Queerceañera

george emilio sánchez & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
george emilio sánchez & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Nessa Norich (Emerge'20) & Theydy Bedbug (Emerge'21)
Nessa Norich (Emerge’20) & Theydy Bedbug (Emerge’21)
Philip Ross & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Philip Ross & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Dendarry Bakery (Mobéy Lola Irizarry (Em'22), Samira Mendoza (Em'23), Gladstone Butler)
Dendarry Bakery (Mobéy Lola Irizarry (Em’22), Samira Mendoza (Em’23), Gladstone Butler)
Bienvenides al pari
Bienvenides al pari
Will these balloons stay in place? (Audrey, Arantxa, Marlène)
Will these balloons stay in place? (Audrey, Arantxa, Marlène)
Emerge'14 Alumni! Emma Alabaster, Alicia Morales, Manuel Molina Martagón, Kiyan Williams
Emerge’14 Alumni! Emma Alabaster, Alicia Morales, Manuel Molina Martagón, Kiyan Williams
Amalia Oliva Rojas & Kelso (Emerge'20)
Amalia Oliva Rojas & Kelso (Emerge’20)
John Maria Gutierrez (Emerge'21)
John Maria Gutierrez (Emerge’21)
River L. Ramirez (Host!)
River L. Ramirez (Host!)
Maria Milagros (Emerge'21)
Maria Milagros (Emerge’21)
Andrea Thome & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Andrea Thome & Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
Brynne O'Rourke & Néstor Pérez-Molière (Emerge'23)
Brynne O’Rourke & Néstor Pérez-Molière (Emerge’23)
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge'17) & zavé martohardjono (Emerge'11)
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge’17) & zavé martohardjono (Emerge’11)
Philip Ross & Andrea López
Philip Ross & Andrea López
Kim Savarino & John Maria Gutierrez
Kim Savarino & John Maria Gutierrez
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge'17 & '22-Virtual) & Kelso (Emerge'20)
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge’17 & ’22-Virtual) & Kelso (Emerge’20)
Catt & Sara Roer
Catt & Sara Roer
Sarah, Kara & Nancy
Sarah, Kara & Nancy
Niki Kekos & Eleftheria (NYU)
Niki Kekos & Eleftheria (NYU)
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Hannah Roodman & friends
Hannah Roodman & friends
Earls 2 Gearls, River, Paris
Earls 2 Gearls, River, Paris
Kara Gilmour & ACONA
Kara Gilmour & ACONA
Logan Zemetres & Audrey Berger
Logan Zemetres & Audrey Berger
Rebecca Cardwell
Rebecca Cardwell
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Kara Gilmour
Kara Gilmour
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Niki Kekos & MRC
Niki Kekos & MRC
Earls 2 Gearls
Earls 2 Gearls
Earls 2 Gearls
Earls 2 Gearls
Candace Hudert (Emerge'21)
Candace Hudert (Emerge’21)
Hannah Roodman & Nessa Norich
Hannah Roodman & Nessa Norich
Maria Milagros & audience
Maria Milagros & audience
John Maria Gutierrez (Emerge'21)
John Maria Gutierrez (Emerge’21)
Chiquitita
Chiquitita
Myster E Mel Kiki
Myster E Mel Kiki
Myste E Mel Kiki & audience
Myste E Mel Kiki & audience
El pari
El pari
george & marlène
george & marlène
Theydy Bedbug
Theydy Bedbug
Theydy Bedbug
Theydy Bedbug
Vena Cava
Vena Cava
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george, Theydy, Kara Gilmour
george, Theydy, Kara Gilmour
Myster E Mel Kiki
Myster E Mel Kiki
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Maira Duarte (Emerge'22)
Maira Duarte (Emerge’22)
River hosting
River hosting
Marlène, Alicia, Emma
Marlène, Alicia, Emma
Ash Brockington (Emerge'15)
Ash Brockington (Emerge’15)
María Milagros (Emerge'21)
María Milagros (Emerge’21)
La piñata de Arantxa Araujo (Emerge'17 & '22-Virtual)
La piñata de Arantxa Araujo (Emerge’17 & ’22-Virtual)
Maira Duarte (Emerge'22)
Maira Duarte (Emerge’22)
River L. Ramírez
River L. Ramírez
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Domenica Garcia (Emerge'19)
Domenica Garcia (Emerge’19)
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Natacha Voliakovsky (Emerge'19)
Natacha Voliakovsky (Emerge’19)
zavé martohardjono (Emerge'11)
zavé martohardjono (Emerge’11)
Star Mitchell (Emerge'23)
Star Mitchell (Emerge’23)
River L. Ramirez
River L. Ramirez
Richard, Myster E Mel Kiki
Richard, Myster E Mel Kiki
Nessa & Marlène
Nessa & Marlène
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Madi O'Halloran (Emerge'23)
Madi O’Halloran (Emerge’23)
Alice Anonymous (Emerge'23)
Alice Anonymous (Emerge’23)
Emerge'23 Alumni!
Emerge’23 Alumni!
Arin Sang-urai (photographer)
Arin Sang-urai (photographer)
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Arantxa Araujo (Emerge'17)
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge’17)
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Philip Ross, Josiah Vásquez (Emerge'22), and Fernando Salazar (LxNY)
Philip Ross, Josiah Vásquez (Emerge’22), and Fernando Salazar (LxNY)
Family Portrait :)
Family Portrait 🙂

Photo booth designed by Doménica García.
Photos by Arin Sang-urai and Erin Patrice O’Brien.
@domenicamgarcia @photojuice @erinpatriceobrien

Emerge Queerceañera

In celebration of “los quince” years of EmergeNYC, and the hundreds of reinas, chambelanes, and artists it has nurtured, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange hosted an epic QUEERCEAÑERA—a queering of the quinceañera! We gathered with our beloved alumni and our extended community of artists to celebrate, reconnect, and show gratitude to the folks who have supported the network over the years.

October 19, 2023

6:30–Midnight
at 3 Dollar Bill
260 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 

The evening—hosted by River L. Ramirez and DJ’d by Chata—featured:

Live Salsa music by Las Mariquitas (Emerge ’22 and ’23)
DRAG ACTS BY:
Chiquitita
Vena Cava
Theydy Bedbug
(Emerge’21)
Richard
María Milagros
(Emerge’21)
Myster E Mel Kiki
Earls 2 Gearls
(Emerge’20)

PERFORMANCES & INTERVENTIONS by:
Arantxa Araujo (Emerge’17)
zavé martohardjono (Emerge’11)
John Maria Gutierrez (Emerge’21)
Ashley Brockington (Emerge’15)
Susana Plotts-Pineda (Emerge’20)
Kristen Kelso (Emerge’20)

Step and Repeat Photo Booth designed by Doménica García (Emerge’22)

Plus a RAFFLE and limited-edition Queerceañera shirts (sold that night only)!

All proceeds from ticket sales, shirts, raffle purchases, and donations to the gift table went to support the program directly.


You Can Still Make a Donation!

Partygoers wore ball gowns, tuxes, ruffles, tiaras, wigs, gloves, colors & sparkles—like it was their own Queerceañera. For some, it was the quince celebration they never had at age 15!

Ticket tiers were:

$30 Azúcar
$45 Corazón de Melón
$75 Mi Cielo
$135 Mi Media Naranja
$225 (15×15) Amor Para Siempre*

Tickets purchased at $75 or subsidized additional low-cost tickets to our community.
Tickets purchased at $225 or above also received a swag bag including limited-edition Queerceañera shirts, stickers, and makeup by Fluide. No one was turned away for lack of funds.
3 Dollar Bill is wheelchair accessible.

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EmergeNYC at BAX is most grateful for important support from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, and David Rockefeller Fund.