Join our Earth Day celebration of the honey bee! Help us break a Guinness World Record!

Salt Tree Art invites you to a day of honey bee-related art and performance, featuring a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest performance of the honey bee waggle dance!

The family-friendly festivities will include:
- A community organization fair
- An eco-art pop-up gallery
- Beekeeping photo ops
- A chance to join the dance performance and break a world record!

Honey bees communicate through a “waggle” that expresses the location of food through dance. With help from our dance instructors, we want you to show us your waggle dancing skills and be a part of the largest waggle dance ever performed!

Check out this video of the waggle dance for anyone that wants to practice your moves before the event!

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th 11AM - 2PM (World Record dance begins at noon)

WHERE: Hunters Point South Park at LIC Landing. Event will be held inside the park at Center Blvd and Borden Ave in Long Island City, Queens.

WHO: Everyone is welcome at this free, family-friendly community event!

WHAT: Come dressed in black and yellow and ready to #waggleit in support of the honey bee!

Partners


Hunters Point Parks Conservancy
Event Hosts
www.hunterspointparks.org




LIC Landing by Coffeed
Hosting Venue
www.coffeednyc.com




Queens Council on the Arts
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
www.queenscouncilarts.org



FAQ

Is this event free?

Yes, the event is totally free thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.


Where is the event? Is there parking?

The event will take place at the LIC Landing in Hunters Point South Park. This is just inside the park, about 20 yards from the nearest cross streets at Center Blvd and Borden Ave in Long Island City, Queens.

No parking is available on-site, so we strongly recommend using public transportation. The nearest public transportation stops are:

- NYC Ferry: Hunters Point South
- 7 Train: Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave Station
- E/M Train: Court Square – 23 St Station
- G Train: 21 Street – Van Alst Station
- R Train: Queens Plaza Station


How long does the event last?

The event will begin at 11:00AM and finish at 2:00PM. The world record attempt will begin at noon, but we ask participants to arrive a bit early so that we can get everyone set up before we begin dancing.


How many people can I bring?

You are welcome to bring as many people as you’d like! If you have a particularly large group (school groups, community organizations, etc) please email us at info@salttree.art so that we can make sure to recognize you for joining the event!


What ages can participate?

Children of all ages are welcome to participate! Stroller parking will be available adjacent to the welcome tables. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.


Can I bring my pet?

Yes, pets on a leash are permitted within the park.


Will the event be videotaped/photographed? Where will videos/photos be available after the event? Where can I share my videos/photos?

Yes, photographers and videographers will be documenting the event. Videos and photos will be posted through this website after the event. During the event, participants are encouraged to use the #waggleit hashtag to share their own videos and photos with other participants via social media.


How long do I have to dance?

The Guinness World Record attempt requires a minimum of 5 minutes of dancing as a group. We’ll have an official start and provide a 5-minute countdown during the attempt.


Can I do my own dance?

To achieve the Guinness World Record, all participants must perform the same choreographed dance simultaneously for 5 minutes. Our dance instructors will help everyone to learn the dance that will be used for the world record.


What should I wear?

Channel your inner honey bee! Participants are asked to include at least some black and/or yellow in their outfits, but feel free to dress creatively!


What is the current Guinness World Record? Who holds the current record?

The current record of 250 dancers is held by a school in Corbridge, England.


I’m allergic to/scared of bees!

There will be no live bees on display at the event. The event is to raise awareness of the role and importance of bees and other pollinators in our ecosystem.


Who is organizing this event? What is Salt Tree Art?

This event is being produced by Salt Tree Art, a Queens-based non-profit committed to creating rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways. We're excited to kick off its 2019 public programming season with this event!

To keep updated on all of our projects and events, visit Salt Tree Art or follow us on Instagram @SaltTreeArt.


How can I get more information? I represent a media outlet or an organization, and I would like to get in touch with you!

For media, sponsorship, and partnership inquiries, or for any additional questions about the event, please contact us at info@salttree.art.

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our 2018 Earth Day Waggle It event, including all of our supporters, partners, volunteers, and local community members! We had a beautiful day of art, education, and dancing in celebration of the honey bee!

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