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Add to Calendar 01-09-2012 17-11-2012 15 Grow NYC GreenMarket This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. Socrates Sculpture Park true DD/MM/YYYY
September 01, 2012 through November 17, 2012
Saturdays, 8am-4pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City
All Ages

Description: This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

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

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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:

  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops - 05/07/16 - 05/28/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Geological Pets - 05/14/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Gigantic Sculptures Made Small - 05/21/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:In the Neighborhood - 05/28/16
  • The Alvin Flythe Quartet - 06/02/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Nation Building with Zag Landsberg - 06/04/16
  • LIC Bike Parade - 06/11/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshop:LIC Bike Parade - 06/11/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Makin’ Sock Puppets with Roxanne Jackson - 06/18/16
  • Summer Solstice Celebration - 06/21/16
  • Saturday Sculpture Workshop:Tin Can Totems with Paul Duncan - 06/25/16