Queens Museum Passport Thursdays: India

There is a lot of amazing things to do in Queens through the summer (hopefully you’ve found some through our earlier posts).  But your summer won’t be compete until you’ve gone to The Queens Museum’s staple, Passport Thursdays.

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for an evening in the shadow of the majestic Unisphere. There will be free artmaking workshops for families before the films start, the cafe will remain open until 8pm.  Even a little rain won’t spoil the fun, we’ll just move the whole event indoors.

So this Thursday (the 11th) head over to the Queens Museum for this week’s event from 7:00pm–10:00pm.

Film: Dhanak/Rainbow (Nagesh Kukunoor, 2016, 106 min, Hindi with English ST)

The colorful coming of age story of orphaned siblings Pari and her blind little brother Chotu who embark on a journey across Rajasthan to meet Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan whom Pari hopes will restore Chotu’s eyesight. Watch the trailer here.

Performance:

Ajna Dance Company was founded by Minila Shah to share authentic, artistic Indian dance with a global audience with a mission to inspire, entertain and educate. Its distinctive choreography blends film, folk, and classical styles in pieces that are rooted in classic Indian techniques blended with modern music and movement.

The Ajna Ensemble has had the honor of performing at the UN, on ABC’s Good Morning America, MoMA Film, The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Celebrate Brooklyn. The Ajna Dance School conducts ongoing classes for kids and adults in Manhattan and Brooklyn and presents workshops, residencies and assemblies at schools and colleges throughout the tri-state area. Follow them on social media at @ajnadance.

For more information, reach out to the Queens Museum:

(718) 592-9700
info@queensmuseum.org

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