LIC Block Party

    Sat, Aug 20, 2016, 12–5pm

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    SculptureCenter's annual LIC Block Party will feature art and entertainment for all ages, taking over the whole of SculptureCenter and the length of Sculpture Street (also known as Purves Street) in Long Island City. The program will include live performances; family-friendly art activities; an Artists' Market, showcasing affordable and functional art and objects; and food from local restaurants. The LIC Block Party is free and open to all!

    The program will include:

    Performances by
    4pm Erin Markey
    3pm Daisy Press
    2pm OTIUM
    1pm Bianca Benson
    Plus Long Island City YMCA's Latin Dance Party at 12:30pm

    DJ Sets by TYGAPAW

    Activity booths by
    Lauren Halsey
    Jeannine Han & Eliza Fisher
    Jan Mun & Gil Lopez
    Other Means
    Sam Stewart
    Sydney Shen
    Diamond Stingily
    Schuyler Tsuda
    Emma Banay & Dave Scanlon's Quilt Music

    And our Block Party Partners:
    American Folk Art Museum, Court Square Civic Association, id NYC, Long Island City Cultural Alliance, Long Island City Partnership, Long Island City YMCA, Materials for the Arts, Museum of the Moving Image, M. Wells and Dutch Kills, The Noguchi Museum, The Office of the New York City Comptroller, Queens Tourism Council, SacredWaters, Sculpture Space NYC, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, and Socrates Sculpture Park

    Artists' Market booths by
    American Chordata, Ash Apothecary, Desert Island, Fastnet, Mixed Media Recordings, On Purpose, Packet Biweekly, The Perfect Nothing Catalog, Peradam, Sanguis Ornatus, and Workaday Handmade

    Bring along new or used books for M. Wells and Dutch Kills' Book Cart on Crescent, a free neighborhood library opening this fall in Long Island City and compostable household materials to feed to Smiling Hogshead Ranch's worm petting zoo.

    Lead sponsorship provided by Astoria Bank
    Brause Realty, Court Square Diner, Dutch LIC, Modern Spaces, Rockrose, Silvercup Properties, and NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy van Bramer

    Media Partners
    BORO, The Brooklyn Rail,, The Queens Courier, and We Heart Astoria

    Doughnut Plant, Hibino LIC, Rockaway Brewing Co., Stolle, and SugarCube