LIC Block Party!

Purves St. @Jackson Ave. and 43rd. Ave., Long Island City, NY  11101

START: 12:00 PM September 8, 2012

END: 5:00 PM September 8, 2012

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Head on over to the SculptureCenter this Saturday for the first LIC Block Party ever! This fun and free event will feature artist-led activity tents, a stage with live music and interactive performances and a community-built, large-scale temporary sculpture as well as an Artist Vendor Market and a family-friendly local food court.

Here a breakdown of some of what you can expect:
Tarot readings with Jesse van Buren, pom-pom making with Abby Walton and Travis Boyer, Cubist face painting with Stephanie Dodes, carnival games with Lior Shvil, discover your inner child with Jacques Louis Vidal, balloon activities with Ross Moreno and Justin Cooper, ask a lawyer with The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), Elastic City neighborhood walks with Ben Weber, wondrous disguises and costumes with HiChristina! and clean your pennies with the Clean Penny Service. Kim Holleman will bring an oasis on wheels with Trailer Park, a mobile public park and Free Style Art will lead block party guests in building a large-scale temporary sculpture inspired by the changing architectural landscape of Long Island City.

Artist Jennifer Sullivan will emcee a music and performance program featuring the all female mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache, The Kate Bush Dance Troupe, Queens Jazz Overground, and Neal Medlyn, as well as a Fitness Intermission presented by the Long Island City YMCA. Take a break from the block party and participate in a Masala Bhangra Workout® dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra with the exhilaration of Bollywood movies. Wind down with special late afternoon DJ sets by DJ JAR JAR WATTVR aka Jory Rabinovitz and Jesse Hlebo.

The Artist Market will feature sculpture, works on paper, clothing, artisanal soaps, books, zines, records, jewelry, tableware, and more by: Jessica Barensfeld, Ariel Dill, Gina Beavers, Guy Ben-Ari, Fredericks and Mae, Katy Krantz, Denise Kupferschmidt, Miniature Garden Publications, Caitlin Mociun, Paper Monument, Primary Information, Brie Ruais, Hanna Sandin, Shabd, Julia Sherman, Silva / Bradshaw, Kirk Stoller, Swill Children, Jeffrey Tranchell, Twig Terrariums, Leah Wolff, Gil Yefman and Rona Yefman.

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