February is a special month at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum. We celebrated both Black History Month and Lunar New Year with the Flushing community. Here are some highlights from the busy but fulfilling past month.
The documentary 13TH tells a powerful story of mass-incarceration in America. It was screened at the museum on February 18th. After the viewing, the audience engaged in a passionate discussion on the topic.
The film Joy Luck Club (screened on February 11th), on the other hand, invites audience to reflect on the emotional bondage between mothers and daughters and the reconciliation between different generations in immigrant families.
We didn’t forget to celebrate Lewis H. Latimer’s literature talent and the emerging writers in Queens — Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis read their works in fiction and poetry in the museum parlor, accompanied by live performance from saxophonist Leonardo Love.
At the Lunar New Year Tinker Fest, families from across Queens and Brooklyn enjoyed making ink arts to celebrate the Year of Dog and collaborated on a large scroll of dragon, now ready to fly off from the wall in Tinker Lab.
See you soon again at the Latimer House Museum!