HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2008 / 11AM-2PM
THE RED DOOR THEATRE PERFORMANCE OF “THE WITCHES” AT 2PM
FREE / RAIN OR SHINE
AT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 VERNON BOULEVARD @ BROADWAY IN LONG ISLAND CITY
TAKE N/W TRAIN TO BROADWAY IN QUEENS
On Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 11AM until 2PM, Socrates Sculpture Park will present the 8th annual Halloween Harvest Festival. This FREE family and community event celebrates Halloween and the fall harvest with creative activities in the dynamic setting of Socrates Sculpture Park. Visitors can make Halloween costumes and have their faces painted; listen to live musical performances; participate in games; enter their dog(s) in the 5th annual Canine Costume Contest at 1pm (registration at front gate); try harvest foods from Long Island City café, Sweetleaf; picnic in the Park; or just watch the fun! The 2008 Halloween Harvest Festival also takes place amid the EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, featuring works by the Park’s fourteen artists-in-residence.
“Superheros” is the theme of the 2008 Festival, with free activities including: Superhero costume making workshops with artists Michael Berens, Carissa Carman, Anna Craycroft, Paul Duncan, Lars Fisk, Juniper Perlis and William Bryan Purcell; live music by the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, Peelander-Zee; interactive games with Free Style Arts Association; and Transformation! Facepainting by Agostino Arts .
At 2pm, The Red Door Theatre Company will present a special performance of The Witches by Roald Dahl. The play is an adaptation of a children’s book by British novelist Roald Dahl, author of notable favoirties like Charlie and the Chocolate Facory and James and the Giant Peach. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended. The performance is free of charge. For more information about The Red Door Theatre Company.
Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of sculptor Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today, it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public programs.