Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Public Art Opening: Zaq Landberg's Islands of the Unisphere
Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Pack a picnic and meet us at the Unisphere! Landsberg recreated several of the famed monument’s islands at scale and placed them together to form a global archipelago. The islands act as seating, stages, and meeting places, and reflect the diversity Queens. These continents, figuratively stitched together, are recognizable by their shapes, but have neither labels nor borders.
This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.
Introduced in September 2016, the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant builds on Parks’ equity initiatives by bringing regular public art exhibits to parks that have historically lacked cultural programming. The $200,000 grant has been issued to a total of 20 artists over the course of two consecutive years, with $100,000 distributed to 10 artists in 2017, and $100,000 issued to another 10 artists this year. Each chosen artist receives $10,000 to execute their pieces. The first round of winning artists installed their pieces in June 2017, and each was on display for one year
Free and open to the public.
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Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink
Due to annual maintenance, the pool will be closed from September 2, 2018 through September 29, 2018. We will resume normal business hours on Sunday September 30, 2018.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018
Lawrence Playground is temporarily closed due to construction. To follow this project as it progresses, visit our Capital Projects Tracker.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2019
World's Fair Marina
Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021
- NYC PARKS PREPARES KIDS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON WITH YOUTH TECH WORKSHOPS ALL WEEK
- NYC PARKS JOINS UNIQLO FOR NEW PUBLIC ART CELEBRATION
- ARTBUILT STUDIO IN THE PARK RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS NEA OURTOWN GRANT AND EXPANDS TO PARKS IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS
- Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Performance
- The Amazing Captain Faust
- The Amazing Captain Faust
- World's Fair History Weekday Walk
- Historic New York: The World's Fair
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Indoor Pools
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Media Labs
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums