Open Call For Design Proposals: Folly/Function 2018
Jan
18
12:00 AM00:00

Open Call For Design Proposals: Folly/Function 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite emerging designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the Park fulfills its role as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.

Socrates Sculpture Park, located in Long Island City, Queens, is one of the most distinct cultural organizations in the country with its combination of waterfront setting, accessibility, and community-based programming. As a venue for the presentation of public art, a New York City park, and an active social space, Socrates harnesses the power of creative minds to transform the urban landscape.

In earlier years the design-build competition investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. More recently the competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility by proposing designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while also addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2018 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate public seating for the Park; specifically, this call is for movable single or double outdoor seating for at least 25 people.

The seating should be easily movable by park visitors and staff, but solid enough that visitors are discouraged from removing it from the Park. To allow for efficient storage, entrants should consider structures that can be disassembled seasonally. The seating should also have a unique and cohesive identity that distinguishes it from the surrounding art installations or typical Parks Department designs. The outdoor seats should last at least three seasons (2018-2020) and should be weather-resistant. These criteria, in addition to a realistic project budget, will be strictly applied when reviewing submissions. A submission will not be selected if this project, in the judgment of the jury, does not convincingly demonstrate this capability.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Monday, January 8, 2018 | 11:59 p.m. EST


JURY
Allan Wexler, Artist
Chee Pearlman, Curator, Arts and Design, TED Conferences
Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY
Elaine Molinar, Partner, Snøhetta
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
Leon Ransmeier, Designer, Ransmeier, Inc.


SITE
The project is not confined to a single site within the Park. Instead, entrants should design movable structures adaptable for multiple locations, which will include areas adjacent to the Park entrance, to its education area, and throughout the landscape. Please consider the uneven terrain of the Park.

->To review images of past artist-produced seating in use in the Park, look through the archive of artist projects here: bit.ly/2iHzJG3

->To download a site plan, click here: bit.ly/2hcxdr8

Before developing their submissions, applicants are encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, and to explore our website to learn about the history and context of the Folly program. A competitive proposal will address the site’s rugged, urban outdoor environment. Please be aware that the winning proposal is subject to final approval by Socrates and League staff, and must meet safety and technical requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.


AWARD AND INSTALLATION
One project will be chosen. The recipient will receive a total $6,000 production grant to realize the proposed project for single or double outdoor seating that accommodates at least 25 people. All aspects, including design, materials, delivery, labor, and initial installation of the seating structures must be within the $6,000 budget included in your submission. Socrates Sculpture Park has facilities and equipment that can be utilized in the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the project and the recipient will have full access to these resources during a two-month period at the Park, beginning in March 2018. The initial public use of the structures will be in June 2018. The project will be documented with a digital feature on archleague.org.

To download a complete list of available equipment, click here:bit.ly/2h6Y88e

Read about past Folly publications for the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 competitions: bit.ly/2znfdVF


ELIGIBILITY
Emerging architects and designers are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted from individuals and firms; entrants need not be licensed. Architects and designers outside of New York City are eligible to apply, but housing and transportation are not provided as part of the award. If selected, non-residents will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Students are not eligible to apply.

Please note that this is a hands-on opportunity and the winner will be responsible for the design and production of the seating structures. Fabrication can take place in either the Park’s outdoor studio facilities or off-site, or both.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS
The Folly selection process is competitive. A jury of architects, artists, and art professionals will select a single project to be realized within the grounds of Socrates Sculpture Park. Applicants are asked to submit two PDF files in addition to completing an online form: one file is the Project Proposal and the second file is the Project Preview Slides. Proposals must include the following components, which must be formatted as instructed below and submitted via this Formstack form no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 8, 2018.


PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS
->Proposals must be presented on no more than 25 pages. Please submit as one PDF file.

->Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, telephone number, email, project title, and a single paragraph of not more than 150 words summarizing your proposed project. Please indicate on your cover sheet whether you previously submitted a proposal for Folly. If you are applying as a team, please include the names and emails for each team member and identify one team member as the Lead Contact.

->Submit a project proposal of up to 1,000 words that clearly describes the project and its relationship to the Park and the Folly/Function competition AND offers a description of how the project fits within the financial parameters. A preliminary budget should be included that identifies expenses and demonstrates feasibility within the $6,000 production grant, which should cover the total cost for labor, materials, fabrication, and installation.Applicants are strongly encouraged to include renderings and sketches of the proposed project.

->The resume/CV should include information about your education; work and teaching experience; exhibition history; awards, grants, and residencies; and other relevant information. Provide the names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two people who are familiar with your work.

->Up to seven (7) digital images of recent work. (These images are in addition to any renderings/sketches submitted as part of the project proposal.) Recent works may be built or proposed in any medium. Please note that the jury is particularly interested in past design-build projects and previous experience will be a determining factor. An image script with a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images should also be included. For each image, include the title, date, and a brief description of the work.

–>Project preview slides must be presented on two slides only. Please submit as one PDF file.

–> Include same coversheet as above.

->Select up to two key images of your proposal and submit on one slide.

->The application package should be submitted on Formstack as two PDF files (8 1/2″ x 11″ page). The project proposal should not be more than 25 single-sided pages and 15 megabytes and the project preview slides should not be more than 2 slides and 5 megabytes.

->Packages should be named in the following format: Project Proposal = “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Proposal.pdf and Project Preview Slides = “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Preview Slides.pdf

->PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 11:59PM EST ON JANUARY 8, 2018


QUESTIONS
Applicants may email questions to folly@archleague.org. All questions and answers will be posted on The Architectural League’s and Socrates Sculpture Park’s websites. Click here to read the FAQs: bit.ly/2iFqyWC 

An information session on the Folly 2018 competition will also be held on November 28th; click here to read about this upcoming event: bit.ly/2jeQqNe

Download a competition PDF: bit.ly/2yJ7wtu


PROJECT DIRECTORS
Jess Wilcox, Director of Exhibitions, Socrates Sculpture Park
Anne Rieselbach, Program Director, The Architectural League of New York


ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURE LEAGUE
The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking and debate about the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future. Learn more atarchleague.org


SUPPORT
Folly/Function, a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York, is supported with a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Paula Cooper, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Agnes Gund, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, and Spacetime C. C. Special thanks to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Member Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

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Moriah Evans: Figuring
Jan
9
to Jan 14

Moriah Evans: Figuring

SculptureCenter presents a new performance work by choreographer Moriah Evans in conjunction with American Realness. Originating from internal physical processes, Moriah Evans' 'Figuring' takes micro movements as method. Through the engagement of energies, reactions, and interactions, three female performers make visible and audible internal systems in order to pitch them against the external forces of space and other. 'Figuring' brings forth the unseen, yet felt, world of bodies and space.

Choreography and performance:
Moriah Evans with Lizzie Feidelson, Nicole Marie Mannarino, and Sarah Beth Percival
Lights: 
Kathy Kaufmann
Visual Design: 
Strauss Bourque-LaFrance and Moriah Evans
Sound: 
To be confirmed

'Figuring' is commissioned by SculptureCenter and is presented by SculptureCenter in conjunction with American Realness.

Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Learn more:
http://www.sculpture-center.org/exhibitionsExhibition.htm?id=137347

Image courtesy the artist and MoMA PS1. Photo: Derek Schultz

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Open Call For Design Proposals: Folly/Function 2018
Jan
8
12:00 AM00:00

Open Call For Design Proposals: Folly/Function 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite emerging designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the Park fulfills its role as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.

Socrates Sculpture Park, located in Long Island City, Queens, is one of the most distinct cultural organizations in the country with its combination of waterfront setting, accessibility, and community-based programming. As a venue for the presentation of public art, a New York City park, and an active social space, Socrates harnesses the power of creative minds to transform the urban landscape.

In earlier years the design-build competition investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. More recently the competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility by proposing designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while also addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2018 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate public seating for the Park; specifically, this call is for movable single or double outdoor seating for at least 25 people.

The seating should be easily movable by park visitors and staff, but solid enough that visitors are discouraged from removing it from the Park. To allow for efficient storage, entrants should consider structures that can be disassembled seasonally. The seating should also have a unique and cohesive identity that distinguishes it from the surrounding art installations or typical Parks Department designs. The outdoor seats should last at least three seasons (2018-2020) and should be weather-resistant. These criteria, in addition to a realistic project budget, will be strictly applied when reviewing submissions. A submission will not be selected if this project, in the judgment of the jury, does not convincingly demonstrate this capability.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Monday, January 8, 2018 | 11:59 p.m. EST


JURY
Allan Wexler, Artist
Chee Pearlman, Curator, Arts and Design, TED Conferences
Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY
Elaine Molinar, Partner, Snøhetta
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
Leon Ransmeier, Designer, Ransmeier, Inc.


SITE
The project is not confined to a single site within the Park. Instead, entrants should design movable structures adaptable for multiple locations, which will include areas adjacent to the Park entrance, to its education area, and throughout the landscape. Please consider the uneven terrain of the Park.

->To review images of past artist-produced seating in use in the Park, look through the archive of artist projects here: bit.ly/2iHzJG3

->To download a site plan, click here: bit.ly/2hcxdr8

Before developing their submissions, applicants are encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, and to explore our website to learn about the history and context of the Folly program. A competitive proposal will address the site’s rugged, urban outdoor environment. Please be aware that the winning proposal is subject to final approval by Socrates and League staff, and must meet safety and technical requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.


AWARD AND INSTALLATION
One project will be chosen. The recipient will receive a total $6,000 production grant to realize the proposed project for single or double outdoor seating that accommodates at least 25 people. All aspects, including design, materials, delivery, labor, and initial installation of the seating structures must be within the $6,000 budget included in your submission. Socrates Sculpture Park has facilities and equipment that can be utilized in the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the project and the recipient will have full access to these resources during a two-month period at the Park, beginning in March 2018. The initial public use of the structures will be in June 2018. The project will be documented with a digital feature on archleague.org.

To download a complete list of available equipment, click here:bit.ly/2h6Y88e

Read about past Folly publications for the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 competitions: bit.ly/2znfdVF


ELIGIBILITY
Emerging architects and designers are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted from individuals and firms; entrants need not be licensed. Architects and designers outside of New York City are eligible to apply, but housing and transportation are not provided as part of the award. If selected, non-residents will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Students are not eligible to apply.

Please note that this is a hands-on opportunity and the winner will be responsible for the design and production of the seating structures. Fabrication can take place in either the Park’s outdoor studio facilities or off-site, or both.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS
The Folly selection process is competitive. A jury of architects, artists, and art professionals will select a single project to be realized within the grounds of Socrates Sculpture Park. Applicants are asked to submit two PDF files in addition to completing an online form: one file is the Project Proposal and the second file is the Project Preview Slides. Proposals must include the following components, which must be formatted as instructed below and submitted via this Formstack form no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 8, 2018.


PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS
->Proposals must be presented on no more than 25 pages. Please submit as one PDF file.

->Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, telephone number, email, project title, and a single paragraph of not more than 150 words summarizing your proposed project. Please indicate on your cover sheet whether you previously submitted a proposal for Folly. If you are applying as a team, please include the names and emails for each team member and identify one team member as the Lead Contact.

->Submit a project proposal of up to 1,000 words that clearly describes the project and its relationship to the Park and the Folly/Function competition AND offers a description of how the project fits within the financial parameters. A preliminary budget should be included that identifies expenses and demonstrates feasibility within the $6,000 production grant, which should cover the total cost for labor, materials, fabrication, and installation.Applicants are strongly encouraged to include renderings and sketches of the proposed project.

->The resume/CV should include information about your education; work and teaching experience; exhibition history; awards, grants, and residencies; and other relevant information. Provide the names, affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two people who are familiar with your work.

->Up to seven (7) digital images of recent work. (These images are in addition to any renderings/sketches submitted as part of the project proposal.) Recent works may be built or proposed in any medium. Please note that the jury is particularly interested in past design-build projects and previous experience will be a determining factor. An image script with a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images should also be included. For each image, include the title, date, and a brief description of the work.

–>Project preview slides must be presented on two slides only. Please submit as one PDF file.

–> Include same coversheet as above.

->Select up to two key images of your proposal and submit on one slide.

->The application package should be submitted on Formstack as two PDF files (8 1/2″ x 11″ page). The project proposal should not be more than 25 single-sided pages and 15 megabytes and the project preview slides should not be more than 2 slides and 5 megabytes.

->Packages should be named in the following format: Project Proposal = “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Proposal.pdf and Project Preview Slides = “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Preview Slides.pdf

->PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 11:59PM EST ON JANUARY 8, 2018


QUESTIONS
Applicants may email questions to folly@archleague.org. All questions and answers will be posted on The Architectural League’s and Socrates Sculpture Park’s websites. Click here to read the FAQs: bit.ly/2iFqyWC 

An information session on the Folly 2018 competition will also be held on November 28th; click here to read about this upcoming event: bit.ly/2jeQqNe

Download a competition PDF: bit.ly/2yJ7wtu


PROJECT DIRECTORS
Jess Wilcox, Director of Exhibitions, Socrates Sculpture Park
Anne Rieselbach, Program Director, The Architectural League of New York


ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURE LEAGUE
The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking and debate about the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future. Learn more atarchleague.org


SUPPORT
Folly/Function, a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York, is supported with a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Paula Cooper, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Agnes Gund, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, and Spacetime C. C. Special thanks to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Member Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

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Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Rising: A Benefit for Puerto Rico

Event to benefit the people in the Luquetti community in Yauco, Puerto Rico whom were hard hit by hurricane Maria. 100 homes destroyed due to river overflowing into their homes and have been told they need to abandon their homes for they are deemed unsafe to live. Funds raised will give them much needed relief while long term relief can arrive. Hosted by Jackson's Eatery and Bar in LIC. Raffles, $6 mojitos and a special performance by Melissa Otero, founder of Stardust Foundation.

We will be presenting a clip of the first relief trip in November and updates on how the community is coping. To view video of our work, visithttps://youtu.be/N74i4XXrsrw

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Winter Recess: The LEGO Batman Movie and Superhero workshop
Dec
23
to Jan 1

Winter Recess: The LEGO Batman Movie and Superhero workshop

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Enjoy family time at MoMI this holiday season with daily matinees of The LEGO Batman Movie and drop-in Superhero-themed artmaking workshops inspired by the film, featuring activities such as designing your very own superhero costumes and masks, making animations, and more! 

Daily from Saturday, December 23 through Monday, January 1 (except for Christmas Day when the Museum will be closed).

11:00 a.m. 
The LEGO Batman Movie
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Dir. Chris McKay. 2017, 104 mins. DCP. Featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes. Batman must face the villains of Gotham City again, but this time with his new sidekick Robin and fellow caped-crusader Batgirl, along with his ally Commissioner Barbara Gordon. This lively animated movie combines our favorite Gotham City characters with the LEGO toy universe, for hilarious superhero fun. 

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except on Dec. 24 when the Museum closes at 3:00 p.m.)
Superhero-themed Moving Image Studio
Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Create your own superhero world during winter recess with the Museum’s drop-in art making workshops for families. Activities include making one’s own LEGO animations and superhero masks, and designing superhero costumes. Free with Museum admission no reservations necessary.

Tickets for screenings are $15 adults / $11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for Museum members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Ticket purchase includes Museum admission and entry to the workshop.

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Moonstruck - 30th anniversary screening
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Moonstruck - 30th anniversary screening

With its unique New York flavor and blend of outright comedy and charm,Moonstruck endures as a great romantic comedy. This 30th anniversary screening will be followed by a conversation with John Patrick Shanley, who won an Oscar for his original screenplay, and other guests to be announced.

Dir. Norman Jewison. 1987, 102 mins. 35mm. With Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello. Moonstruck is one of the most magical of romantic comedies, an ensemble piece held together by the unique poetic charm of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s writing. Cher is a revelation as Loretta Castorini, a young Brooklyn widow who is supposed to marry Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) but falls for his brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage). Also lovestruck is Loretta’s cynical mother Rose, unforgettably played by Olympia Dukakis. Shanley, Cher, and Dukakis all won Academy Awards. 

Tickets: $20 ($15 Museum members at Standard through Premium levels / Free for Silver Screen and above).

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Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships
Dec
19
12:01 AM00:01

Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Beginning October 23, 2017, Socrates Sculpture Park invites artists to submit proposals for the Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), an annual residency program and The Socrates Annual exhibition that awards 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park.

EAF18 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and five-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio. The completed works will become part of an outdoor exhibition, The Socrates Annual, opening in fall 2018.

In addition to the production grant and studio access, Socrates will produce an electronic publication to accompany the exhibition and be made available online, for free. A printed version of the publication will be provided to EAF18 artists. Administrative support may also be provided for additional fundraising and securing in-kind contributions depending on the project, but artists should propose projects within the parameters of the production grant. Artists are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide some limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
NOTIFICATION: APRIL 2018
RESIDENCY/FELLOWSHIP: MAY 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2018
EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 2018 – MARCH 2019
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS:
https://socratessculpturepark.submittable.com/submit

HELPFUL DOCS TO DOWNLOAD
1. EAF18 Application Instructions: bit.ly/2z3Fngy
2. Program & Exhibition FAQs: bit.ly/2yK5qGl
2. Equipment List: bit.ly/2h6Y88e

SITE
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, before preparing their applications and to explore Socrates’ website to learn about the history and context of the organization and exhibition archive. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and an overview of the facilities available at Socrates, from the tools and equipment in the studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood in Long Island City.

REVIEW PROCESS
The EAF program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (December 18, 2018 at 11:59PM) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and two curatorial advisors. Fifteen artists will be selected for the 2018 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent and unique approach to the site and public context. Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in spring 2018.

FELLOWSHIP/RESIDENCY
Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all 15 Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late April or early May, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY
Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for the Emerging Artist Fellowship program. Artists who have applied before (but never shown at Socrates) are eligible.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Only online proposals are accepted.

QUESTIONS?
Email EAF@socratessculpturepark.org with questions or concerns.

SUPPORT
We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s major exhibition support is provided by grants and contributions from the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Paula Cooper, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Agnes Gund, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Plant Specialists, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C., and our generous Board of Directors.. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT
Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is a center of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment. www.socratessculpturepark.org

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Colibrí Sound Bath at Sacred Waters
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Colibrí Sound Bath at Sacred Waters

Let the Magic and integrity of the Colibrí Community take you on a deep Shamanic Sound Healing Journey. Allow the sounds of the Jungle, crystal bowls, gongs, mantras, Ikaros and Native sacred songs help you reconnect with your true nature. The science of sound healing is designed to harmonize the body, mind and spirit. 

Colibrí Community is dedicated to the preservation and practice of Sacred Art Traditions from Native lineages around the world. Our mission is to share this cultural vision to transform the expansion of human consciousness. With respect for the ancient ways of our ancestors, we humble ourselves and walk in the lifelong process of learning to reconnect in honorable and respectful devotion to Great Spirit. 

Doors will open at 7:30; door closes and sound healing begins promptly at 8:00. Participants may bring yoga mats or blankets.

$27 Energy Exchange preregistration and $30 at the door. Space is limited; call 718.752.1414 or stop by in person to RSVP.

Give what you can. Receive what you need. Be good family, always...in all ways.

With Respect & Love

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Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships
Dec
18
12:00 AM00:00

Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Beginning October 23, 2017, Socrates Sculpture Park invites artists to submit proposals for the Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), an annual residency program and The Socrates Annual exhibition that awards 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park.

EAF18 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and five-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio. The completed works will become part of an outdoor exhibition, The Socrates Annual, opening in fall 2018.

In addition to the production grant and studio access, Socrates will produce an electronic publication to accompany the exhibition and be made available online, for free. A printed version of the publication will be provided to EAF18 artists. Administrative support may also be provided for additional fundraising and securing in-kind contributions depending on the project, but artists should propose projects within the parameters of the production grant. Artists are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide some limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
NOTIFICATION: APRIL 2018
RESIDENCY/FELLOWSHIP: MAY 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2018
EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 2018 – MARCH 2019
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS:
https://socratessculpturepark.submittable.com/submit

HELPFUL DOCS TO DOWNLOAD
1. EAF18 Application Instructions: bit.ly/2z3Fngy
2. Program & Exhibition FAQs: bit.ly/2yK5qGl
2. Equipment List: bit.ly/2h6Y88e

SITE
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, before preparing their applications and to explore Socrates’ website to learn about the history and context of the organization and exhibition archive. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and an overview of the facilities available at Socrates, from the tools and equipment in the studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood in Long Island City.

REVIEW PROCESS
The EAF program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (December 18, 2018 at 11:59PM) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and two curatorial advisors. Fifteen artists will be selected for the 2018 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent and unique approach to the site and public context. Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in spring 2018.

FELLOWSHIP/RESIDENCY
Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all 15 Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late April or early May, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY
Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for the Emerging Artist Fellowship program. Artists who have applied before (but never shown at Socrates) are eligible.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Only online proposals are accepted.

QUESTIONS?
Email EAF@socratessculpturepark.org with questions or concerns.

SUPPORT
We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s major exhibition support is provided by grants and contributions from the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Paula Cooper, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Agnes Gund, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Plant Specialists, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C., and our generous Board of Directors.. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT
Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is a center of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment. www.socratessculpturepark.org

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Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships
Dec
18
12:00 AM00:00

Apply Now for 2018 Artist Fellowships

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Beginning October 23, 2017, Socrates Sculpture Park invites artists to submit proposals for the Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF), an annual residency program and The Socrates Annual exhibition that awards 15 artists the opportunity to produce and exhibit sculpture and installation in the Park.

EAF18 recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project, and five-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio. The completed works will become part of an outdoor exhibition, The Socrates Annual, opening in fall 2018.

In addition to the production grant and studio access, Socrates will produce an electronic publication to accompany the exhibition and be made available online, for free. A printed version of the publication will be provided to EAF18 artists. Administrative support may also be provided for additional fundraising and securing in-kind contributions depending on the project, but artists should propose projects within the parameters of the production grant. Artists are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary) and installation of their works. Socrates will provide some limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M-F, 10AM – 6PM. Specifics of assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
NOTIFICATION: APRIL 2018
RESIDENCY/FELLOWSHIP: MAY 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2018
EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 2018 – MARCH 2019
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS:
https://socratessculpturepark.submittable.com/submit

HELPFUL DOCS TO DOWNLOAD
1. EAF18 Application Instructions: bit.ly/2z3Fngy
2. Program & Exhibition FAQs: bit.ly/2yK5qGl
2. Equipment List: bit.ly/2h6Y88e

SITE
Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, before preparing their applications and to explore Socrates’ website to learn about the history and context of the organization and exhibition archive. Visiting the Park will give applicants a better sense of the factors that effect installations in the Park and an overview of the facilities available at Socrates, from the tools and equipment in the studio to the resources of the surrounding neighborhood in Long Island City.

REVIEW PROCESS
The EAF program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed on-line applications must be submitted by the deadline (December 18, 2018 at 11:59PM) and will be reviewed by the Socrates exhibition department and two curatorial advisors. Fifteen artists will be selected for the 2018 program. Artists are selected based on the compelling nature of the project proposed, clarity of intent and unique approach to the site and public context. Following the recommendations of the curatorial advisors, Socrates staff will contact applicants individually to discuss proposed projects before confirming the final selection in spring 2018.

FELLOWSHIP/RESIDENCY
Once accepted, Socrates staff members will meet with each Fellow to discuss project proposals in detail and begin to assist with the development, engineering, and installation of the work. A group meeting for all 15 Fellows and Socrates staff will take place one evening in late April or early May, followed by an on-site orientation and individual progress meetings throughout the fellowship to assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and review next steps. Selected works are subject to final approval by Socrates staff and must meet safety requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

ELIGIBILITY
Fellowships are awarded to artists whose careers and artistic practices would benefit from the opportunity. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university at the time of application are NOT eligible for the Emerging Artist Fellowship program. Artists who have applied before (but never shown at Socrates) are eligible.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Only online proposals are accepted.

QUESTIONS?
Email EAF@socratessculpturepark.org with questions or concerns.

SUPPORT
We are eternally grateful for longstanding support from the Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York Community Trust, which has enabled the Emerging Artist Fellowship program to grow and evolve since its founding in 1995.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s major exhibition support is provided by grants and contributions from the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Paula Cooper, Mark di Suvero, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Agnes Gund, The Kayden Family, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger, Joel Shapiro and Ellen Phelan, Plant Specialists, Leonard and Louise Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith, Spacetime C. C., and our generous Board of Directors.. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

And special thanks goes to our public partners, including the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl.

ABOUT
Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is a center of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment. www.socratessculpturepark.org

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Monthly Art Workshops for Children and Families in LIC.
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Art Workshops for Children and Families in LIC.

 

LIC-Artist Michelle Goguen is offering monthly Art
Workshops for Children and Families.

OCTOBER: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Spook Spectacular! Spider webs,
witches and spooky trees, that’s what October is all about! Come explore the spookiness with Artist/Teacher Michelle Goguen and take home some fun artwork, too.

NOVEMBER: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! In November we mix paints and create fun, unique pumpkins with silly faces and be inspired by the line and pattern work of artist Romero Britto paintings. Gorgeous frameable artwork to take home, for the older students.

DECEMBER: Saturday, December 16th, 2017 – Calling all Angels! Come join Artist/Teacher Michelle Goguen for a fun-filled morning of creating Angel Heirloom Christmas ornaments. Each angel is unique and fashioned after the child creator in this fun, unique art class. 

Come join us at the Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City for a fun art workshop celebrating each month with hands-on creative art projects!

Art classes teach children critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, problems have more than one solution, right brain development and brings meaning and beauty to their daily lives.

Family Fun Workshops: 11am – 12 noon
One adult, one child - $15 with a one time $5 material fee. Cash ONLY, please. Additional family members, $5 each. These classes are designed for an adult and a child up to 5 years, but older children can join the family, as well. Each class we will gather around a big table and work on a variety of art techniques: draw, paint, color, collage, sculpt and print! All projects are to be taken home that day. Please bring your enthusiasm, creativity, and a bag to hold any “wet” work. 

Drop off Art Classes for 6-10 year olds: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Children 6-10 years old can be dropped off for the one hour class. Independent children, only, please. Please be on time – no late arrivals will be accepted. Each class is $10, with a $5 material fee. Cash ONLY, please. 

About Teaching Artist Michelle Goguen: Michelle has been teaching in private and public schools as an art teacher for the past 13 years. She has her BA in Children in the Creative Arts and her Master’s in Art Education. She is a Professional Licensed NY State Visual Arts teacher and has a deep passion working with and bringing out creativity at the highest level for children of all ages. She works with Light and Reflection in her own artwork and has shown her work many times at the Plaxall Gallery and various galleries in NYC. www.michellegoguen.com

Terms: 
Please sign up before the day of class to confirm availability. Please fill in the sheet below, with payment information and send to Michelle Goguen at: 3606 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11106. 

Please note: Only 20 people per class. 

No refunds. One cancellation can be used towards the next class. Only one. 
Email: Fairygodmamma@aol.com.
Please call Michelle, 917-523-9920 with any questions or concerns, or email: Fairygodmamma@aol.com

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Monthly Art Workshops for Children and Families in LIC
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Monthly Art Workshops for Children and Families in LIC

LIC-Artist Michelle Goguen is offering monthly Art
Workshops for Children and Families.

OCTOBER: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Spook Spectacular! Spider webs,
witches and spooky trees, that’s what October is all about! Come explore the spookiness with Artist/Teacher Michelle Goguen and take home some fun artwork, too.

NOVEMBER: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! In November we mix paints and create fun, unique pumpkins with silly faces and be inspired by the line and pattern work of artist Romero Britto paintings. Gorgeous frameable artwork to take home, for the older students.

DECEMBER: Saturday, December 16th, 2017 – Calling all Angels! Come join Artist/Teacher Michelle Goguen for a fun-filled morning of creating Angel Heirloom Christmas ornaments. Each angel is unique and fashioned after the child creator in this fun, unique art class. 

Come join us at the Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City for a fun art workshop celebrating each month with hands-on creative art projects!

Art classes teach children critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, problems have more than one solution, right brain development and brings meaning and beauty to their daily lives.

Family Fun Workshops: 11am – 12 noon
One adult, one child - $15 with a one time $5 material fee. Cash ONLY, please. Additional family members, $5 each. These classes are designed for an adult and a child up to 5 years, but older children can join the family, as well. Each class we will gather around a big table and work on a variety of art techniques: draw, paint, color, collage, sculpt and print! All projects are to be taken home that day. Please bring your enthusiasm, creativity, and a bag to hold any “wet” work. 

Drop off Art Classes for 6-10 year olds: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Children 6-10 years old can be dropped off for the one hour class. Independent children, only, please. Please be on time – no late arrivals will be accepted. Each class is $10, with a $5 material fee. Cash ONLY, please. 

About Teaching Artist Michelle Goguen: Michelle has been teaching in private and public schools as an art teacher for the past 13 years. She has her BA in Children in the Creative Arts and her Master’s in Art Education. She is a Professional Licensed NY State Visual Arts teacher and has a deep passion working with and bringing out creativity at the highest level for children of all ages. She works with Light and Reflection in her own artwork and has shown her work many times at the Plaxall Gallery and various galleries in NYC. www.michellegoguen.com

Terms: 
Please sign up before the day of class to confirm availability. Please fill in the sheet below, with payment information and send to Michelle Goguen at: 3606 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11106. 

Please note: Only 20 people per class. 

No refunds. One cancellation can be used towards the next class. Only one. 
Email: Fairygodmamma@aol.com.
Please call Michelle, 917-523-9920 with any questions or concerns, or email: Fairygodmamma@aol.com

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Night at the Museum: Artist Holiday Party
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Night at the Museum: Artist Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with artists and friends at this year-end Night at the Museum. Explore our acclaimed lineup of exhibitions, including "Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting" and "Cathy Wilkes", after hours while enjoying treats by M. Wells, seasonal cocktails, and the VW Dome re-imagined as a giant, immersive snow globe. Featuring DJ sets by Kindness, USHKA, and GORGON.

Special thanks to our artist hosts: Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Charles Atlas, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Baga, Kevin Beasley, Katherine Bernhardt, Huma Bhabha, Ian Cheng, Papo Colo, Jules de Balincourt, Simon Denny, Olafur Eliasson, Cyprien Gaillard, David Hallberg, Camille Henrot, Roni Horn, Matthew Day Jackson, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Stanya Kahn, Devin Kenny, Ragnar Kjartansson, Josh Kline, Liz Magic Laser, Glenn Ligon, Josephine Meckseper, Julie Mehretu, Naeem Mohaiemen, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Lorraine O'Grady, Adam Pendleton, Jack Pierson, Ugo Rondinone, Rachel Rose, Aura Rosenberg, Jacolby Satterwhite, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Avery Singer, Casey Spooner, Martine Syms, Mickalene Thomas, Ryan Trecartin, Stewart Uoo, Francesco Vezzoli, Adrian Villar Rojas, Hank Willis Thomas, Jordan Wolfson, Anicka Yi

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. This event is open to all ages.

General admission tickets ($15; MoMA members $13; MoMA PS1+ members free) are available online, or at the box office during the event. MoMA and MoMA PS1+ members can secure tickets in advance by calling (718) 784-2084 and choosing extension 0 during museum hours.

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Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market

The ONLY way to shop for the holidays. Find unique local gifts while partaking in the Spiked Mug Fest. Grab your mug & taste unlimlited winter cocktails created by The Ravel Mixologists, selected wine and winter beer. Music, Santa and tons of fun at the posh Ravel Hotel. One weekend only so don't miss it!

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Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Spiked Mug Fest & Holiday Market

The ONLY way to shop for the holidays. Find unique local gifts while partaking in the Spiked Mug Fest. Grab your mug & taste unlimlited winter cocktails created by The Ravel Mixologists, selected wine and winter beer. Music, Santa and tons of fun at the posh Ravel Hotel. One weekend only so don't miss it!

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Dreaming Workshop: Instigation, Interpretation, & Integration
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dreaming Workshop: Instigation, Interpretation, & Integration

Dreamtime is an amazing doorway into ourselves: our emotions, our subconscious mind, our connection to others, our desires, and so much more - the possibilities are infinite! 

This workshop will connect you to this resource and give you tools and vehicles to use this part of yourself in support of the best outcome for you. Topics will include dream interpretation, ways to induce dreaming or use dreaming for personal exploration, and ways to integrate the information into your daily life. Come join us! If you have a dream you'd like to interpret, bring that too :)

$33 - call 718.752.1414 to register or visit us in person at SacredWaters

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Caught in the Act 27
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Caught in the Act 27

December 10th at 8pm, people. Mark your calendars.

Our 27th edition of Caught in the Act — our Intensive Professional Program performance series — promises to be a memorable one.

Special guest Dzul Dance Company’s extra special appearance only adds to the already exciting slate of acts on tap.

No advance tickets necessary, just a suggested donation of $20 at the door.

Doors open at 7:30pm, Curtain at 8pm.

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Center of Attention: Isamu Noguchi, 'Archaeology,' 1966
Dec
10
3:30 PM15:30

Center of Attention: Isamu Noguchi, 'Archaeology,' 1966

Visitors are invited to engage with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through these extended conversations focused around a single work of art. Free with Museum admission, no advance reservations required.

In this installment, we’ll talk about Isamu Noguchi’s ‘Archaeology’ (1966), on view to coincide with the special exhibition 'The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca.'

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Photo: Kevin Noble. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / Artists Rights Society (ARS).
#IsamuNoguchi #NoguchiCoA #architectonic

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Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session

Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:30-5pm
The Noguchi Museum
Education Room

Rainey Park in Astoria, Queens is a waterfront gem in need of some LOVE (aka capital improvements)! 

Green Shore NYC wants to know how you use the park, how you feel about the park (positives and negatives), what you would like to see change and what you would like to stay the same.

This drop-in workshop is designed to allow community members a quick way to share their input about the current state and future of Rainey Park. 

All are welcome. 
Participants receive a free pass for admission to the Noguchi Museum & Garden after their participation in the drop-in workshop. 

Questions?
Email us at mail@greenshoresnyc.org

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Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session

Rainey Park Community Input Drop-In Session
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:30-5pm
The Noguchi Museum
Education Room

Rainey Park in Astoria, Queens is a waterfront gem in need of some LOVE (aka capital improvements)! 

Green Shore NYC wants to know how you use the park, how you feel about the park (positives and negatives), what you would like to see change and what you would like to stay the same.

This drop-in workshop is designed to allow community members a quick way to share their input about the current state and future of Rainey Park. 

All are welcome. 
Participants receive a free pass for admission to the Noguchi Museum & Garden after their participation in the drop-in workshop. 

Questions?
Email us at mail@greenshoresnyc.org

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Winter Sculpture Show and Masks Of The Quotidian Opening
Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Sculpture Show and Masks Of The Quotidian Opening

Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) Winter 3D Sculpture Exhibition
Including a Special Installation: Masks Of The Quotidian

Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 9th

6:30pm, wine and snacks will be served

7:30pm, A multidisciplinary exhibition and dramatic reading of monologues exploring the complex identities of Brazilian women living in Queens. Performances by Fabiana Mattedi and Yasmin Santana. 

8:30pm, A musical concert by The Venus Ensemble, featuring Keith Patchel. Basically, it's an extra-dimensional feast for your famished mind.

This exhibition will run until December 31st

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The Fallen Idol with Robert Henrey in person
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

The Fallen Idol with Robert Henrey in person

As part of our Rialto Pictures: 20 Films for 20 Years series, a special screening of Carol Reed's THE FALLEN IDOL with child star Robert (Bobby) Henrey in person!

The first collaboration between Graham Greene and Carol Reed, before they made The Third Man, is a gripping and somewhat overlooked thriller. Phillipe (Bobby Henrey), the young son of an ambassador in London, idolizes his only friend, the household butler. When the boy discovers a dark secret about Baines (Ralph Richardson), he tries to protect him. This story, involving "adult secrets and childhood fantasies is both unexpected and exceptionally gripping,” wrote Kenneth Turan in The Los Angeles Times. 

Robert Henrey, the French-born actor who played Phillipe—really a non-actor who had never appeared in a film before The Fallen Idol—will have a conversation with Bruce Goldstein after the screening, sharing his amazing stories of living in London as a small child during the Blitz. (Henrey now lives in Connecticut.) 

THE FALLEN IDOL. Dir. Carol Reed. 1948, 95 mins. DCP. With Ralph Richardson, Robert Henrey, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).

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A Night for Tom Petty
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

A Night for Tom Petty

In honor of the legend who left us recently, an evening filled with some of Mr. Petty’s most loved songs

House band:
Wayne Silver: Guitar
Alex Kerckhoff: Guitar
Matt Scharfglass: Bass
John Foti: Keys
Neil Nunziato: Drums
Anthony Cekay: Sax

Featuring guest vocals by:
Jefferson Thomas
Lizzie Edwards
Little Embers
Lesley Barth
Jonny Meyers
Greg Baldwin
Mark Goetz
Bernadette Claffey
Jeanne Marie Boes
Silbin Sandovar
Tom Shaner

BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ICE PLANT RECORDING STUDIO, Check them out at theiceplant.com

No Cover!

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A Night for Tom Petty
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

A Night for Tom Petty

In honor of the legend who left us recently, an evening filled with some of Mr. Petty’s most loved songs

House band:
Wayne Silver: Guitar
Alex Kerckhoff: Guitar
Matt Scharfglass: Bass
John Foti: Keys
Neil Nunziato: Drums
Anthony Cekay: Sax

Featuring guest vocals by:
Jefferson Thomas
Elisabeth Edwards
Little Embers
Lesley Barth
Atlanta Amado Forsythe
Greg Baldwin
Mark Goetz
Bernadette Claffey
Jeanne Marie Boes
Silbin Sandovar
Tom Shaner

No Cover!

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Life Drawing - Every Thursday Night
Dec
7
to Feb 22

Life Drawing - Every Thursday Night

Draw from a live nude model, have a free drink and listen to cool music in a beautiful 12,000 sf art gallery.

No judgments. No skeptical eyes. Open to everyone. 

Join us anytime and get down to business with many shorter timed renditions that are sure to improve your skills, from whatever level they are:
25 minutes of 1 minute posses, 25 min of 2 minute posses, 25 minutes of 5, 10, working up to 20 minute long posses.

When you only have a minute or two to sketch the entire figure, you don't have time to worry what it looks like, you are forced to just draw without judgment. It loosens up your eye and your hand so you can create and see more freely. You will make dozens of drawing, so bring enough paper and get ready for the workout.

We suggest large, cheap news print pads and medium charcoal sticks, so you don’t have to stop to sharpen anything, but any medium that works for you is game; pencel, markers, water color, crayons...

A great place for supplies:
www.artistcraftsman.com
34-09 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, New York, 11101
(Entry located on 34th St between Queens Blvd and 43rd Ave)
718-433-4949

- Bring your own materials (we have drawing boards and some paper and charcoal, but first come, first served)
- $10 admission ($5 for LIC-A members, www.licartists.org/membership ) 
- Free beer, wine and popcorn (21+ if drinking)
- Nude, professional model
- Doors open at 6:30, drawing starts at 7

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Screening: Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Screening: Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer

"Remote Work": Alex Rivera's 2008 sci-fi thriller Sleep Dealer will screen at Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, December 3 with Alex Rivera and human-robot interaction expert Wendy Ju, from Stanford University andCornell Tech, in person.

Sleep Dealer is set In Mexico in the near future, where people perform crucial jobs in the United States without crossing the border. Memo (Luis Fernando Peña) finds a digital factory that connects his nervous system to a robot based in the U.S., but the job comes with physical and personal costs. 

This event is part of #ScienceOnScreen, a program organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Museum of the Moving Image: Sloan Science & Film.

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