LIC Block Party
44-19 Purves St
Long Island City, NY 11101
SculptureCenter is announcing the second annual LIC Block Party, presented with the Purves Street Block Association; this unique event features art and entertainment for all ages. SculptureCenter welcomes guests free of charge. For location details and directions by public transportation and car, please click here. The LIC Block Party features artist-led activities, live music and performances, an artists market showcasing affordable and functional art and objects, and family-friendly food options from local restaurants including the Burger Garage, LIC Market, Manducatis Rustica, Sage, and Soho Snacks.
Activities include: a social media photo booth with Bryan Zanisnik, a carnival game created by Denise Kupferschmidt and Jeffrey Tranchell, donut-making with Julia Sherman, third eye face painting with Stephanie Dodes, a PON-A-THON with Abby Walton and Travis Boyer, coffee ground readings by Faten Kanaan, a makeover tent with HiChristina, balloon twisting by Ross Moreno, thaumatrope making with the Museum of the Moving Image, collaborative creating with The Sketchbook Project, rock transformations with the Noguchi Museum, mixed-media sculpture making with Materials for the Arts, and Jacques Louis Vidal’s consultation center for the creation of contracts between partners, children and their guardians, and owners and their pets…with bubbles.
SculptureCenter’s own Frederick Janka will emcee a performance program featuring DJ Max McFerren, Ross Moreno, the LIC YMCA Bollywood dancers, Faten Kanaan, Urban Technology, and HARIBO.
SculptureCenter has invited a selection of artists to sell their work directly to the public. Participating artists will receive 100% of the proceeds. The Artists Market will feature clothing, drawings, prints, jewelry, publications, records, sculptures, t-shirts, zines, and more by: Adam Kurtz, Court Square Gallery, Erin Considine, FAUX/real, Brian Faucette, Fort Makers, Fuse Works, Hanna Sandin, Julie Thevenot, Kim Hennessy, Miniature Garden publications, n+1, Paper Monument, Paul Branca, Personal Desire Propaganda (Blake Carrington, Grayson Cox, and Asa Gauen), Raul De Nieves, Swill Children, and Yoko Inoue.