The Public Works Department Presents: Sanctuary City

through October 1
Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

The Public Works Department presents Sanctuary City; a multi disciplinary offering of theater, music, and installation-based audio-visual performance. Join us for a wide array of immersive programming including: public workshops with street artists, the showing of new work from nine exciting New York City ensemble driven companies, monthly concerts on the grass and innovative site based performance art and expanded cinema productions. Contribute towards the library of empty books, come play in interactive light installations, or come join on the grass with a cup of tea and drone, noise, jazz, experimental electronic, ambient, and techno offerings amongst many other genres for desert.

JULY 22: A day dedicated to the world’s most sacred treasure: Chocolate

This food in its purest form has expanded our hearts and minds, connecting us deeper with love and creativity for thousands of years. Cacao, pure chocolate, was used by the Mayas, Aztaecs, and other indigenous civilizations as part of rituals and ceremonies. It was consumed by Royal families as well as warriors before going to battle. Traveling around the world since the 1500s Cacao has now been connecting cultures with its elevating powers for over five hundred years.

10 AM-12 PM: DJ set
12-1 PM: Yoga Flow
1-2 PM: Chocolate Making Demo
2-4 PM: Cacao Ceremony and Sound Experience
4-5 PM: DJ set
All day: Participatory installation in the House by Rebecca Nuvoletta
All day: Library of empty books open for you to write your stories also in the house.

ONGOING: Armory: The Library of Empty Books

Kids, teenagers, and adults became authors, writing their stories into blank journals lining our bookshelves. The Library will be open to the public all summer. At the culmination of this five month residency, it will be home to the multitude of the diverse voices that make up New York City. Come take part and be an author!


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier