Queens Rising Returns This Summer
Following a successful launch last summer, Queens Rising plans to promote more than 300 events in June, partnering with over 100 presenting organizations in 2023. A month-long, multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough’s culture and creative diversity, Queens Rising brings together the many arts organizations, multi-purpose venues and galleries in Queens to promote and highlight performances, exhibitions, and cultural events, showcasing the borough’s artistic and cultural communities.
“There’s no place like Queens when it comes to arts and culture. I’m so glad Queens Rising has returned for the second year in a row, so that we can all welcome visitors to our borough by showing them just how rich and varied our cultural experiences are,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “We hope you come and enjoy the many fun activities we have in store for you — bring your friends and family — and have a vibrant summer in The World’s Borough!”
“It is a testament to the collaborative spirit of the Queens cultural community that we are poised to launch the second annual Queens Rising initiative. Our cultural partners have banded together to amplify not only the work of their own organizations, but to collectively ensure that folks in our borough and in the greater metro area know the rich cultural landscape of Queens and all it has to offer,” said Jeff Rosenstock, AVP for Governmental Relations and External Affairs, Queens College
This initiative arose from an Arts Advisory Board meeting of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, where leading individuals representing various Queens-based arts and culture organizations gathered to form a Planning Committee. The larger Queens artistic and cultural communities were invited to join various Working Groups to help with Queens Rising’s programming, operations, marketing, and fundraising.
Queens Rising has mobilized the borough to collaborate and create an opportunity to highlight and promote all the incredible people who contribute to the vibrant culture and essence of Queens neighborhoods.
Participating presenting organizations will feature work that highlights the immense variety of traditions and cultural expressions that make Queens one of the most diverse regions in the world, a borough whose resiliency and strength will overcome any present—or future—challenges. While Queens Rising’s core programming will take place within Queens, the celebration will be extended throughout New York City, with arts and cultural institutions in other boroughs showcasing Queens-based artists and organizations.
Current collaborators include: Aimi Cultural Center, Astoria Park Alliance, Center for the Women of New York, Dance Entropy/Green Space, Dancing Classrooms, Fitzgerald Art, Indo-American Arts and Cultural, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, MoMA PS1, Queens Theatre, Queensboro Dance Festival, School of Rock, Wild Heart Performing Arts Studio, and many more.
For more information, please visit https://queensrising.nyc/.