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Outdoor Cinema 2013

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Add to Calendar 17-07-2013 17-07-2013 15 Outdoor Cinema 2013 Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=139688 Socrates Sculpture Park true DD/MM/YYYY
July 17, 2013
7pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City
All Ages

Description: Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions.

Address: 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: 718-956-1819
Website: socratessculpture.org

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Venue Description: In 1986, a coalition of artists and community members led by Mark di Suvero decided to retake an abandoned riverside landfill that was being used as an illegal dumpsite and make it into an open space for art and artists. Since then, Socrates Sculpture Park has become an internationally renowned outdoor museum. It is today the only spot in the New York metropolitan area specifically designed to allow artists the opportunity create and showcase large-scale work in an environment that encourages interaction between artists, artworks, and the public.

Since 2006, the park has been expanding its Community Works Initiative program, which offers employment and job training to area residents, including those of the nearby Astoria projects. Participants learn landscaping and basic horticulture skills as they tend the park gardens. At the end of the program, all participants have new marketable skills and knowledge of the resources and cultural events that the park has available for the community and visitors. Among the events and activities that the park offers are kite flights, fitness programs, workshops, the LIC Bike Parade, Summer Solstice, Makers Market, outdoor cinema, an annual Earth Day event, and the Halloween Harvest Festival. In July and August, there are free summer outdoor art-making workshops with a variety of topics.

Upcoming Events at Socrates Sculpture Park:

  • LIC Art Bus - 05/09/15 - 09/13/15
  • 8th Annual LIC Bike Parade - 06/06/15
  • Grow NYC Greenmarket - 06/06/15 - 11/21/15
  • 3rd Annual Northwest Queens Food Day - 06/06/15
  • Kayaking from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove - 06/06/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Go Fish with Beth Garrett - 06/13/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Straw Mobiles with Janelle Iglesias - 06/20/15
  • Summer Solstice Celebration - 06/21/15
  • Metropolitan Opera Recital - 06/24/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Plaster Casting the Fantastic with Lars Fisk - 06/27/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Freedom to Eat Local with GrowNYC Greenmarket - 07/04/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Fiesta Time with Tony Monda - 07/11/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson - 07/18/15
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Hands-on Local Food with GrowNYC Greenmarket - 07/25/15