A 'Golden' Opportunity: Filipino New York Stories


Co-presented by FAM (Filipino American Museum)

Meet the extraordinary people responsible for the Filipino Renaissance in New York — an unprecedented upswell of creativity, leadership, and style within the Filipino community. In this exuberant cabaret-style program, Filipino New Yorkers will recount the moments that shaped their lives — in five-minute, story slam style. Join us for this celebration of identity and community followed by a reception.

Storytellers include:

DJ Neil Armstrong, renowned and groundbreaking DJ
Liz Casasola, founder, Broadway Barkada
Jason Concepcion, sports and popular culture writer
Michael Dadap, guitarist/composer/conductor
Christelle de Castro, photographer/filmmaker/art director
Sarah Gambito, founder, Kundiman
Kate Gavino, author, Last Night's Reading
Susie Ibarra, composer, sound artist
Lucille Javier, co-founder #beawesometosomebody
Jose Llana, actor, The King and I
Nicky Paraiso, actor/curator/musician/writer
Nicole Ponseca, restaurateur, Maharlika/Jeepney
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
Jamieson Webster, author, The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis

Curated with Nancy Bulalacao-Leung

Visual design by Common Space Studio

Schedule of events:

• 6:00-9:00 pm Exhibition Free and open to the public
• 6:00-9:00 pm Filipino “pica pica” (food) by local chefs available for purchase in Garden Court
• 8:00-9:30 pm Performance of "A 'Golden' Opportunity: Filipino New York Stories"
• 9:30-11:30 pm Reception and party with DJ GetLive

Download program notes here

In conjunction with the exhibition Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, on view September 11, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

Event Details

Fri 04 Dec 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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$15 members; $17 students/seniors; $20 nonmembers.
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