A Celebration of Urban Wilds
Our 2018 season’s programming concluded with City of Green, an artistic celebration of urban wilderness spaces. Held at Hunters Point South Park in Queens, the event’s main stage performances included dance, music, puppetry, improv, and storytelling, while community arts and crafts projects, pop-up galleries, and ambient performers continued throughout the evening.
Held on the evening of the Hunter's Full Moon, the festival also included an illuminated plant parade, with the Girl Scouts of America marching through the park with handmade paper lantern puppets. The event provided an exciting finale for our year, as we reveled together on the New York City waterfront with an evening of art, ecology, and community.
Programme of Performers
- Jen Jurek (Performance Artist: Dr. Brayne)
- Brian Soliwoda (Crankie: Somewhere That's Green)
- Lauren E. Butler and Sophia Gutchinov - Tadpole Theater Company
- Karen Adelman (Performance Artist: Nature is Not a Thing)
- April Brucker (Puppeteer: Environmental Awareness and... Puppetry!)
- Lauren Ullrich and Charlie Nolet (Musicians)
- Astoria Women's Improv
- Lizzie Benzik with Nadia Khayrallah and Falls Kennedy (Dance Performance: Home/Plant)
Ambient and Visual Artists
- Nick Enna
- Ashley King McCarty
- Brian Soliwoda
- Kristen Terrana
Masks designed for the event by local artists
Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
Coffeed @ LIC Landing
Hallet's Cove Theater
Members of Girl Scout Troop 3221 participated in two workshops with Salt Tree Art in making seed paper, and in creating biodegradable, seed-embedded paper lantern sculptures. The lanterns featured in a Hunter's Moon plant parade during the event!
Members of Girl Scout Troop 3221 at City of Green.