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Socrates Sculpture Park: The beginnings

Socrates Sculpture Park, a Cultural Pillar of Old Astoria, has an interesting origin story, evolving out of a rat-infested illegal dumpsite to today’s hybrid Park and Museum which has been such an Oasis for all New Yorkers, especially during the Pandemic.

To view this story, please join Socrates’s Director of Public Program Audrey Di Mola for the Queens Public Library series “Friends of the Park” when she will present this story of citizens mobilizing to better their neighborhood! And also updates on current programming.

Please attend here on Wednesday, November 25th at 3 PM EST


Photo:simplethrill via Flickr

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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