Sixty First Productions partnered with the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to premiere this episode of First Stop on the 7.
First Stop on the 7 is a documentary series that explores what it means to be an immigrant entrepreneur in New York City today. The series highlights the personal stories of restaurant owners and the hurdles they've overcome to find success. This episode features Joe Rong, owner of Joe's Steam Rice Roll, a hole in the wall food stall selling authentic rice rolls in Flushing, Queens.
The entire world stopped when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Countries, governments and people were sent scrambling and fear of the unknown settled in. However, as time went on, the world adjusted.
Sixty First Productions was hired by the Queens Botanical Garden to tell their story of how a local institution reacted, adapted and ultimately survived the COVID-19 pandemic.
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