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Look! “Here & Gone” Program (In-Person and Virtual)

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Our Greater Astoria Historical Society team-up show hosted by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn is tonight! In-person at Grove 34 ($10 tickets here!)

  • 7:00 – 7:30: *Reception featuring Queens “Here & Gone” artwork by Yelena Tylkina
  • 7:30 – 9:00: Switched-up Storytelling!

*Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

We’ll also be streaming the show LIVE from our Facebook page at 7:30 if you want to join virtually.

Plus, a chance to win story trivia prizes featuring Queens “Here & Gone” artwork! If you aren’t a winner, click here to purchase “Here & Gone” artwork and more on Yelena’s Fine Art America page.

For this special show, storytellers worked with producer Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons and story coaches Tim Lindner and Pichchenda Bao to engage with Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights featuring the history of the Westinghouse Time CapsuleNorth BeachAstoria Pool Sentinels, and The First Photocopy to inspire their personal stories on the page.

Take a look as they swap stories to embody their partner’s culture, identity, and life experience on stage!

TONIGHT’S STORIES!

Two Continents and a Whole New Ballgame by Lakshmi Gandhi, performed by Dan Jessup, directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn

The Certainty of Here by Dan Jessup, performed by Lakshmi Gandhi, directed by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn

My Book About Water by Olena Jennings, performed by Rosalie Chandler, directed by Erika Iverson

Peace Through Understanding by Rosalie Chandler, performed by Olena Jennings, directed by Erika Iverson

Thank you, thank you to everyone who made this night possible!

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Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

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May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Meet “Here & Gone” Storyteller Rosalie Chandler

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

While working on the “Here & Gone” highlights, I tried so hard not to let myself think of what my story for No, YOU Tell It! would be. I wanted to come in fresh like the other storytellers and participate in the generative workshop from scratch like them. I had absolutely no idea where this process was about to take me. – Rosalie Chandler

Last but not least, our final storyteller is also the author of the Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights drawn from the archives of the Greater Astoria Historical Society. For this special show, the storytellers engaged with the history of the Westinghouse Time CapsuleNorth BeachAstoria Pool Sentinels, and The First Photocopy to inspire their modern-day true tales.

The process helped Rosalie, like all of our storytellers, tell personal stories they may not have otherwise. We can’t wait for you to see them swap stories and step into each other’s life experiences.

Grab your tickets for Thursday’s show here and meet Rosalie!

Rosalie Chandler is a long-time attendee of classes and workshops held by NYTI creator Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons. She has been working for way too long on a memoir about her stay in a New York City psychiatric hospital. Rosalie has written for the national magazine of the National Stereoscopic Association and won the Lou Smaus Award for Best Article on Modern Stereoscopy in 2018. She is a former board member of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, where she wrote and presented several lectures, and a current board member of the non-profit Flight for Sight.

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May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Meet “Here & Gone” Storyteller Lakshmi Gandhi

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

The storytellers have traded true tales inspired by the Greater Astoria Historical Society archives. They are now rehearsing with a story director to step into each other’s culture, identity, and life experience.

Get your tickets here for Thursday’s show!

Meet our next storyteller Lakshmi Gandhi. Make sure to ask her for book recommendations after the show!

Lakshmi Gandhi is a freelance journalist and editor based in Queens. Her articles have appeared in NBCNews.com, HISTORY, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Metro New York, and other publications. She often reports on the intersections of gender, identity and pop culture and is exceptionally good at giving book recommendations.

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May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Meet “Here & Gone” Storyteller Olena Jennings

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

One week until the show! We can’t wait for you to meet our next storyteller, Olena Jennings, whose translation with Oksana Lutsyshyna of Kateryna Kalytko’s poem “Having Lost the Keys . . .” from her book NOBODY KNOWS US HERE AND WE DON’T KNOW ANYONE (Lost Horse Press, 2022), has been selected for the Pushcart Prize 2023. Congratulations Olena!

GET YOUR TICKETS to hear her “Here & Gone” story inspired, in part, by the Astoria Pool Sentinels.

Olena Jennings is the author of the poetry collection The Age of Secrets (Lost Horse Press, 2022) and the chapbook Memory Project (2018.) Her novel Temporary Shelter was released in 2021 from Cervena Barva Press. Her translation from Ukrainian of Vasyl Makhno’s collection Paper Bridge was released in 2022 from Plamen Press and her translation with Oksana Lutsyshyna of Kateryna Kalytko’s collection Nobody Knows Us Here, and We Don’t Know Anyone was released from Lost Horse Press. Her textile art has been shown at Bliss on Bliss Art Projects and the NYC Poetry Festival. She is the founder and curator of the Poets of Queens reading series and press. 

 

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May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Meet “Here & Gone” Storyteller Dan Jessup

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

What story did Chester Carlson, inventor of The First Photocopy, inspire Dan Jessup to share from his life?

Grab tickets to next week’s show to find out. First things first, meet “Here & Gone” storyteller Dan Jessup!

Dan Jessup is a bilingual-Spanish, Wisconsin-bred, Queens-based actor and host with experience across TV, film, commercials, and theatre. New York credits include Chain Theatre, The Secret Theatre, and pandemic-streamed corporate events from his living room. Chicago credits include NBC’s Chicago Fire, Shark Tank: The Musical, and telling radio audiences when the McRib was back at McDonald’s. He proudly spent 15 years honing improvisation and devised theatre skills in Chicago, spent another life in human resources leadership, and has worked as a live event host for 20 years. He’s very happy he landed in Astoria in 2018. Thank you! www.danjessup.com.

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May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Queens “Here & Gone” Highlight: Westinghouse Time Capsule

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

An artifact of hubris remains in a 5000-year time capsule equal in distance today with the earliest civilizations of the past.

– Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Love the added insights Bob Singleton brought to our Queens “Here & Gone” Highlights and can’t wait to hear the true-life tales inspired by the Westinghouse Time Capsule, North Beach, Astoria Pool Sentinels, and The First Photocopy at tomorrow’s second story meeting.

See you at the show next week! Get your tickets here for 5/18.

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Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Queens “Here & Gone” Highlight: North Beach

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

HERE we have LaGuardia Airport. GONE is North Beach, an area that once rivaled Coney Island as a vacation destination, bathing area, and escape from the city. What now?? 

Grab your ticket here for our “Here & Gone” show and learn more about the Summer Night’s Festival at North Beach Admission Ticket. One of the four pieces of Queens history that inspired our storytellers’ true tales.

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Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Queens “Here & Gone” Highlight: Astoria Pool Sentinels

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

What happened to the two 16-foot-tall Metropolis-esque stainless steel statues that once stood atop the Astoria Pool locker rooms? Read our next Queens “Here & Gone” Highlight to find out!

How will these highlights from the archives of the Greater Astoria Historical Society inspire our four storytellers’ modern-day true tales? Click here to grab your tickets to come see!

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Special thanks to Rosalie Chandler, Bob Singleton, and Ava Vitali for helping us create these Queens “Here & Gone” highlights. The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

No, YOU Tell It! “Here & Gone” Celebrates Queens

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Here comes No, YOU Tell It! “Here & Gone” at Grove 34 in Astoria, where our four storytellers will step into each other’s true-life tales inspired by the rich and, at times, unknown history of Queens.

Get your tickets early for this special team-up show with the Greater Astoria Historical Society! Hosted by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn.

  • 7:00 – 7:30: *Reception featuring Queens “Here & Gone” artwork by Yelena Tylkina
  • 7:30 – 9:00: Switched-up Storytelling inspired by the archives of the Greater Astoria Historical Society

*Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Storytellers (as pictured above):

  • Lakshmi Gandhi
  • Dan Jessup
  • Rosalie Chandler
  • Olena Jennings

Follow @noyoutellit on Insta to learn more about the artist, storytellers, and Queens “Here & Gone” history.

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The Greater Astoria Historical Society is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Learn more at astorialic.org.

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

This project is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

Next Show! “Here & Gone”

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

SAVE THE DATE for our next show at Grove 34 in partnership with The Greater Astoria Historical Society.

For this special QUEENS show, our four storytellers are working with the NYTI team to create modern-day true tales inspired by the rich and, at times, unknown history of the borough.

Want to tell your “Queens & Me” story? Join our own Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons for a personal writing workshop at Sunnyside Arts on 4/21. Open to writers of all levels! More info and register here.

Event Information

May 18 2023 @ 7:00PM

Grove 34 (3183 34th St., Astoria)

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