Sink or Swim

September 10 | Rain date: September 17
3 – 7 PM

Organized by Socrates’ Special Events Team and in conjunction with the 2022 Artist Fellows, join us for New Agora: Sink or Swim Climate Futures on September 10th to celebrate the opening of The 2022 Socrates Annual. Be the first to see five newly commissioned artworks by this year’s Socrates Sculpture Park Fellows, as they present a unique perspective in response to addressing the urgency, enormity, and challenges of climate change. Join us to hear directly from the artists, with an exhibition walkthrough and Q&A, an activation of Ticnu by 2022 fellow Koyoltzintli, and a self guided scavenger hunt that explores the artworks and the park.

The Special Events Team
Aneesa Razak
Cinco Walter-Hawkins
Keegan Bonds-Harmon
Zainab Hamid


All day – Explore the artwork and the park through a self guided scavenger hunt! Open to all ages with prizes for completion at the Broadway Kiosk.

9:30 am & 11:00 am – Yoga | Free, No Reservations required

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hellgate Farm Stand

11:00 am – 1:00pm – Field Guide: BIO-PLASTICS FASHION SHOW: PART 2 > RSVP required

3:00 pm – Join us for a Ribbon Cutting of our Green Roof by AH-YES

AH-YES Program – six teens from Queens – teamed up with Director of Education Douglas Paulson to design and build a green roof here at Socrates Sculpture Park. Visit the rooftop, talk to its 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. 

3:00 – 7:00 pm – Sink or Swim: Climate Futures, 2022 Artist Fellows exhibition opening

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Tour with the Artist Fellows & Activation by artist fellow Koyoltzintli

Cheyenne Concepcion, Sean Desiree, Koyoltzintli, Randi Renate, Daniel Shieh
Hear directly from the 2022 Annual Artist Fellows about their projects at Socrates Sculpture Park followed by a public Q & A. 
Koyoltzintli will activate her piece Ticnu, through a ceremony of sound and smoke. She will use her clay instruments to offer a sonic prayer to activate the piece.

Food Truck: Gladys Bienvenida Restaurante