Art in the Parks

Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks bringsto the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse ourlist of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or readmore about the Art in the Parks Program.

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Image credit: Photo courtesy of the artist

Eirini Linardaki, Έγειραν / Raised_The Floating Playground
July 19, 2022 to April 15, 2023
Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn
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Raised_The Floating Playground in an assemblage between handmade rafts and playground toys. Inspired by the park’s position overlooking New York Bay, the sculpture reflects on migration by sea and humankind's inherent nomadic condition. Eirini Linardaki draws inspiration from her childhood playtime, creating vessels from household objects, referring to family displacement at a crossroad between ephemeral construction and a life-altering journey.

The project was created under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Culture and Sports, The Red Sand Project, and SHIM Art Network.

Eirini Linardaki, Whattoseesottahw, photo courtesy of the artist

Eirini Linardaki, Whattoseesottahw
August 15, 2015 to July 7, 2016
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.


Eirini Linardaki’s public art installation Whattoseesottahw is inspired by children’s drawings created during artist-led workshops in the park. Her work often concentrates on creating beautiful, unexpected moments within urban and abandoned spaces. As a resident of the East Village, she continues this exploration inher installation Whattoseesottahw, where sheembraces the often ambiguous nature of children’s drawings. In her workshops, children and families visiting Tompkins Square were encouraged to create images of familiar wildlife that they encountered in the park. These drawings and paintings may appear indecipherable at a first glance, similar to a Rorschach test; however, when children are asked to elaborate they create joyful stories about the natural elements they observed.

Several of these drawings were collected and combined to create images that were transferred onto wood panels. The images were then either cut out of the panel, revealing glances of the park, or partially removed with half of the drawing still visible. Some of the cutouts were painted with chalk paint so kids can complete the drawing. The panels, located in the Slocum Memorial Fountain Plaza, are low on the fence in order to maintain a relationship with children’s eye level. Linardaki will periodically conduct workshops throughout the exhibition in the sitting area behind the park house.

All of the paintings that inspire the installation will be uploaded to her website.

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