Sunday July 21st, 2019 1 PM – 4 PM

Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Discover the power of community at the Rubin Museum’s free annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within us and flows between us.

Join in on re-energizing guided meditations, food trucks, collaborative flower arrangements, musical performances, art-making, unique artist-led experiences, and much more — including free admission to the Museum.



For more information: https://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/power-play-block-party-07-21-2019
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– Art-making activities –
Power Down: Create your own stress balls
Power On: Create a portable lamp with LED lights
Power Objects: Wrap and weave string around wood and stone in a project inspired by the Tibetan Namkha

– Experiences –
Flower Power: Build a collaborative floral feast for the eyes
Power Couple: Ask someone at the table to trace your hands to form patterns on the long table
Power Nap: Recharge with a guided meditation
Power Poles: Get scientific with magnetic force and metallic sand
Power Trip: Explore constellations in the Himalayas
Net Walk: Artist Milcah Bassel explores movement with groups that must move in unison
Playgami: Origami artist Uttam Grandhi creates an AR experience with images inspired by the Rubin collection
Power Forward: Wind powered messages with artist Kyung-Jin Kim

– Community partner organizations –
Siddhartha School Project USA
The Tibetan Community of NY&NJ
YindaYin Coaching

– Onstage performances from –
Building Beats
FogoAzul New York City
Power Painting Jam
YindaYin Coaching
*ASL interpretation available for stage programming

– Food by –
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
people’s pops
Yanni’s Coffee
Cafe Serai

The Rubin Block Party is made possible through the generosity of New York Life. Additional support has been provided by Agnes Gund, Con Edison, and India Tourism, New York.

ByMichelle Mitchell

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