The Queens Council on the Arts is cosponsoring what sounds like a cool event 6/21/03, and it includes "traditional cuisine" at Shaheen and Bombay Harbor restaurants in Jackson Heights...along with poetry, music, dance, and "free mehendi body art." Sounds like it might be a fun event for some Chowhounders to check out.
Shaheen is at 72-09 Broadway. I haven't tried them yet.
Bombay Harbor is at 73-01 Broadway. I've gotten takeout from them three or four times--always tasty. Nice people running the place, and you can discuss food options with them.
(I have no affiliation/connection to any of this!)