What: Checkers and Cheese
When: Saturday, September 27th from 3-5pm
Where: Gantry Plaza State Park @ 4-09 47th Rd, Long Island City, Queens (by the Concrete Chess stumps seats near the park's iconic Pepsi-Cola sign)
*** Important: Enter into the Park at 46th and Center
#queensishome: neighbors who play together stay together will invite neighbors and the general public to drop by and get to know each other in a playful and fun way. From an unconventional picnic to a remixed checkers game, participants will help create a collect narrative and story of "home" in the borough of Queens.
As NYC experiences rapid gentrification, how does it impact working class and immigrant communities in Queens? What challenges are New Yorkers faced with? What do you love about your neighborhood? What do want to change about it? What are your hopes, dreams and possibilities? Come and add to this collective memory, narrative and story of "home".
Participants are encouraged to drop by and stay for at least 20 minutes to play a game and contribute to the joint piece.
Lights snacks will be provided.
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Made possible by a grant from Rego Park Green Alliance.