Ribbon Cutting: Green Roof by the AH-YES Program

Saturday, September 10 | 3 pm

Join us for the ribbon cutting of our green roof! In conjunction with New Agora: September, we will inaugurate our new addition to the park, designed and built by Dylan, Ella, JJ, Lily, Loraine, and Tenzin!

AH-YES – six students from Queens – teamed up with Director of Education Douglas Paulson to design and build a green roof here at Socrates Sculpture Park. Teens learned to use tools; interviewed Anna Poaster on Hellgate Farms‘ green roof; and had a design charrette with Smiling Hogshead‘s Gil Lopez.

Built in August by reusing materials from art works at Socrates; literally tons of NYC compost from BIG Reuse, and an array of native plants, AH-YES’s green roof will attract crucial pollinators to Socrates, divert rainwater from the sewer system, help to clean our air and cool our park.
Visit the rooftop, talk to its teen builders, and learn about our process. See how a few teens from Queens have taken direct action in NYC’s built environment to help make a more sustainable city. Learn more about the AH-YES Program HERE >>>.