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The Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year. In honor of the current exhibition, Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space, the festivities will go 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 the 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, there will be a special version of the 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.
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Founded in 1986, Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
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