Paths to Pier 42 launches a temporary waterfront park, with a series of temporary art/educational/design installations, to increase access to, and create public uses of Pier 42 while it awaits permanent transformation into a new public park over the next several years. Art/design installations and events on site serve to model activities that can and will take place on the waterfront once it is fully redeveloped while providing community access and enjoyment in the interim.
With an emphasis on input from the community about the future of this valuable public space, selected artists/designers will participate in biweekly events including meetings with advisory committee members and sessions to receive feedback from the community. This process will start in April 2013 through project installation and launch in July 2013, with potential for artist/designer participation in related public programming on site through November 2013.
Paths to Pier 42 is made possible by The Surdna Foundation and the New York Community Trust and by generous donations from Build it Green NYC, New York Restoration Project and Solar One. In addition, this project was funded by an agreement awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program.