(Offsite) Filipino American Book Festival

Mia Alvar. Gina Apostol. Hossannah Asuncion. Carol Cabrera. Emmy Catedral. Kate Gavino. Paolo Javier. Ninotchka Rosca. Bino Realuyo. Lara Stapleton. Alex Tarampi.

Join us for a fun, interactive and family-friendly festival that centers the local and global Filipino voice through literature along with art making, story telling, music, dancing, and the spirit of community fiesta at Diversity Plaza (37rd between 73rd and 74 st in Jackson Heights, Queens). Free and open to the public!

  • Meet Queens Library staff and learn about resources and information on books, library cards, and programs.  
  • Explore visual storytelling and illustrate your own comic with writer and illustrator Alex Tarampi.
  • Enjoy intergenerational Filipino stories and legends with artist and author Carol Cabrera.  Storytelling at 12:30 and 3pm.
  • Weave together and learn back strap weaving with master weaver Cynthia Alberto, Founder & Director of Weaving Hand.
  •  Learn about Indigenous Philippine textiles, patterns, and design with art educator PJ Gubatina Policarpio
  •  Share your Queens story and create your own Queens banderitas with My Baryo, My Borough.
  • Write a poem, engage with Filipino American issues and register to vote with Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro).
  • Diversity Plaza Dance Party!  5–7pm.

The Filipino American Book Festival in Jackson Heights, Queens, is a community-centered, multi-voiced, and intergenerational platform that celebrates the creation and presentation of Filipino/a narratives by writers, artists, and scholars across the diaspora.

This event is organized through the Queens Museum and our partnersWeaving Hand, My Baryo, My Borough, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro).

Funding support for activities at Diversity Plaza are provided by the NYC Department of Transportation’s One NYC Plaza Equity Program. Activities are coordinated by Queens Museum, NICE, Chaya, Bangladeshi memory project, Filipino American Book Festival. Special Thanks to DRUM and all workers and neighbors in Jackson Heights.

Questions? Email agarcia@queensmuseum.org and connect through facebook here.