LIC, New York ◦ October 24, 2018


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 first season, as we reveled together on the New York City waterfront with an evening of art, ecology, and community.

Programme of Artists

Dance and Performance

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)

Lizzie Benzik with Nadia Khayrallah and Falls Kennedy (Dance Performance: Home/Plant)

Ambient & Visual Artists

Project Partnerships

Event Hosts

Performance Management

Public Engagement

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!