Free outdoor community weaving workshop in Woodside, Queens.
To make social distancing possible, the number of participants are limited.

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DATE: Saturday September 5, 2020
TIME: 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
PLACE: K’Glen Deli & Sari Sari @ 39-16 65th St, Woodside, NY 11377
(the event will take place in the mini plaza across the street.)

We are inviting everyone to come celebrate “Weaving Together Woodside: Memories of My Childhood” on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10am to 3:15pm. In this celebration we will be weaving with the community, focusing specifically on two objects that are familiar and feel like home for Filipinos. Using the Bilao (a traditional Filipino rice winnower) and the Pamaypay (a traditional Filipino handheld fan) we as a community, will begin to explore and celebrate not only these objects, but the special memories, and connection to home that these objects represent. At this celebration there will be a weaving activation and workshop taught by instructors from Weaving Hand and Cynthia Alberto. There will be multiple rolling rack looms available for community participants to weave on, as well as personalized looms created out of the Bilao and the Pamaypay. All materials that will be woven come from 100% recyclable materials including; scrap fabrics and scrap ribbons.

This weaving celebration is being held in the intersection outside of K’Glen Deli & Sari Sari store; on Roosevelt avenue between 65th st and 65th pl. Glen has agreed to be our community partner in this celebration and will be providing food and snacks. At the end of our celebration, community members finished weaving projects will be exhibited on the wall next to K'Glen's Deli & Sari Sari store.

We hope to see everyone there for a day of celebration, community, and craft!