Socrates Sculpture Park

Healthy Living

GROWNYC GREENMARKET


SATURDAYS, JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 16 / 8 AM - 4 PM

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. Alongside our workshops, yoga classes, exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

PLUS: Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost - Every Saturday, 10am to 12:00pm 1:00pm (extended!!!)

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard's Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood's Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York

...And XXX returns in 2013!  XXX Coffee is a coffee retailer and service provider based in New York with proprietary blends of espresso and coffee, owned by Drew DeGeer, who has expertly made coffee for 21 years.  The XXX Coffee philosophy is to return to the roots of great coffee in the style of the Italian roadside espresso cafes, and using piston lever coffee machines.

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & Senior FMNP Checks accepted
EBT/Debit/Credit accepted 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WIC+ Program: Greenmarket shoppers using WIC Vegetable and Fruit checks receive additional Greenmarket Bucks to spend at the market. $6 WIC check receives one $2 Greenmarket Bucks, a $10 checks receives two $2 Greenmarket Bucks, and a $15 WIC check receives three $2 Greenmarket Bucks.

For over 30 years, GrowNYC has been working together to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers.  For a calendar of events, visit their website:  www.grownyc.org

 

BOATING FROM SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK BEACH AT HALLETS COVE


SELECT SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, JUNE 1, 16, 29 / JULY 13, 14, 28 / AUGUST 11, 24:  1 PM - 4 PM
AND
Summer Solstace Paddle:  Friday, June 21 / 5PM till sunset
Outdoor Cinema Paddle: Wednesdays, July 3, 17, 31 & August 7, 14, 21 / 6PM till sunset 

Hosted by Socrates, Astoria Boaters and the Long Island City Community Boathouse, Socrates hosts free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (tide and weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer. Minors (under 18 yrs old) must have a parent or guardian present.  For schedule and more information, please visit www.licboathouse.org. In case of inclement weather or poor water quality, please consult the same website two hours prior or call: 718.228.9214. 

 

FITNESS CLASSES


SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, MAY 11 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
Weather permitting.  Classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. 

YOGA
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM & 11 AM - 12 PM
Sundays, 10 - 11 AM
Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art. 

TAI CHI
Sundays, 11 AM - 12 PM

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.