The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Flushing Night Out. The premier outdoor night market in Flushing will feature food from beloved local restaurants, fashion, arts and crafts, and live music from local artists. This year, the night market will be held at the nationally-landmarked Flushing Meeting House. Explore the historic meeting house – the oldest house of worship in New York and its beautiful grounds, walking paths, and garden.
When: Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, 6 – 11 PM
SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club’s art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow’s Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization’s artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay.
In August, SculptureCenter will revive its founding summer tradition. SculptureCenter’s Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public as a large-scale community sculpture studio, with two thousand pounds of clay available for free use or participation in artist-led activities. There will be music, food, and drop-in art projects.
When: Saturday, August 19, 10 AM – 2 PM
Where in Queens: SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St, New York, NY 11101
Photo: SculptureCenter archival photo of Clay Club