Yes, Labor Day has come and gone, but there are still about three more weeks until summer is officially over. So, dear readers, it would be wise to make the next few weekends count. Why not start with this Saturday, September 8 for Long Island City’s first-ever, all-ages, totally free Block Party?
Meet us at noon on Purves Street at Jackson Ave. and 43rd Street for live music, interactive performances, large scale sculptures, local food, an artist’s market, and a whole lot more that we don’t have the space to list here. But ok, fine, we’ll list our favorites—tarot readings with Jesse van Buren, pom pom-making with Abby Walton and Travis Boyer, Cubist face-painting with Stephanie Dodes, and balloon activities with Ross Moreno! Phew. Plus, the all-female mariachi group Mariachi Flor do Toloache will perform, as will the Kate Bush Dance Troupe (yes, this exists). Pick up some art, zines, jewelry, records, or anything else you could possibly want, at the Artists Market from Jessica Barensfied, Ariel Dill, Gina Beavers, Twig Terrariums and more.
The party starts at noon, and it’ll go until 5pm. The LIC Block Party is presented by SculptureCenter and the Purves Street Block Association. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.