Two hands holding a seedling, ready to plant

Queens Green Day: Dirtfest 2022
Saturday April 23, 12-5PM

Join us for the opening event of our Spring season with Queens Green Day 2022! 

Celebrate Earth Day with hands-on spring activities as we sow the seeds for the season. The Field Guide series kicks-off with free workshops for all ages, including   a planting workshop for the Socrates garden with our farmer neighbors at Hellgate Farms, composting with BIG Reuse, and a tastings by The Connected Chef

Explore the park with a guided tour by educator Christina Delfico and a scavenger hunt by SSP 2021 Devra Freelander Artist Fellow Rachel Frank

Celebrate with a ribbon cutting of our brand new weather station with artist Heidi Neilson. Don’t forget to submit a name to the Weather Station Naming Contest!

Astoria-based baker For Love and Lemon Cookies offers gluten, dairy and gum free treats for sale. Reiko Füting and New Chamber Ballet will punctuate the day with a site responsive performance. Plus we will have copies of our “Monuments Now” catalog available for purchase!

Let there be dirt!

Schedule of Activities
All Day
‘MONUMENTS NOW’ Catalogue for sale
Location: Welcome Kiosk

All Day
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, self-guided

All Day
For Love and Lemon Cookies

12:00 – 3:00 PM
Planting workshop with Anna Poaster of Hellgate Farms, ending with The Connected Chef community meal, with vegetables and ingredients from the workshop. RSVP here.

12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
BIG Reuse Composting Demo

1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
Park guided tour with Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn
(Drop-in, Size limit: 25)

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Tastings with The Connected Chef. One ingredient, Three Chefs. Kim CalichioOmar Bravo-PaviaDiana Manalan will present dishes inspired by their different cultural traditions, based around one common ingredient. 

4:00 PM
Weather Station naming with Heidi Neilson of SP Weather Station

4:00 – 5:00 PM
“Sound: Moves: Us”
Reiko Füting and New Chamber Ballet Performance

New Chamber Ballet: Anabel Alpert, Megan Foley, Grace Kimble, Nicole McGinnis, dancers / Miro Magloire, choreographer

Composition Studio Reiko Füting (Manhattan School of Music): Yachari Santiago Gutierrez, Yule Han, Euna Joh, Sohwa Lee, Luis McDougal, Tamara McLeod, Jose Eduardo Muñoz, Joshua Nunez, Thomas Palmer, Joohyun Parc, Lin Qiao, Marcelo Ramírez Gaitán, Elliot Roman, R.S. Stricklin III, Wesley Thompson, Angela Tse, Foo Jeng Wong, Haihui Zhang
with Tarun Bellur, Jonathan Collazo, Dániel Matei, William Richards, percussion