Queens Green Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018 • 12 – 4 PM

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and Hellgate Farm.

Socrates’ first ever Queens Green Day is a celebration of all things “green” – local ecological initiatives, food justice, gardening, urban farming, and healthy living, including bike safety and advocacy.

Join us from 12-4pm for demos and activities with partners like Queens Action Council (QuAC), Hellgate Farm, The Climate Museum, and The Connected Chef; food from Forward Roots and Jhal; adult bike repairs by Mechanical Gardens; and a natural-dye textile workshop with 2018 Emerging Artist Fellows. Cultural performances start at 2pm with an Eastern woodlands Indigenous presentation, and 2 NY premieres: Lauren Hale Biniaris’ “Hungry” and Coopdanza’s “Quetzalcoatl VS The Black Snake.”

Queens Action Council (QuAC)
Hellgate Farm
City Harvest
The Climate Museum
The Connected Chef
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Mechanical Gardens
City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls
City Parks Foundation’s Coastal Classroom

Performances starting at 2pm:
– Coopdanza’s NY premiere of “Quetzalcoatl VS The Black Snake,” an environmental performance piece invoking Olmec/Mayan/Aztec tradition that is also based on the dangers of fossil fuels, created and choreographed by Cristina Cortes
– Lauren Hale Biniaris’ NY premiere of “Hungry,” which uses dance, gesture, and writing to explore the interconnected worlds of seeds, sustenance, hunger, and hope
– Eastern woodlands Indigenous presentation by Tecumseh Ceaser and Chief Reggie Herb Dancer Ceaser

Food from:
– Forward Roots
– Jhal

Art activities from:
– 2018 Socrates Emerging Artist Fellows Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder
– The Blue Bus Project

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