Music in the Garden Featuring Andy Akiho

Music in the Garden Featuring Andy Akiho

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 3:00pm
Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 3:00pm

An eclectic young composer and performer, Andy Akiho is a Steel Pan player who will be playing with his quartet of Steel Pan, Bass, Violin, and Drums. His music has been described as fun, sophisticated, and enjoyable. The New York Times has called the young artist "mold-breaking" and "vital."

 More information on Andy Akiho can be found at: www.andyakiho.com

 

Music in the Garden featuring ETHEL

Music in the Garden featuring ETHEL

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 3:00pm
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Postclassical string quartet, ETHEL has reinvigorated contemporary concert music with a fresh brand of intensity and imagination. Comprised of four Juilliard trained performers who have been playing as a quartet since 1998, ETHEL seeks to explore and exploit dynamics and synergies between tradition and technology. The group is currently anticipating the upcoming release of their third album Heavy with Innova Recordings. 

 More information on ETHEL can be found at: www.ethelcentral.org

 

Music in the Garden Featuring Robert Black & the Hartt Bass Band

Music in the Garden Featuring Robert Black & the Hartt Bass Band

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Robert Black is a founding member of Bang on a Can All Stars and has toured the world creating unheard of music for the double Bass. He will be performing with the Hartt Bass Band. Robert Black has worked with artists of all mediums as well as musicians and technophiles from all walks of life. Robert Black has released four solo records over the years, his most recent being Modern American Bass, featuring mid-20th Century American Bass. 

for more information on Robert Black visit: www.robertblack.org

 

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at Socrates Sculpture Park

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at Socrates Sculpture Park

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

From 2 to 6 pm, celebrate the opening of the second phase of Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at nearby Socrates Sculpture Park, where artists Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas present their ideas for the future of our neighborhood through interactive sculptures, performances and events.   

 

 

Urban Planning for Community Building

Urban Planning for Community Building

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

Claire Weisz, founding partner of WXY Architecture + Urban Planning, has played a vital role as Civic Action’s “urban strategist”.    In her unique position as an architect and urban planner, Ms. Weisz has been instrumental in contextualizing recent Long Island City/Astoria zoning and development for the overall project.  Ms. Weisz will discuss realization of proposals as developed by Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija and George Trakas.     

Community in Context: The Story of Ravenswood

Community in Context: The Story of Ravenswood

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 3:00pm

Join us as Civic Action team members unravel the stories of Ravenswood and the complex layers of the community’s identity.   Representatives from the team of each Civic Action artist will explain their research processes and the findings that informed the visions of Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija and George Trakas for the future of Long Island City and its waterfront.

 

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