“Once You Hear Me,You Won’t Forget Me” at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem



New York City, Art in the Parks: Active Open Space has a colorful new installation at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem.

The new site-specific installation, Once you Hear Me, You Won’t Forget Me, was created by artists Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme, depicting “the imagined journey of a coqui, a small frog native to Puerto Rico known for its unique call, and his journey to New York. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.”  You might recognize the artists names, since they were park of the Art in the Parks UNIQLO Grant project, with their installation Flying High for Equality at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx (still on view).

Once You Hear Me, You Won’t Forget Me by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme, will be on view to November 16, 2018 at Howard Bennett Playground, adjacent to Harlem Hospital on West 135th Street, just east of Lenox Avenue.

This exhibition is one of eleven Parks that were eligible to benefit from contracts awarded to eight community-based organizations.  ‘Once You Hear Me, You Won’t Forget Me‘, Art in the Parks: Active Open Space is funded through a grant given to Amigos del Barrio by the Fund for Public Health in New York City and Department of Health & Mental Hygiene in partnership with NYC Parks, to activate park space with health-inspired art installations that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections.

While you’re there, check out the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 135th Street. Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition, Open Archive: Kathleen Collins, on Tuesday, November 28th.

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