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On June 17 we celebrated Fortune’s 10th Annual Arts Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Our Annual Arts Festival is a powerful celebration of community and creativity’s healing and transformative powers. Throughout the day, nearly 2,000 visitors enjoyed immersive art-making workshops and listened to powerful live performances from over 30 talented Fortune artists.

Read more about the Festival here.

Photo credit: Photos by Bob Krasner

Fortune Artists

Dave Coleman • Rev. Keith Finesse Gadson • Estiward Mejia Roque • Donel “Lotus” Davis • David Stewart • Marshall McDermitt Mr Spadez • Rubi Hochland • Charles Hawkins • Mic Ruiz • Neville Hesop • Daniel Kelly • Rhon Sanchez • Helen Taylor • Marvin Wade • Hilton N. Webb • Ronnett “Pink” Cordett • Felix Guzman • Clemese Jack • Rosyln Svendsen • Erobos Lamashtu OKA “E” • Ryan “Blustone” Bennett • Gerard Tanella • Jonathan Finkleman • Julie Herrnkind • Nestor “Panama” Eversley • Omar Miller • Sarah Moreno • Samantha White • Mitch the Poetic Portrait • Becky Jane Dunham • GEO • Miriam Hansberry • Jessica Rose • Louis Jean

Contributing Artists

Jenny Polak • Laura Cerón Melo • Mario Wright • John Runowicz • Vinny DiVito • Nick Evans • Lee Kim • Bob Krasner • Hula Nation • Cinthia Pimentel • ingrid romero • Alyson Fraser Diaz • Andrew Tate • Robert Baldridge • Gordon Edelstein • Jamie Maleszka • Robert Rose • Adrian Greaves • Karen Hajdu

Fortune Society Arts Festival 2023


Saturday, June 17th, 2023

From 12 noon to 6:00 pm


Socrates Sculpture Park,

32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106

This event is free, family-friendly, and no RSVP is required.

Program of The Day

12:00 pm   Kick-off of Festival


12:30 pm  Welcome

12:30 pm & 4:30 pm  Crown-making Workshop with Lee Kim

1:00 pm  Theater for The People by Fortune Society Performers

1:00 pm & 4:00  pm  Hula Hooping with Isamar Gonzalez of Hula Nation


2:30 pm  Terrarium Workshop with Becky Jane Dunham & Jenny Polak

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm  Live Music & Spoken Word



Screenprinting with ingrid romero , Alyson Fraser-Diaz  & Laura Cerón Melo

Live Music by Fortune Society Performers

Visual Art Exhibition by Fortune Society Artists

Information & Resources from Freedom Agenda on the campaign to close Rikers Island

 Food for sale from Makina Cafe and icees J&A Craving Catering

Special thanks to Socrates Sculpture Park

The Fortune Society’s 10th Annual Arts Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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