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Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years

Aerial view of 2014 Chuck Ginnever installation

This year, NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art, including Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates, Alexander Calder’s mobiles, and Nari Ward’s sculptures, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. Celebrate art in the parks by visiting over 50 of our most exciting happenings this year!

It’s Happening! Festival
On October 21, 2017, join us in Central Park as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program with public art, performances, hands-on workshops!

Public Art Map and Guide
Use our map to find every single permanent and temporary public art on view right now in an NYC park.

screenshot of Public Art Map

Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Art Exhibit
The new grant brings 10 new artworks by New York City-based emerging artists to 10 NYC neighborhood parks.

Sam Holleran, Patrick Rowe, and Mobile Print Power, Conocer y Compartir—We Find Each Other

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Summer on the Hudson: Model to Monument Opening Tour

at 145th and the Hudson River (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see three sculptures by the accomplished artists of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Park Pride Celebration

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us at Viewfinding, a large-scale public sculpture and poetry collaboration by Sarah E. Brook, for a Pride celebration featuring poetry readings, visual art, and more.

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