Tour of “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection” & Picnic
Martin Wong, the late queer artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. “City as Canvas” at the Museum of the City of New York showcases a number of these works from artists such as Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000.
Join GAPIMNY for a scholar-led tour of the exhibition and a pre-tour potluck picnic in Central Park!
Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Potluck Picnic, 12:30pm
Central Park North Meadows
Enter at 102nd St on the east side and walk until you see the softball fields

Rain plan: Meet at the museum at 2pm
Scholar-Led Tour of the Exhibit, 2pm

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave btwn. 103rd and 104th st

$15 for tour; discounted $10 for current, paid GAPIMNY Members.  Please bring cash.

Please RSVP to rsvp@gapimny.org. Capacity for the tour is limited, but there’s no cap for the picnic.
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April GM: Gearing Up for API and Pride Months

Come out and meet the community and get to know GAPIMNY. General Meetings (GM) are a safe, confidential space for gay, bisexual, queer and questioning Asian Pacific Islander (API) men and transgender folks. GMs occur on a quarterly basis.

At this GM, we’ll talk about our upcoming events in May and June (API Heritage Month and Pride Month, respectively) and how we can make an impact as a queer and transgender API community!

Join us for dinner afterwards.

Sunday, April 27th, 4 – 6pm
New York University
239 Greene St, 3rd floor conference room
May need ID to enter building
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DowneTime: No Body, No Body, But You!

DowneTime is a confidential support and discussion group for queer, questioning, and transgender self-identified males in their teens and twenties who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander.

NoBody

When you take a look at yourself in the mirror, how do you feel about your own appearance? Do you feel like you are in your own skin when you see that person in the reflection? From online to in-person, how do we all present our own image to others?

Come join us for a conversation on body image and the ideals of the “perfect male.” Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30pm
NYU
239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
You may need to show your ID to enter

Please RSVP at DowneTime@gapimny.org

GAPIMNY 35+ Brunch

35plus

We are launching a new group, GAPIMNY 35+, which is meant to be for those who are Gay/Bi/Trans Asian/Pacific Islander men over 35 years old.  Please attend our first event to show your support and help shape the future of GAPIMNY 35+.

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:45am
Golden Unicorn
18 E Broadway by Cathrine St
Please RSVP at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2802

Friday Happy Hour Kickoff

ElixirHappyHour

Pride Committee: Call for Volunteers

Volunteer with GAPIMNY and Q-WAVE to coordinate Pride activities in June (including Queens Pride and Manhattan Pride and the Color Me Queer post-pride party!)  Email gapimny@gapimny.org with PRIDE in the subject line.

Asian American Parents Who Love Their Queer Kids

Hosts:  API Project in PFLAG NYC, NQAPIA, Asian Pride Project, GAPIMNY, QWAVE, and SALGA

This year a number of parents will be sharing their thoughts about how they moved from fear, shame and sadness to unconditionally loving their queer children.  Returning to speak is Marsha Aizumi, author of a recently published book, Two Spirits, One Heart, who will do a short book reading and talk about the lessons she has learned through her journey with her transgender son.

A small group discussion will follow where individuals will have a chance to ask questions, share experiences, or just sit and listen to the thoughts and concerns of others.  It is our hope that participants will walk away with greater understanding, increased awareness and deeper commitment to being courageous, compassionate and connected to those they love.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6pm – 8pm
Metropolitan Community Church of New York
446 W 36th St, bet. 9th and 10th Ave

Light refreshment will be provided

Preview Screening of Front Cover

Come join us for a special preview screening of a rough cut version of the feature film Front Cover.  The film director has asked for community feedback on the film, so there will be a Q&A session afterwards along with a survey.  Space is limited so please fill out this form to RSVP your attendance and we will email you the location. [update: RSVP is closed]

Friday, March 21st, 8pm

Synopsis:  A gay Chinese-American fashion stylist, who disdains everything “Made in China”, is forced to style a ‘fresh-off-the-boat” homophobic Chinese actor for a photo shoot.

Director Bio:  Ray Yeung’s first feature film, CUT SLEEVE BOYS premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and won Best Feature at the Outfest Fusion Festival in Los Angeles.

Your Input For 2014!

The new GAPIMNY Steering Committee will hold a retreat on March 2, and we would love to have your input to inform this upcoming year!  Please help us by filling out this survey:

http://tinyurl.com/gapimnysurvey2014

We have a $20 gift card raffle for your participation.  More info in the survey.

Remember, your constructive feedback is always welcome!  You can always email us, GAPIMNY@gapimny.org.

Ice, Ice Baby

Iceskating

Come glide and spin with fellow friends on the rink. No Olympic tryouts required! Join DowneTime for some wintry fun in Bryant Park!

Afterwards, we’ll grab food at Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine.

Sunday, February 23rd
Ice skating, 3pm – 5pm
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Btwn 40th and 42nd st and Fifth and Sixth Avenue

Admission to the rink is free, but skate rentals will be $15. For more info and a detailed list of the pricing, click here.

Dinner, 5pm – 7pm
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine
369 Lexington Ave

Please RSVP at downetime@gapimny.org

This event is open to queer, questioning, and transgender self-identified males in their teens and twenties who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander.