January 21, 2011
You are invited to Lunar New Year for All’s dumpling fundraiser/video & photo slide show on Sunday, January 23rd!
As many of you may know, Lunar New Year for All made history last year by coordinating the first-ever Asian queer contingent in Manhattan Chinatown’s Lunar New Year parade. Organizing this historic event was no easy feat especially since the parade organizers ignored us for months and months. But we felt very strongly and had supporters including: Chinatown organizations, national Asian American agencies, queer Asian organizations, institutions of religion, celebrities such as actress Joan Chen and journalist Helen Zia, politicans, women’s and youth empowerment groups. There was so much buzz about our historic event that by the time the parade day came, we had nearly 150 participants in our contingent and thunderous support from the sidelines. A few months after the parade, the New York City Council Members honored our group in a City Hall celebration which included one of our heroes, Lieutenant Dan Choi.
This year, we would like to continue being visible and being a part of the Manhattan Lunar New Year parade. But as you can see, this work takes a lot of dedication and a lot of money. Last year, we spent over $3,000, which is a small amount of money for the large impact we made. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to cover this year’s expenses and to expand into other communities, such as Flushing in Queens and Sunset Park in Brooklyn. The funds will go towards additional banners, making and maintaining the flying fish kites, aYear of the Rabbit mascot, compensating our Korean drumming group, arts and crafts for the contingent, outreach materials, creating press release materials and marketing. After organizing a queer Asian contingent in the Manhattan Chinatown parade, we know we can expand our success and visibility to the other Asian communities.
So, YOU are invited to a DUMPLING FUNDRAISER!!! We will celebrate with videos and photos of last year’s highlights and AMAZING dumplings (of various Asian types that will please both our meat-loving and vegetarian friends!). It will be an afternoon of fantastic people and we’d love your support.
Dumpling Fundraiser Details
Date: Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Time: 12 noon – 2pm
Place: 384 Broadway in Manhattan, 2nd Floor
Why are we doing this?: To challenge homophobia and to honor all of the different kinds of families in our community.
Suggested donation: $20-$50; Although our suggested donation is $20-$50 we are asking folks to give what they can, so please don’t let lack of funds prevent you from donating. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated!!! Of course, if you are blessed to be able to donate more, please know that your donation is funding a very important cause.
If you cannot make it to the dumpling fundraiser, you can still support us by donating here:
January 18, 2011
The fun doesn’t have to be over just because the holiday season is over.
Let’s start the year right, starting with full filling your new year resolution of being social and keeping in touch with your queer friends folks! ( I made that resolution for you just now.) So, if you’ve been saying I want to check out q-wave or I haven’t been to q-wave in a while, now is the time.
We are gonna kick of Jan 2011 Coffee Hour at a new location in SOHO/ south village.
It’s been described a “cozy”, “adorable”, and “quirky”. And most importantly for me personally, it offers Japanese parfaits. (Guess losing weight is not one of my new year resolution.)
So, let’s cozy up with your tea and coffee, and come share some delicious Japanese snacks and appetizer with other friendly q-wavers at Hiroko’s Place. (Details below.)
If you can, do let me know you are coming; though we would be glad to have you regardless.
Quail, Ryan and Zhou
Come ‘N Hang Out Coffee Hour
This is a monthly event for everyone who is queer, LBTQ, questioning, and curious! We are here to talk about our concerns, questions, coming-out, staying-in, joy, fear, and all things that happen along the way of these experiences! We’re here to support each other.We’re here to have fun! If you think you’re anywhere from 0.001% to 100% queer, join us at Come ‘N Hang Out!
Date: Sunday, 1/30. Time: 4:00-6:00PM
75 Thompson St
(between Broome St & Spring St)
New York, NY 10012
Neighborhood: South Village
Spring St-6th Ave (C, E)
Canal-Varick Sts (1)
Canal-Church Sts (A, C, E)
Contact: Quail 718-974-7315 (Call me if you can’t find us or need direction.)
January 18, 2011
Happy New Year! As we have in the past, we are kicking off the year with a joint town hall meeting with our partner organizations. It’s a great chance to see our larger community, meet more great folks, and have your voice heard if you have any ideas about how we go forward! Hope to see you there. Please feel free to email us if you have any particular things you think should be discussed in this forum.
A QAPI Town hall
Meet your brother and sisters in our annual Town hall meeting. We’ll be sharing our stories and learning from each other as we start the new year. Come and spend a night sharing your thoughts and ideas, and learning how you can help our community to be stronger, safer, and healthier. Representatives from Audre Lorde Project, APICHA, Barangay, Dari Project, GAPIMNY, NQAPIA, Q-WAVE and SALGA will be there to share their insights on what will be in store for 2011!
Date & Time: Friday, Jan. 21st, 8:20PM – 10:00PM
Location: The LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St. between 7th & 8th Ave.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER LGBTSTQGNC COMMUNITY MEMBERS.