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Power Play: Annual Block Party

Discover the power of community at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party. Join thousands of other New Yorkers at this outdoor event featuring art and activities for all ages inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within us and flows between us.

This event is free and open to the public (includes FREE admission to the museum all day) and will happen rain or shine.

Art-Making Activities:

  • Power Down: Create your own stress balls
  • Power On: Create a portable lamp with LED lights
  • Power Objects: Wrap and weave string around wood and stone in a project inspired by the Tibetan Namkha

Participatory Experiences:

  • Flower Power: Build a collaborative floral feast for the eyes
  • Power Couple: Ask someone at the table to trace your hands to form patterns on the long table
  • Power Nap: Recharge with a guided meditation
  • Power Poles: Get scientific with magnetic force and metallic sand
  • Power Trip: Explore constellations in the Himalayas

Activities led by community organizations:

  • Grassroots Movement in Nepal
  • Siddhartha School
  • Tibetan Community of NY/NJ
  • YindaYin Coaching
  • And many more


  • Building Beats
  • Fogo Azul Brazilian Women’s Drumline
  • Power Painting
  • *ASL interpretation available for stage programming


  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
  • People’s Pops
  • Yanni’s Coffee
  • Cafe Serai

Rubin Block Party is made possible through the generosity of New York Life. Additional support has been provided by Agnes Gund, Con Edison, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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