Socrates Sculpture Park Summer Solstice Celebration
Friday, June 21, 2019
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Free to All
Socrate Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
The Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year, and one of our favorite occasions to celebrate at Socrates!
In honor of the current exhibition, Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space, we’ll be taking our festivities from high-energy daylight to reflective starlit nighttime, exploring the celestial-terrestrial connection and otherworldly origins of expression and art.
The festival features activities for everyone: Agostino Arts face-painting, tarot readings by Liz Nieves, lantern-making with Noguchi Museum, spaceship sculpture building with Free Style Arts Association, light-up inflatables with artist Tamar Ettun, solar observing and telescope tours of the sky with LaGuardia Community College’s Natural Sciences Department.
And as always, get ready to dance! Performance and percussion rock our stage with Secret Society Dance Company, Imamou, and powerhouse ensemble Heritage OP, offering musical textures of Africa and the Caribbean.
Once night begins to fall, we begin a very special version of our annual sunset Solstice ritual featuring ceremony, circle singing, and story sharing with Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl in Ixachitlan, Urban Shaman Mama Donna, and Kevin Nathaniel with Harmony Mbira.