Summer Solstice Celebration

TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2016  |  5 PM – DUSK

Bring your friends and family to Socrates to celebrate the longest day of the year!

4 – 6PM | Youth Art Exhibition

5 – 8PM | Artist-led Workshops and Face Painting with Agostino Arts

6 – 7PM | Capoeira demonstrations, Capoeira do amor performance, Capoeira Roda and Solos by Capoeira Nago Queens

6:30 – 8:30PM | Solstice Paddle at Hallets Cove

7 – 7:30PM | Afro-Brazilian drumming performance by Batala NYC

7:30PM | Solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna

8PM | World roots music by Brown Rice Family

8:45PM | Tours of the Sky with Laguardia Community College


This year’s Summer Solstice Celebration will feature vibrant afro-Brazilian drumming by Batala NYC, a performance and capoeira demonstrations for kids and adults by Capoeira Nago, and an eclectic selection of delicious Brazilian BBQ.

Socrates teaching artists will lead art-making workshops to create musical instruments and cosmos-themed sculptures out of recycled materials and students from LaGuardia Community College will offer “tours of the sky” with their telescope.

To add to the festivities, we’ll feature face painting by Agostino Arts, a special Solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna, and a sunset paddle offered by the LIC Community Boathouse.

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