Art, Astoria, Markets, Weekend Jun 04, 2014 All the Art, Bike, and Food Things at Socrates Sculpture Park June 7 We are blown away by all the amazing things happening at Socrates Sculpture Park this Saturday, June 7. Here’s a roundup of the activities, which range from food to bikes, (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print We are blown away by all the amazing things happening at Socrates Sculpture Park this Saturday, June 7. Here’s a roundup of the activities, which range from food to bikes, (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops See Completed Summer Sculptures at Socrates Park This Weeken (...) How to Pack the Best Summer Picnic–No Matter Which Ast (...) TONIGHT! The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital at Socrates S (...) Beautiful flowers growing at Socrates Sculpture Park We are blown away by all the amazing things happening at Socrates Sculpture Park this Saturday, June 7. Here’s a roundup of the activities, which range from food to bikes, to art. (Of course!) Return of the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket We are thrilled that the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is back this year! It will be open on Saturdays from June 7 to November 22 (right before Thanksgiving), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vegetables, fruit, eggs, bread, honey, and more will be available, and be on the lookout for cooking demonstrations throughout the season. Here are the farmers that will be at the greenmarket: Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York LIC Bike Parade and Related Activities Photo credit: Socrates Sculpture Park More than simply a parade, this is a great opportunity for children and families to learn about bike safety, get your bike repaired with Recycle-A-Bicycle, helmet fitted with Department of Transportation, decorate your bike at artist-led workshops, and get in on some giveaways. Here’s the order of the day, starting at 11 a.m.: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: bike swap/bike repairs/helmet fitting & giveaway/workshops 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: 2nd Annual Northwest Queens Food Day (more on that below) 3 p.m: parade along Vernon Blvd (leaving from Broadway entrance gate of Socrates Sculpture Park) 3 p.m.-5 p.m: waterfront celebration at Queensbridge Park The LIC Bike Parade this year will be led down Vernon Blvd by the LIC High School Marching Band! This should be a lot of fun. This is a free event Second Annual Northwest Queens Food Day As you can see above, the Second Annual Northwest Queens Food Day will take place at Socrates in conjunction with the LIC Bike Parade activities. Here are some of the things you can expect to experience at this event: City Harvest and Vesta Vino cooking demonstrations City Growers youth planting workshops and community food advocacy Composting by Build It Green Slow Food NYC honey tastings The first Greenmarket of the season (mentioned above)! It will be great to see local organizations and businesses working together to build community access to fresh and affordable food. All activities are free and open to the public. And… Current Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park Photo credit: Socrates Sculpture Park There are four exhibitions at Socrates right now: Scarecrow by Žilvinas Kempinas Queen Mother of Reality by Paweł Althamer Folly: SuralArk by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold Citoyen du Monde by by the Beninese artist Meschac Gaba (this is the park’s spring Broadway Billboard) All exhibitions are up until August 3, 2014. So come on down to Socrates Sculpture Park! We’ll be there—please say hi if you see any of us! Twitter Facebook Email Print Citoyen du MondeFolly: SuralArkgreenmarketlic bike paradeQueen Mother of RealityScarecrowsculptureSecond Annual Northwest Queens Daysocrates sculpture park About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. Related scoops See Completed Summer Sculptures at Socrates Park This Weeken (...) How to Pack the Best Summer Picnic–No Matter Which Ast (...) TONIGHT! The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital at Socrates S (...) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.