Drag Queen Story Hour
Saturday, March 2, 2019
FIAF Haskell Library
Storytelling • Ages 3-8 • 60 mins • In English
Storyteller Harmonica Sunbeam will host the Festival’s first ever Drag Queen Story Hour where kids will hear stories, sing songs, and play in a glamorous setting that broadens their horizons.
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids positive and unabashedly queer role models.
Harmonica Sunbeam creates a space where kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present themselves as they wish and dress up is real.
A Dress Up Lunch from 12:30-2pm will bring together festival attendees for a fun mealtime celebration. Bring your own picnic or purchase one from Maman Bakery.
Free with RSVP
FIAF Haskell Library
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022
About the Artist
Harmonica Sunbeam has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets, fundraising events and supermarket openings throughout the United States and abroad for more than 27 years. Her live appearances have gained her a cult following of all ages, races, and backgrounds. With her unique, yet classic style and razor-sharp wit, she embodies the necessary talent to reach her goal of mainstream stardom. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, she has been featured on television shows The Deuce, The Breaks, The Jack and Triumph Show, Law and Order SVU, Third Watch, Johnny Zero, and 100 Center Street. Her film credits include Honey, Uptown Girls, and World Trade Center. She can also be seen in the movie Please Give directed by Nicole Holofcener and on LOGO for Dragtastic NYC: A Standup Comedy Event. Miss Sunbeam has worked alongside noted musical artists such as Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Holiday. She recently appeared on the season finale of Saturday Night Live as a backup dancer for Katy Perry. Miss Sunbeam’s latest project is showcasing her unique ability to uplift, encourage and engage children. She is involved with Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), a program that brings drag queens into libraries, bookstores, festivals, and other events to read books to kids of all ages. Drag Queen Story Hour audaciously encourages the creativity and boundless energy of child’s play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity, while promoting positive LGTBQ role models. Since the inception of DQSH in the New York area, Miss Sunbeam has been featured in The New York Times and interviewed by Buzzfeed. Miss Sunbeam assists and works with many community-based LGBTQI organizations such as Project LOL, GMAD, Jersey City Pride, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and AAOGC.
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