oOo LIC Art Stroll: Intimate tours of three great art spots in Astoria, NY, all in one afternoon! WCMP kicks it off! oOo

LIC Art Stroll: The Welling Court Mural Project, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Noguchi Museum all in one afternoon!


Sunday, May 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Meeting Point: 30th Ave Station, outside Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave), Astoria, NY 11102, 2:00 pm prompt.

Tickets: $ 30.00, advance tickets required 

Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for its first Art Stroll of 2016 on Sunday, May 15th. This very special walking tour features guided tours of street art and graffiti visiting Ad Hoc Art‘s Welling Court Mural ProjectSocrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition, LANDMARK, and The Noguchi Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony.

We will meet at 30th Ave N/Q Station, at 30th Ave and 31st Street, northwest corner, in front of Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave).

The stroll will begin with a tour of the vibrant street art and graffiti around 30th Avenue and Welling Court, led by Ad Hoc Art curator and Welling Court Mural Project organizer Garrison Buxton.

Rene Gagnon

Artist: Rene Gagnon; Photo: Garrison Buxton

From there the group will move south towards Socrates Sculpture Park for a guided tour of LANDMARK, a series of 8 artist commissions and projects that transform the land of the park both physically and symbolically.

Meg Webster, Concave Room for Bees, Installation view: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2016.

We will then cross Vernon Boulevard to tour The Noguchi Museum’s current exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than Noguchi himself. The tour will be followed by a matcha making demonstration using Tom Sachs’ tea utensils.

Installation view, Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, on view through July 24 at The Noguchi Museum. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended.

2:00 pm: Meet 30th Ave Station, Astoria (N,Q Subway lines). We will meet on the street level, northwest corner of 30th Avenue and 31st Street, in front of Sai Organics.

2:15 – 2:45 pm: Tour of the Welling Court Mural Project with Garrison Buxton, the project’s co-organizer and Ad Hoc Art curator

2:45 – 3:45 pm: Guided tour of LANDMARK, Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition

3:45 – 5:00 pm: Tour of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony at The Noguchi Museum, followed by matcha demonstration and reception

If you like this stroll, find out what else is going on at LICCA!

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: Meeting point: Sai Organics – 30th Ave Station (N, Q trains) 30-21 30th Ave (at 31st Street), Astoria, NY 11102 – View Map