Summer Solstice Celebration at Socrates Sculpture Park
Wednesday June 21, 2017
5:00 pm – Dusk
Free. No Rsvp Required.
Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway.
Celebrate the longest and most light-filled day of the year at Socrates! Enjoy art-making workshops with Socrates artists and The Noguchi Museum, participate in spontaneous oracle readings with artist Priscilla Stadler, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, bounce the sun with Tommaso Lana, and take a tour of the stars with LaGuardia Community College’s telescope. Check out the Socrates stage for vibrant performances from Baccalaureate School for Global Education’s Asian Fusion (Bollywood and K-Pop) dance club and local breakdancers curated by Muta NYC, as well as an exciting showcase of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba rhythms and dance from Bombazo Dance Co, led by Milteri Tucker Concepcion.Tasty local vendors are: Pao de Queijo, Kelvin’s Food Truck, and Mama’s Empanadas! Afterwards, gather around the hill as sunset nears for our traditional Solstice ritual cultivating inner light, community, and reverence performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna. At this year’s Summer Solstice Celebration, we’ll also be unveiling Circle Shade – 2ΠR4, four shading structures designed by Long Island City-based firm Eva Jensen Design, and the winning project for the 2017 Folly/Function competition.