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Saturday, June 22, 2024


1 - 6 PM


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

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11th Annual Arts Festival

Celebrate community, liberation and healing through the Arts with Socrates Sculpture Park on June 22!

Enjoy family-friendly festivities, including hands-on art-making workshops, live music, spoken word performances, food for purchase and more. During the day, we will be joined by The People’s Bus, a bus formerly used to transport people detained on Rikers Island. In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Public Artist in Residency program, it has been transformed with input from New Yorkers into a community center on wheels to engage people in NYC’s civic life through beauty and joy.

More events during the day include:

  • Live musical performances and spoken word from our Arts community
  • An art and photography exhibition
  • Screen-printing
  • Crown making
  • Owl pots and birdhouse painting
  • Emancipated Stories – read and respond to the work of writers who are currently incarcerated
  • Food for sale to the public – Makina, Ethiopian and Eritrean food truck, and Pinche Vegana, vegan Mexican food truck

Bring some sunblock, grab a blanket or chair, and hang out with us on the waterfront! Rain or shine, come celebrate with us.

The event is free, no RSVP required.

Arts Festival Performers  
  1. Marshall McDermott
  2. Rev. Keith Gadson Finesse
  3. David Coleman
  4. Dawud Rahman
  5. Jonathan Finkelman
  6. David Stewart
  7. Rubi Hochland
  8. Tony Cruz Celestine
  9. Clemese Jack
  10. Jasmine Thomas
  11. Helen Taylor
  12. Tanell Gaskin
  13. Hilton Webb Jr.
  14. Nestor “Panama” Eversley
  15. Samantha White
  16. Nadene “Isis” Richardson
  17. Francisco Lino
  18. Tyler Hoppin
  19. Nevel Heslop
  20. Luz Hernandez
  21. Bruce Leroy
  22. Becky Jane Dunham
  23. Marvin Wade
  24. Gerard Tanella
  25. Erobos Abzu Lamashtu OKA “E”
  26. Tiffany Amezquita
  27. Timmy the Train Eater
  28. Julie Herrnkind
  29. Ryan Blustone Bennett – Forever in Our Hearts
Contributing Artists
Daniel Kelly
Laura Cerón Melo
Jenny Polak
Russell Craig
Mario Wright
Cinthia Pimentel
John Runowicz
Jamie Maleszka
ingrid romero
Alyson Fraser Diaz
Lee Kim
Bob Krasner
Mychal Pagan/Papillon Creative Lab
Olivier Dabisso
The People’s Bus
Yazmany Arboleda
Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. The Park’s main entrance is located at the intersection of Vernon Boulevard and Broadway.
Take the N/W train to the Broadway station* in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard. Please check the MTA’s website for updates on train service.
Take the Q103 or Q104 to Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. Take the Q69 or Q100X to Broadway and 21st Street. Please check the MTA’s website for updates on bus service.
NYC Ferry by Hornblower service extends to Astoria Landing, located about a five minute walk north of the Park.
There are multiple Citi Bike stations within walking distance of the Park. To plan your ride, please visit Citi Bike’s website.
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