06/24/2023 – 06/24/2023
07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Adults: $35
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-season-opening-event-an-ecstatic-solstice-celebration-tickets-640904210747

WE ARE NATURE: Rising and Falling – Solstice Celebration

We will kick off our outdoor season with a music, dance, and performing arts event celebrating the summer solstice. Held in the spectacular, one-of-a-kind setting of wildflower meadows stretching across the roofs of an industrial plant against the iconic backdrop of the NYC skyline, the event will be centered around a Sufi opening ritual honoring nature's cycles, performed by Whirling Dervish Farima Berenji. Farima—a Sufi Master and Magi from the bloodline of Iranian Zoroastrian Magi—and her sacred dancers will be accompanied by the klezmer music and Sephardic folk melodies of The Shul Band.

The ceremony has been designed as a unique blend of Muslim and Jewish elements—epitomizing the possibility of interfaith collaboration.

In addition, don’t miss the unveiling of Westerlies (a sonic and sculptural installation devised for the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof) by the 2023 season's KWBS Residency Award winners: Ezra Campelli and Jeremy Clemente