Summer Solstice Celebration
6 PM – 10 PM FRIDAY
21st JUNE, 2019
FREE. No RSVP required
The Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year, and one of our favorite occasions to celebrate at Socrates!
In honor of the current exhibition, ‘Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space’, we’ll be taking our festivities from high-energy daylight to reflective starlit nighttime, exploring the celestial-terrestrial connection and otherworldly origins of expression and art.
6-8 PM: ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE
Agostino Arts face-painting (Christopher Agostino’s Transformations), flower crowns & faerie boxes with artist Satya Celeste, tarot readings by Liz Nieves, light sculptures with The Noguchi Museum, spaceship building with Free Style Arts Association, solar observing and telescope tours of the sky with LaGuardia Community College’s Natural Sciences Department, Queens Public Library’s Bookcycle, wish-writing on artist Tamar Ettun’s light-up inflatable, art from students of Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. – CIANA. Plus Tommaso Lana’s Embodied Learning invites you to enact the quote “childhood is running and smiling at the same time” with a participatory activity.
6:30 PM STAGE SHOW
Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art selections from “The Lion King”
Dynasty Breaking NYC breakdancing school demo & performance
Haitian dance & drumming from Alexandra Jean-Joseph and Menesky “Sky” Magloire of Imamou
Sounds of Africa & the Caribbean from Heritage O. P.
8 PM SOLSTICE CEREMONY
Gather around as the sun sets on the longest day of the year and we light fires in our hearts. Cetiliztli Nauhcampa lead the ceremony in Anahuac (Aztec/Mexica) tradition, joined by Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes and a sharing of songs and stories with Kevin Nathaniel with Harmony Mbira, Chief Reggie Herb Dancer Ceaser of the Matinecock tribe, Socrates ‘Chronos Cosmos’ artist Miya Ando, and more.
WITH FOOD from Little Chef Little Kitchen and forward ROOTS!