queens “Here & Gone” fun! Visit noyoutellit.com to learn about:
- The First Photocopy invented blocks from Grove 34, and guess the first photocopied word?
- What happened to the 16-foot-tall Astoria Pool Sentinels?
- The thousands of visitors to the 1964-65 World’s Fair who received buttons for signing a book that was then added to the Westinghouse Time Capsule.
- How LaGuardia was once North Beach, a vacation area rivaling Coney Island! Really??
Share your favorite Queens “Here & Gone” Highlight with a friend (or your whole network).
See you at Grove 43 on May 18th for No, YOU Tell It! “Here & Gone”!