Individual with light sculpture

Saturday, February 5  •  12:30–4pm

Because of inclement weather, January 29 is postponed. 

Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to offer a family oriented celebration of Lunar New Year. Learn about the lunar cycle through a self guided scavenger hunt that invites visitors to explore the grounds and artwork of Socrates Sculpture Park. Enjoy hot tea using herbs that grow in the Socrates garden by a communal fire, and make your own tea blend to take home at a dry herb bar. And join us for a light sculpture workshop in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum led by educator Harumi Ori, geared towards families with children 5-11 years old, pre-registration required.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • Lunar New Year Scavenger Hunt: Explore the art on view in the Park as well as the Park’s natural environment with a Lunar New Year-themed self-guided scavenger hunt. Visitors will look for artworks depicting the phases of the moon and explore moon-like textures in this interactive activity for all ages. Complete the scavenger hunt and receive a Lunar New Year stamp!
  • Create your own Lunar New Year Tea: Visitors can create their own Lunar New Year tea using herbs found in Socrates Sculpture Park. They will learn about the healing properties of these herbs and leave with their own homemade tea to make at home. Hot tea will also be available for visitors to sample.
  • Warm up, sip tea, and share good luck cheer with views of the East River next to our bonfire. Bring a chair and cozy blanket!

**FEBRUARY 5 WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY FULL**
All participants 5 years and older must be able to provide proof of vaccination upon request and masks are required during the workshop. The workshop will take place in a semi-outdoor space with space heaters. We recommend wearing extra layers to stay warm.

Three workshop times available (please note each workshop is 45 minutes long):
12:30PM
1:30PM
2:30PM

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JOIN US FROM HOME!

Create your own Tea Blend
Download the Recipe Card HERE

Light up with a Light Sculpture with The Noguchi Museum
Download the Lesson Plan HERE

Look high and low
Download the Lunar Scavenger Hunt HERE

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ABOUT THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum comprises two floors of gallery space in a converted factory building, as well as an internationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture garden. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to managing the artist’s archives and catalogue raisonné, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari light sculptures. Provocative installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions related to Noguchi and the milieu in which he worked, offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi’s art and illuminate his enduring influence as a category-defying, multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator. noguchi.org | @noguchimuseum

ABOUT EDUCATOR, HARUMI ORI

portrait of Harumi Ori

Harumi Ori was born in Kyoto and spent her childhood in Japan, Malaysia and the United States. She moved to New York in 1999 to study at the School of Visual Arts and received her second B.F.A with honors. She has been working as an educator at the Noguchi Museum since 2006. She has had several solo shows at the Karuizawa New Art Museum, Whitestone Gallery, Japan (2017), Queens Museum of Art, NY (2003), Permanent collection at Facebook, NYC(2021). Harumi Ori lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Header image by Laura Camila, courtesy of the Noguchi Museum.
Major support for events at Socrates Sculpture Park comes from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.