Kite Flight

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014  |  11 AM – 3 PM

Using recycled materials, children and their families draw inspiration from the park’s fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build expressive kites, and then fly them in the park.

Artist Miguel Luciano returns to lead a workshop centered on Caribbean kite traditions. Participants will produce handmade paper kites, personalizing them with text and graphics to form poems or personal statements in the sky, which explore ideas of flying, freedom, and community. Each kite-building workshop will take 90 mins and supplies will be provided. Workshop space is limited and participation will be on a first come, first served basis at the following times:

 - 11:00 AM
 - 11:30 AM
 - 1:00 PM
 - 1:30 PM

… and at 3 PM: Pakistan Kite Fighter exhibition with the Pakistani Students Association & Brooklyn Kites, celebrating the Basant tradition and welcoming the spring season to Socrates! Brooklyn Kites will be selling Pakistani kites throughout the day (beginning at $5).

…and if you miss Kite Flight on May 10:

Join us the following weekend on Roosevelt Island for Kite Flight, Part II!

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014   |   11 AM – 3 PM
At FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island

Now that you’ve created your special kite, come fly it at Four Freedoms Park, just across the East River from Socrates Sculpture Park. With views of NYC’s bridges, skyline, and three boroughs, your kite be imbued with additional meaning as it’s flown above the a community space that celebrates freedom. And if you didn’t have a chance to build your kite on May 10th, don’t worry — artist Miguel Luciano will again be present to lead the kite-building workshops. Again, workshops will be 90 mins, beginning at 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM & 1:30 PM.

Tushevs Aerials will document the flight of the kites at both sites with one of their home-built remote control video airplanes!


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