LIC & Astoria Love Letter

LIC & Astoria Love Letter
Saturday, June 24, 1:00-4:00pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Do you love your neighborhood? Join us for “LIC & Astoria Love Letter”, an afternoon of storytelling and music in beautiful Socrates Sculpture Park and a chance to meet neighbors, hear true stories about life in these neighborhoods from long-time residents, and enjoy performances of poetry and music inspired by Astoria and Long Island City. Share your own stories and more in our open mic, write a love note to your neighborhood, and leave your mark on the park with participatory art-making activities reflecting the local landscape.

“LIC & Astoria Love Letter” showcases community members sharing their love for Long Island City & Astoria through through true life stories, poetry, music, and art that highlight what makes these neighborhoods special and examine the changes and challenges that residents are facing.

More details to come!


Before LIC & Astoria Love Letter kicks off, we’re holding a workshop where people can share stories and write love notes to their neighborhood. Please join us on May 6th for the “Hearts Across Queens Community Voices Mini Festival”:

Hearts Across Queens Mini Festival w logo

Hearts Across Queens Community Voices Mini-Festival
Saturday, May 6, 1:00-4:00pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Come share your story and learn about your neighbors at the Community Voices Mini-Festival! Story circles for all ages will be led by Growing Up Green Charter School and Five Boro Story Project, and Global Kids will perform the original work, Ping Chong’s “Undesirable Elements,” the most recent in an ongoing series of theater works examining issues of culture and identity. Attendees are also invited to create art projects featuring messages of love, unity, and solidarity that will be displayed around Astoria.

This is a partnership with Hearts Across Queens, Global Kids, Growing Up Green Charter School, and Five Boro Story Project.

1:30 Story circle with Five Boro Story Project (geared towards adults)
2:30 Performance by Global Kids of “Undesirable Elements”
3:00 Story circle with Growing Up Green (geared towards families)
3:30 Curated open mic

Throughout the festival we will have a station where you can write a love note to Astoria and/or Long Island City. The love notes will be displayed at “LIC & Astoria Love Letter” at Socrates Sculpture Park on June 24th.