Art & Music: 5 Pointz and DJ Kool Herc Celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th Anniversary (Free)

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“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.

Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location:  45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.

Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.

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Kid Friendly: Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City

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Looking for a leisurely, artsy activity this weekend? Visit Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. Bring kids. Free.

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