Hello, Friends.

We are thrilled to announce that PARADE is hard at work to produce another fabulous event in late August, this time in Woodside! During a two-week artmaking intensive at Sunnyside Reformed Church, the artist collective Whoop Dee Doo will collaborate with local teens and cultural groups to create an extraordinary FREE variety show for kids, adults, and even dogs on Saturday, August 31st at Windmuller Park! Today, we launch our Indiegogo campaign to help make this project a reality! 

Using the Windmuller Park and Bandshell as venue and inspiration, the project celebrates a beloved public space and the diverse cultures of its visitors. Hosted by outlandish pop-culture inspired characters, the theatre performance will showcase Woodside’s best talent! This talent includes McManus Irish Dance, Tibetan Community Center of NY & NJ, Woodside Dance Troupe, Bula Arts & Culture, and Queens Music Academy. Additional acts will be announced throughout the summer.

What makes this project spectacular is YOU. There are lots of ways to get involved:

  1. Donate! Help us pay for artist and teen stipends, set, props, and costume materials, insurance, permits, and other overhead costs by supporting our project. No amount is too small (or too large!)

  2. Spread the word! Let your friends know we're raising money for this project and encourage them to help out if they can. Every additional person who knows about this project is another person who might support our event and help us spread the word! 

  3. Volunteer to be part of the PARADE crew! We need help postering, working backstage, ushering, and more. To sign up email  

We can’t wait to get working on this in the summer! Join us, support us, and help spread the word!

Nancy & Paddy