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“Landscape in Motion” Photography Exhibition to Open in September

landscape in motion

“Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion” will open to the public this September. Installed at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge in the St. George Ferry Terminal, “Landscape in Motion” will be the exhibition capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Advance.

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“A Fresh Look” Photo Contest Winners Announced

Jarred Sutton

This week, the Staten Island Advance announced the winners of “A Fresh Look,” the contest that invited people to submit their landscape photographs of Freshkills Park at the professional, amateur, and student level. Congratulations to all the honorees!

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Burle Marx and Re-imagining What Parks Can Be

Burle Marx

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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Photos from Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

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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Winter Panorama

Freshkills Park winter

This snowy panoramic view was taken this morning from the top of North Mound.  

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Capturing Change: Interview with Mariel Villeré

Capturing Change - Stephen Mallon

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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Farther Afield: Gazing Globes at Madison Square Park

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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From Behind the Mounds: Walking the Line

During a clear and comfortable late July morning, the staff of Freshkills Park was given a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations: The High Line. With Vice President of Park Operations Martin Nembhard and Director of Horticulture Tom Smarr as our guides, we were treated with a glimpse into their new office building as well as a detailed accounting of their landscape design and management strategies.

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Farther Afield: Returning Pinehurst Golf Course to Nature

Nestled amongst the sand hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, the Pinehurst Resort’s Golf Course has done much to reduce its impact on local water infrastructure. Prior to the restoration, there were 2,100 sprinklers onsite and after the process is completed only 1,400 will remain – a reduction of more than 30% that will lead to a decline of the golf course’s consumptive water use by nearly 40 million gallons per year.

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London’s Olympic Park features ecologically-based design approach

Though the 2012 Olympic Games have come to a close, the landscape of London’s East End has been dramatically transformed for the long-term utilizing a ecologically-based design approach that has much in common with the Freshkills Park master plan.

According to The Dirt, nearly 250 acres of formerly-industrial land were turned into a beautiful setting for the Olympic venues inspired by Victorian and post-war English pleasure and festival gardens.

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