It’s My Park ~ Park Day has been RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER to Saturday, May 26th ~ Sign in at 12:30pm at 124th Street and 5th Avenue pool house.
This is an annual appeal, however these two Parks have active groups with continuous needs for new volunteer members, and so ~ this is also a chance to get onboard with each local organization ~ Friends of Art Park Allianceand The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.
Pictured below Atlasis Growth, a permanent sculpture, installed 33 years prior to the installation of Atlas, by the same artist. Growth, located in Harlem Art Park. It was the firstPercent for Artinstallation in New York (c. 1985).
Stay connected with each Park, as Marcus Garvey Park looks forward to receiving eight site-specific sculptures entitled Mindful Monuments, this summer by the local sculpture artist, Maren Hassinger. The Mindful Monumentsproject is in partnership with Studio Museum in Harlem’s inHarlem program~ art outside its walls. And Harlem Art Park, which had a recent Call-for-Artists(stay tuned).
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Can’t close this post without a Congratulations to Connie Lee, President of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative for receiving The Golden Trowel Awardfor Manhattan from Partnerships for Parks, NYC Parks Department, and for the recent success of Landmarks East Harlemon the Landmarking of three buildings in East Harlem. Marcus Garvey Park is also looking forward to the return of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtowerlater this year.