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.”

PARTICIPATING PARTNERS:
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
– LIC CSA

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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