Past Events

Saturday August 3, 12-5PM

The Second Annual LIC Block Party

SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter is very pleased to announce the second annual LIC Block Party, presented with the Purves Street Block Association; this unique event features art and entertainment for all ages. SculptureCenter welcomes guests free of charge. For location details and directions by public transportation and car, please click here. The LIC Block Party features artist-led activities, live music and performances, an artists market showcasing affordable and functional art and objects, and family-friendly food options from local restaurants including the Burger Garage, LIC Market, Manducatis Rustica, Sage General Store, and Soho Snacks.

Activities include: a social media photo booth with Bryan Zanisnik, a carnival game created by Denise Kupferschmidt and Jeffrey Tranchell, donut-making with Julia Sherman, third eye face painting with Stephanie Dodes, a PON-A-THON with Abby Walton and Travis Boyer, coffee ground readings by Faten Kanaan, a makeover tent with HiChristina, balloon twisting by Ross Moreno, thaumatrope making with the Museum of the Moving Image, collaborative creating with The Sketchbook Project, rock transformations with the Noguchi Museum, mixed-media sculpture making with Materials for the Arts, and Jacques Louis Vidal's consultation center for the creation of contracts between partners, children and their guardians, and owners and their pets...with bubbles.

SculptureCenter's own Frederick Janka will emcee a performance program featuring DJ Max McFerren, Ross Moreno, the LIC YMCA Bollywood dancers, Faten Kanaan, Urban Technology, and HARIBO.

SculptureCenter has invited a selection of artists to sell their work directly to the public. Participating artists will receive 100% of the proceeds. The Artists Market will feature clothing, drawings, prints, jewelry, publications, records, sculptures, t-shirts, zines, and more by: Adam Kurtz, Court Square Gallery, Erin Considine, FAUX/real, Brian Faucette, Fort Makers, Fuse Works, Hanna Sandin, Julie Thevenot, KENZA International Beauty, Kim Hennessy, Miniature Garden publications, n+1, Paper Monument, Paul Branca, Personal Desire Propaganda (Blake Carrington, Grayson Cox, and Asa Gauen), Raul De Nieves, Swill Children, and Yoko Inoue. Mixtape by Young Enya.

Event Sponsors:
Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Rockrose Development Corp., Modern Spaces NYC, Nest Seekers International, the Z Hotel, Fine Art Frameworks, Green Mountain Energy, Uber, Big City Graph-X & Printing, and Paris Images Screen Printing.

Media Partners:
The L Magazine, Boro Magazine, The Queens Courier, LIC Courier, and Yelp

Event Partners:
Elastic City, Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA), LIC Partnership, LIC School of Ballet, Long Island City YMCA, Materials for the Arts, Museum of the Moving Image, Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Queens Tourism Council.

The Purves Street Block Association: Purves Street is one block long and is located at the top of 43rd Avenue at Jackson Avenue. Over 100 residents have joined with SculptureCenter and nearby businesses to focus on neighborhood improvement and quality of life in our corner of Long Island City.