Creating a Park as a Tribute to the Memory of the Historic Downtown Area known as Little Syria

 

 

 

Celebrate the first public monument to early Arab immigrants in New York on Friday, March 8th from 6:30 to 8:30pm ~ Register here. Read more about this memorial project below….

The Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, through its Percent for Art Program, issued a call for artists to submit plans for artwork that would recognize and honor the history of the downtown neighborhood known as Little Syria. The winner, French-Moroccan-artist, Sara Ouhaddou, was announced and moving forward with her installations, she has given us a glimpse of what now graces Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, using Arabic calligraphy in asphalt and stone.

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