June 25, 2008
First, if you have NOT received a separate confirmation e-mail from us, that means we do NOT have you on my marchers list yet, so PLEASE e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org right away (and let us know your T-shirt size… this year, we are hoping to unveil Q-Wave T-shirts!! But just in case they don’t arrive in time, please wear a top that is some shade of DARKER RED. FYI, they are women’s sizes so realize they may run on the tighter end).
Our line-up is 56th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. We will gather at Torino Gourmet Kitchen on 22 West 56th, closer to 5th Ave, at 10:30am… there is food and drinks and bathroom (and A/C!). Please try to be there no later than 11:00am, but if you peek in and don’t see anyone, look for our banner and GAPIMNY’s 10 yard dragon! The closest subway stops are the 57th Street stop on the F or the 5th Avenue stop on the E and V.
This year’s HOP theme is “live, love, be”… steps off at noon from 52nd Street and 5th Avenue, goes down 5th Avenue until 8th Street, goes up 8th Street and then Christoper Street until Greenwich Street. This year, we and the rest of the POC contingent are in Section 3 again, behind the lead group, Disabled/Senior/PFLAG, and Women Only.
Two other things… no poles or sticks are allowed to hold up signs. Also, it will be as always extremely difficult to either join in half-way through, or to leave and come back in, so please expect to join us at the beginning and if you leave early, plan to meet up with us after the end of the parade. In particular, there will be NO reentry below 14th Street!
Even if you cannot march, please join us afterwards for dinner. Our first choice is Wild Ginger at 51 Grove Street, just west of 7th Avenue, and bring your sig others, family, friends, etc.! We’re hoping to fit in GAPIMNY and SALGA folks as well, and make it one big food party! Then, those of us with energy left in us will head north for the Color Me Queer Party.
Here are a list of things to bring:
Sun protection (Hat, cap, sunscreen, etc.), rain protection (Umbrella, poncho, etc.), sunglasses, comfortable shoes, photo ID, watch (there is a moment of silence at 2pm), water, cell Phone, pen, and paper, tissues, band-aids, your choice of pain-reliever (aspirin, advil, tylenol), munchies or easy-to-carry and eat snack, signs, whistles, soundmakers, and a bag to carry all of the above
June 25, 2008
It’s the time to hit the streets! Make some noise. Be visible. Be heard. Demonstrate, agitate, liberate! Bring signs, banners, drums, giant puppets, flags, hula hoops, or just be there!
Please gather at 4:30pm on the southeast corner of W 42nd street and 6th Ave, at Bryant Park. There are a couple of food kiosks and steps at that corner. Look for our cute little banner, or our cute Asian Queers
The Dyke March will be stepping off at 5pm SHARP from Bryant Park. Afterwards, we will meet up at the northwest corner of Washington Square Park and go to Galanga at 149 West 4th Street for dinner before hitting the many evening events! So if you can’t join us in the march, meet us for food and drinks.
HEY HEY! HO HO! DYKE MARCH, HERE WE GO!
June 25, 2008
Join Q-Wave and TransJustice at the Annual Trans Day of Action rally. Meet up at City Hall Park at 3pm!!
June 17, 2008
* bring your smart slogans *
* bring your art class talent *
* bring your asian pride to support q-wave’s annual pride prep session! *
come support q-wave by making some kick-a** posters for the NYC 2008 pride parade! come meet some fun-loving people! come show us your writing and drawing skills (or just talking skills)!
When: Friday, June 20th, 2008, 7pm – 9pm
Where: CUNY Center on 5th Ave between 34th and 35th Streets, Room 3207 on the third floor
As always, we will grab dinner together afterwards.
See you this Friday!!!
** If you cannot make it, but are planning to march with us in the HOP parade Sunday, June 29th, please let us know, as we will have FREE Q-Wave T-shirts for marchers!! **
Note: This meeting is open to queer Asian and Pacific Islander women, transgender and gender variant people only. Please respect our space.
June 7, 2008
Come and escape from the heat wave with Q-Wave Friday June 13th when we partner with NewFest for the screening of the Japanese lesbian film “Love My Life”! Meet at the new NewFest lounge (HK Lounge, 405 W 39th Street between 9th and 10th Aves) at 7:00pm, and we’ll mosey on over for the 8:00pm movie. Don’t have a ticket yet? E-mail us ASAP at email@example.com to reserve your spot… we still have a limited number of discount tickets!
There are also still discount tickets available for “Drifting Flowers”. For this movie, meet at the theater at 5:15pm the day of!!
We are also partnering on “Drifting Flowers” (Taiwan, 2008) and “The Amazing Truth About Raquela” (Iceland, 2008), both showing the next day, Saturday June 14th, at 5:45pm and 8:00pm, respectively. Plus, we support “Envisioning Justice” (Taiwan & US, 2008) (listed under “Simply Love”) on Sunday June 15th at 3:30pm, a documentary on fabulous member and past speaker Pauline Park.
Finally, other relevant films include:
“Searching 4 Sandeep” (Australia, 2007), Sat 6/7 at 3:45pm
“It’s Over” (South Korea, 2006), part of “Girl Next Door” shorts, Sun 6/8 1:15pm and Sat 6/14 10:15pm
“Don’t Go” (US, 2007), Tues 6/10 at 8:15pm
“When I Become Silent” (Japan, 2007), Thu 6/12 at 6:00pm
“I’m Jin-young” (South Korea, 2006), part of “Miss Education” shorts, Sat 6/14 at 3:15pm
“The Bath” (South Korea, 2007), precedes “Amazing Truth” Sat 6/14 at 8:00pm
All movies are playing at the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater at 312 W 34th Street at 8th Avenue. For synopses on the above films and other information, go to www.newfest.org.