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Art in the Parks

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

Celebrating 50 Years of Art in the Parks

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program! Visit more than 50 public artworks currently on view in our parks, and celebrate with us at our upcoming anniversary events!

Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Parks

Public Art Map and Guide

Find out which current exhibits are on display near you, and browse our permanent monument collection.

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Esther A. Grillo, SURF'S UP

Esther A. Grillo, SURF'S UP
Spring 2000 to Spring 2000
108th Street on Shore Front Parkway
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Esther Grillo's detailed piece showcases nine photorealistic figures set in an expressionistic surf. The 74' x 12' mural can be seen 24 hours a day at Beach 108th Street on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway, NY. This project was funded by the City Parks Foundation Grant, the Rockaway Artist's Alliance Apprenticeship Program, Beach Channel High School students and S.H.A.F.T.

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