LGBTQ Performers Wanted for Pride Month Celebration

By Katie Honan on April 2, 2014 5:18pm 

 The concert will be held June 21 at Flushing Town Hall after a month of celebrations, like the Queens Pride Parade above.
The concert will be held June 21 at Flushing Town Hall after a month of celebrations, like the Queens Pride Parade above.
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ELMHURST — The organizers of a performance honoring the borough's immigrant and LGBTQ communities are looking for local artists to share their experience and talent. 

Terraza 7 in Elmhurst and Flushing Town Hall, with support from Councilman Danny Dromm, will host a concert in June to celebrate pride month and immigrant communities in Queens.

The open call is for singers, dancers and performance artists who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning to send in their submissions.

Immigrant minority groups in this community are strongly encouraged to apply, according to the organizers.

Applicants are asked to send in a statement of interest with a description of their performance (maximum 200 words); a 300-word biography; and three work samples — either photos, videos, or links to a website with performances.

The owners of Terraza 7 and Flushing Town Hall will select three to five performers for the June 21 concert, which is part of a month-long celebration of LGBT communities in Queens that kicks off June 1 with the Queens Pride parade.

That parade, which began in 1993, marches down 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights and is the second largest pride parade in the city.

Submissions are due by April 30 and should be sent to Shami Abu Shumays, the director of Flushing Town Hall, to his email address, sshumays@flushingtownhall.com. Please include LGBTQ OPEN CALL 2014 in the subject line.

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