Celebrate Debut of “Round Robin” Trilingual Newspaper Oct. 27
During the summer, there was a mobile art studio set up near the Seward Park Library as part of a community-driven exhibition and public engagement project. Now members of the community will be able to see the results of the project. The organizers explain:
Join artist collective Art Parley on Oct. 27, between 2-6pm for a community conversation event around the launch of the second issue of the Round Robin Trilingual Community Newspaper. This event, in partnership with the Seward Park library branch and Immigrant Social Services, will happen at NYPL Seward Park (outside in the park plaza in front of the library, and in case of rain, inside in the community room). There will be free food, free copies of the second issue of the trilingual newspaper to pick up, a chance to participate in a “candy exchange,” and from 3-5:30pm some performances and an open mic and karaoke that anyone is welcome to participate in. This event will have Chinese and Spanish interpretation available as well.
Art Parley is an artist collective from Sue Jeong Ka and Melissa Liu. The most recent version of “Round Robin” took place during a six-week residency in Seward Park. Partners including Queens Museum, Lower Manhattan Council, Seward Park Conservancy and Immigrant Social Services.
More about Round Robin:
The newspaper and programs are meant to center those who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the park (Chinatown, Lower East Side, and Two Bridges) and those who identify as immigrants. Round Robin has been a collaborative forum to build shared conversation spaces through creative forms of expression, artmaking, and social gatherings in the LES/Two Bridges/Chinatown neighborhoods. Local residents and immigrants of all ages are invited to participate in a multilingual space at Seward Park with translation and interpretation in Chinese dialects, English, and Spanish, allowing for connections and exchange beyond linguistic and cultural barriers.
See the Facebook invite, including details in Chinese and Spanish.