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Saturday, June 17, 2023


12 - 6 PM


Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106

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10th Annual Arts Festival

10th Annual Arts Festival

Celebrate community, liberation and healing through the Arts with Socrates Sculpture Park on June 17!

Join our Fortune Creative Arts for a full day of hands-on art-making workshops, live music, spoken word performances, food for purchase and more. Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society’s vision is to foster a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated will thrive as positive, contributing members of society. The festival was a powerful celebration of imagination and creativity’s healing and transformative powers.

The event is free. No RSVP is required.

We encourage all in attendance to come prepared to join us on the waterfront! Bring sunblock, blankets, chairs, and your friends and family to hang out with us.

Check out our schedule for the day’s events!

12 PM: Kick-off of Festival!

12:30 PM: Welcome

12:30 PM & 4:30 PM: Crown Making Workshop with Lee Kim

1 PM: Theater for the People

1 PM & 4 PM: Hula Hooping with Hula Nation

2:30 PM: Terrarium Building Workshop with Becky Jane Dunham and Jenny Polak

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Live Music and Spoken Word Performances

All Day Festivities!

Screenprinting with Laura Cer ón Melo, Ingrid Romero and Alyson Fraser Diaz

Visual Art Exhibition by Fortune Artists

Information and Resources from Freedom Agenda on the campaign to Close Rikers Island

Food for sale from Makina Cafe and J&A Craving Catering

Fortune Artists

  • Dave Coleman
  • Rev. Keith Finesse Gadson 
  • Estiward Mejia Roque
  • Donel “Lotus” Davis 
  • David Stewart
  • Marshall McDermitt Mr Spadez
  • Rubi Hochland
  • Charles Hawkins 
  • Mic Ruiz
  • Neville Hesop
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Rhon Sanchez
  • Helen Taylor 
  • Marvin Wade
  • Hilton N. Webb
  • Ronnett “Pink” Cordett
  • Felix Guzman
  • Clemese Jack
  • Rosyln Svendsen 
  • Erobos Lamashtu OKA “E”
  • Ryan “Blustone” Bennett
  • Gerard Tanella
  • Jonathan Finkleman 
  • Julie Herrnkind
  • Nestor “Panama” Eversley
  • Omar Miller 
  • Sarah Moreno
  • Samantha White
  • Mitch the Poetic Portrait
  • Becky Jane Dunham 
  • GEO
  • Miriam Hansberry
  • Jessica Rose 
  • Louis Jean

Contributing Artists

  • Jenny Polak
  • Laura Cerón Melo 
  • Mario WrightJohn Runowicz
  • Vinny DiVito
  • Nick Evans
  • Lee Kim
  • Bob Krasner
  • Hula Nation
  • Cinthia Pimentel 
  • ingrid romero
  • Alyson Fraser Diaz
  • Andrew Tate
  • Robert Baldridge
  • Gordon Edelstein
  • Jamie Maleszka 
  • Robert Rose
  • Adrian Greaves
  • Karen Hajdu

Good Eats

Makina Food Truck 

J&A Craving Catering

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