Queens Green Day Festival
12 – 4 PM, SATURDAY
JUNE 8, 2019
FREE. No RSVP required
Debuted in 2018, Socrates’ Queens Green Day invites the community to learn and play at the Park while digging in to their relationship with Mother Earth.
Get back to your roots with activities and demos from our partners Hellgate Farm, The Connected Chef, Queens Action Council (QuAC), Big Reuse, and Smiling Hogshead Ranch. Move, dance, and explore the weedy borderlands of Socrates with the Environmental Performance Agency (EPA), and encounter a series of site-specific activations that “walk between the worlds” and illuminate our connection to nature with performance artists: Chris Carlone, Stacy Lynn Smith, Hector Canonge, Mare Hieronimus, and Marina Zelenovic.
On stage, 2019 Socrates Artist Fellow Tecumseh Ceaser of the Matinecock clan, First Nation of Queens and Long Island, joins his father Chief Reggie Ceaser to share their culture, and Africa Forest dance brings us the music of Africa now, at once ancient and ultra-modern, to move our souls and our feet.
Neighborhood tip: Catch the debut of new street-art murals at the Welling Court Mural Project (30th Ave and 12th St in Astoria, 12-7 PM).