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The Socrates Annual 2019

The Socrates Annual 2019 2

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Boulevard Queens
New York    + Google Map


Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility, the re-contextualization of domestic motifs, and the examination of biological material, among many others.

Ranging from fantastical to anecdotal to pedagogical, this year’s artists use a variety of narrative strategies. Several artist projects examine storytelling’s many material manifestations, from an homage to a Native American myth in which North America exists on a turtle’s back to a suggestion that a giant has fallen asleep under the Park’s blanket of grass, its exposed nose becoming refuge for a wandering monitor lizard.

Owliday Jingle Mingle

Enjoy  holiday cheer and Santa photo ops at a quaint playcafe. Includes 2 hours of open-play, meet, greet & snap a pic w/ Santa, decorate a gingerbread man, write/mail letters…

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Hopalong Andrew Sing-a-Longs

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger, who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His one-man band performances…

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