Socrates Sculpture Park Hosts Ninth Annual Kite Flight
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens will host the eighth annual Kite Flight, a workshop for children to build and decorate kites from recycled materials. This free event takes place in the sculpture park, April 30, 2011, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Past Kite Flights boast an average attendance of about 2,000 visitors, according to Ellen Staller, director of development and communications at Socrates Sculpture Park. The park’s artists—who showcase large-scale sculpture there—will lead workshop stations, teaching children how to build and decorate kites. “The artists have lent to the designs of the kites, which are modified each year,” Staller says.
All materials—commonly found and recycled items, like newspapers and plastic bags—will be provided. This way, children and parents can learn about kite building and then replicate the project on their own, at little or no cost.
Visitors will also get a glimpse of the park’s next exhibition, Vista, which opens Sunday, May 8, 2011. The works shown deal “with visual alignment and the ways in which methods of viewing determine the assessment or evaluation of an object or situation,” according to the park’s website.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
Saturday, April 30, 2011: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.