Last night was a benefit party for our favorite park in Queens: Socrates Sculpture Park. This year marks the park’s twenty-fifth anniversary and this fundraiser was a great way to kick off its summer season. The party featured a pig roast, which we didn’t attend because of the $200 price for those tickets, but we did arrive just in time for a stunning sunset, which is a common sight along the East River waterfront.
We have taken a fairly passionate liking to this park over the last couple of years. Not only is the park relatively close, it is hosts some great public programs: a weekly farmers market, outdoor screening series, and a few other events, such as last week’s summer solstice festival. It also helps that we can easily bicycle to this park, as it’s a mere two-mile ride, along Vernon Boulevard, from Hunters Point.
The party, dubbed “the Parkside of the Moon” was a party featuring DJs AndrewAndrew, a performance by Jacolby Satterwhite, cocktails mixed with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and beer from a new Queens brewery, Singlecut Beersmiths.