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Q & T Picnic & Reading: CHEF’S CHOICE by TJ Alexander

Join Q & T Community for the annual Pride Picnic with a special reading of CHEF’S CHOICE by TJ Alexander. 

Come and receive a free recipe/character card from Chef’s Choice (while supplies last)!

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 @ 3pm
LOCATIONDongan Lawn in Fort Tryon Park

3pm –  Snacks & Chats
3:30pm – Reading from Chef’s Choice by TJ Alexander 
4pm – Picnic and Games

If you have dietary restrictions, questions, comments, or concerns, please email Memphis Washington at qntcommunity@gmail.com

***This is meant to be an open space for mingling and getting to know more Uptown LGBTQ+ people. This is an explicitly LGBTQ+ space, which means that we expect people to respect each other’s various modes of expression, pronouns, and showing up.  


A fake dating arrangement turns to real love in this deliciously delightful queer rom-com from the author of the sweetly satisfying Chef’s Kiss.

When Luna O’Shea is unceremoniously fired from her frustrating office job, she tries to count her blessings: she’s a proud trans woman who has plenty of friends, a wonderful roommate, and a good life in New York City. But blessings don’t pay the bills.

Enter Jean-Pierre, a laissez-faire trans man and the heir to a huge culinary empire—which he’ll only inherit if he can jump through all the hoops his celebrity chef grandfather has placed in his path. First hoop: he needs a girlfriend, a role that Luna is happy to play…for the right price. She’s got rent to pay, after all! Second hoop: they both need to learn how to cook a series of elaborate, world-renowned family recipes to prove that Jean-Pierre is a worthy heir. Admittedly, Luna doesn’t even know how to crack an egg, but she’s not going to let that—or any pesky feelings for Jean-Pierre—stop her.

Another swoon-worthy and heartwarming queer love story from a charming new voice in romance.

TJ Alexander writes about queer love. Originally from Florida, they received their MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. They live in New York City with their wife and various houseplants.

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Jun 24 2023


3:00 pm


Fort Tryon Park, Dongan Lawn
Broadway and Dongan Place

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