Past Events

Saturday, August 20, 12-5pm

LIC Block Party


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
1pm Bianca Benson
Plus Long Island City YMCA's Latin Dance Party at 12:30pm


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

Check out photos from last year's event on our Facebook page plus video from 2013's LIC Block Party below:

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
- Compostable household materials to feed to Smiling Hogshead Ranch's worm petting zoo

Lead sponsorship provided by

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

All information as of August 18, 2016.