A Science Affair
About this program
A Science Affair is a free building-wide, afternoon-long takeover of The Shed centering teens from NYC schools, green teams, local community partners, and climate justice organizations as they amplify and celebrate each other, their work, and ideas around art and environmental justice. Planned and programmed by teen staff in the High Line Teens program in partnership with The Shed, the day’s events will include drop-in workshops exploring climate through printmaking, building, and weaving together, a science fair with tables, exhibition tours of Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) created and led by the teens themselves, a series of panels and speakers, DJs and live music, dance, poetry, and art. In addition to these events, Saraceno invites visitors to take part in the Aerocene project by bringing used plastic bags to contribute to a community-built floating sculpture, Museo Aero Solar, through workshops led by educator Maya Jeffereis.
Throughout the building, there will be areas for engagement and building connections and community with other participants. Join us in a celebratory and visionary day full of music, art, and investigation.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up using this form.
Participating schools and organizations include The James Baldwin School; BASIS Independent Manhattan; Edward R. Murrow High School; National Society of Black Physicists – Harlem Gallery of Science Mentoring Program; Harlem Grown; NYSunworks; Mujeres en Movimiento; El Puente; Bushwick Inlet Park; East New York Farms! / United Community Centers; Teen Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), NYC Department of Social Services; New York Public Library; Participatory Budgeting Workshop, Council District 3; New Yorkers for Clean Power Citizens Climate Lobby; Save Insects; Materials for the Arts; and Nike: Sustainability and Climate Impact.
Individual participants and artists include DJ Susan Z. Anthony; Yansa; James Zormeir (Nike); Hila the Killa; Maya Jeffereis; DJ Epic; Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring; Kuki Go (tape artist); Anusha Vaish (Save Insects); and Gregory Corbino, Antonia Perez, and Eugene Borodan, High Line teaching artists (interactive workshop).
Schedule of Events
30th Street Lobby
2:30 – 6:30 pm
DJ Susan Z. Anthony
Level 2 Gallery
3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm
Gallery tour of Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) led by High Line Teen Staff
Level 4 Overlook
Panel: Youth and Activism
Panel: Nike Climate Impact Report with James Zormeir
Performance: Hila the Killa
Performance: Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring (continuing on Level 8 in The Tisch Skylights)
Level 4 Gallery
Ongoing (with short breaks throughout the afternoon)
Interactive workshop with Maya Jefferies
Level 8 Tisch Skylights
2:30 – 5:30 pm
Tables and workshops
Interactive workshops, collaborative artmaking, info sessions, and science demonstrations from NYC artists, community leaders, and climate justice organizations including Kuki Go and Mujeres en Movimiento.
Closing event: Dance performance and battle with Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring, with music by DJ Epic
Mame Bousso Kane
Jasmin Romero Caballero
High Line Educational Staff
Thank you to our partners
The creation of new work at The Shed is generously supported by the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Commissioning Fund and the Shed Commissioners.
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