McCarren Park

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Bound Hands Rising Free

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  • A hand pointing down supports a group of three hands pointing upward with the higher, middle hand supporting a dove with wings spread and starting to fly, on a pedestal
  • A hand pointing down supports a group of three hands pointing upward with the higher, middle hand supporting a dove with wings spread and starting to fly, on a pedestal
  • Location: Father Jerzy Popieluszko Square; Bedford and Nassau Avenues
  • Sculptor: Thomas Cleveland
  • Description: A hand pointing down supports a group of three hands pointing upward with the higher, middle hand supporting a dove with wings spread and starting to fly, on a pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze; granite
  • Dimensions: Sculpture H: 3'9" W: 9"; pedestal H: 2' W: 1' D: 1'
  • Cast: January, 2000
  • Dedicated: May, 2000
  • Foundry: Modern Art Foundry, Inc., Long Island City, NY
  • Donor: DPR: Capital projects

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Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.


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