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Burle Marx and Re-imagining What Parks Can Be

Installation view of the exhibition. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photograph by David Heald.

On view at The Jewish Museum, NY, is the first US retrospective of the seminal landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Entitled “Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist,” the exhibit is curated by Jens Hoffmann and Claudia Nahson and is on view through September 18th.The exhibit shows the breadth of Burle Marx’s artistic vision, his designs for jewelry, tapestries, sculptures, and drawings.

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The Theory Behind the Sketch and Stroll, Personal Geography and Freshkills Park

Artist Eva Neves will lead two walking tours at Discovery Day on June 26th. Called Sketch and Stroll, the walks invite people to practice being more mindful and aware as they move, drawing their thoughts, feelings, and stories in relation to their surroundings.

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Visit Freshkills Park during “Inside the Bird Chorus”

On June 21st, Freshkills Park will take part in Inside the Bird Chorus, a project conceived by philosopher and artist David Rothenberg as a dialogue between musicians and New York City’s bird populations.

Visitors are invited to attend the performance.

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Freshkills Park Call for Designers: FAQs

NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ)  for skilled designers to develop a digital project that will engage New Yorkers across the five boroughs with the evolving Freshkills Park on the west shore of Staten Island. 

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Photos from Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

It’s so inspiring to see how people are photographing Freshkills Park. That’s why there’s the new Fresh Look: Freshkills Park Photo Contest, inviting people to share their images of the unique landscape.

Between now and July 5th, photographers can submit their images to photo@freshkillspark.org for consideration. 

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“A Fresh Look: Freshkills Park Photo Contest”

Photographers can enter a contest for the chance to have their portrait of Freshkills Park published in the Staten Island Advance. Winning photographs will also be displayed for the public at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge at the St.

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NADA Panel Explores New Territories and Frameworks for Public Art

On Saturday, May 7th, Freshkills Park’s Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants Mariel Villere moderated a panel at NADA New York called “Models of Practice: New territories and frameworks for public art.” The speakers were La Casita Verde President Brooke Singer, Container Artist Residency founder Maayan Strauss, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Digital Communications Manager Diya Vij.

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Freshkills Park Photography at “Staten Island Unlimited” Talk

 

The upcoming Staten Island Unlimited Triennial Talk at the Alice Austen House will include a discussion and Q&A with Michael McWeeney, whose photograph of Freshkills Park is included in the photography exhibition.

McWeeney has been photographing Freshkills Park as part of Capturing Change, a series of photo essays in collaboration with Urban Omnibus that invites small groups of photographers to the site to document the engineered landscape’s evolution.

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“Seven Work Ballets” by Mierle Laderman Ukeles

The work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, the artist-in-residence for the NYC Department of Sanitation for the past 30+ years, is featured in a new book edited by Kari Conte titled “Seven Work Ballets.” According to Sternberg Press, the book focuses on a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances that took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York, Pittsburgh, Givors, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi.

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Photo Urbanism Fellowship: Staten Island

The Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions for the Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellowship, in partnership with Staten Island Arts and the Alice Austen House, to focus on the cultural community of Staten Island’s North Shore in a time of transformation.

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2015: An Amazing Year

It’s been an amazing year at Freshkills Park.  We have accomplished so much!

2015 by the numbers

Over 10,000 people experienced Freshkills Park this year, whether visiting the park during our new Discovery Days, special events, and programs or participating in presentations around the City.

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The Twelve Days of Freshkills Park

 

12 years since James Corner Field Operations won the City of New York design competition.  In 2006, NYC Parks assumed responsibility for implementing the project using Field Operations’ Draft Master Plan as a conceptual guide. The basic framework of the plan integrates three separate systems—programming, wildlife, and circulation—into one cohesive and dynamic unit.

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Capturing Change: Interview with Mariel Villeré

Just as the sun is beginning to think about setting, Mariel Villeré meets with small groups of photographers in a parking lot outside of the Freshkills Park site. As the park’s Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, she began inviting people to tour and document the changing landscape in 2014.

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What We’re Thankful For

Freshkills Park has a lot to be thankful for. In honor of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude to:

DSNY for their partnership on this great project.

Park Manager Bonnie Williams and her wonderful crew for caring for those sections of Freshkills Park already built.

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Farther Afield: Gazing Globes at Madison Square Park

If you haven’t yet visited Paula Hayes’ Gazing Globes at Madison Square Park, I highly recommend a trip to 25th street around dusk before the exhibition closes on April 19th. Hayes’ first public art exhibition in NYC comes alive as the sun starts to set over the city.

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Ethics of E-waste

A few weeks ago, my iPhone 4s slowly started to malfunction. When the battery started to die within hours of being unplugged, I thought, ‘easy fix… it needs a new battery.’ Then one day I tried to make a call but no one could hear me.

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A Conversation with Susan Mills, Sneak ‘Peak’ featured artist

image courtesy of WSW

Susan Mills, an artist who works entirely in artist’s book form in her NYC studio, is working with Freshkills Park on a project to be presented at this year’s Sneak ‘Peak’, on September 28 called UnCommon Pages.

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Twin Parks: The Landfill-to-park Landscape as a Canvas

On January 16, 2014, Freshkills Park Alliance signed a twin park agreement with Ariel Sharon Park (built on the former Hiriya landfill) in Tel Aviv. This agreement recognizes the similar challenges and opportunities that the two transformative projects face as urban landfill-to-park conversions.

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Fifth Annual Haiku Contest

Freshkills Park CELEBRATES National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month which means it is time for the fifth annual Freshkills Park Haiku Contest!  We will be celebrating by asking you to share your impressions, experiences, thoughts and ideas of what Freshkills Park is, will be, and what it means to you- in haiku form.

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Making Art out of Recycled Materials

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium in Times Square is hosting a contest titled “Materials Matter Amazing Art Challenge” for New York City art students. The submissions for the contest are due in April and selected students will have their work exhibited at Ripley’s.

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