The Queens Solidarity Festival was an event that my friend Trasonia and I organised to highlight and celebrate grassroots efforts that have started in Queens. Trasonia initially invited me to help them organise a Black-Asian Solidarity event months before, but we decided that solidarity in every way is important to emphasise. We wanted to make it more like a block party and host performances and an art trade. I ended up applying for and receiving the NYFA City Artist Corps grant to pay community organisations to table, fund some workshops, compensate performers, and pay artists for their contributions to the art trade. Food, drinks, groceries, books, art, and workshops were all free. Historically and presently, mutual aid has assisted their communities in direct and effective ways, and we wanted to create a space where people could learn about the resources available to them and ways they can also get involved.