Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate and made the Fall Festival on Pier 42 a success!
Over five hundred people joined us for tours of the Paths to Pier 42 art installations, bulb planting with the Ecology Center, kite-flying competitions with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, art making activities for kids led by Children’s Museum of the Arts and by Hester Street Collaborative, interactive performances by the New York Capoeira Center, and taste offerings from the Momo & Buns and Old Polish Food Trucks.
The Fall Festival was a part of Open House New York weekend and Marfa Dialogues NY, and was the last community event at Pier 42 until next year. Those who were not able to make it can still check out installations by Nanna Debois Buhl, Interboro Partners, Jennifer Wen Ma, Mary Mattingly and Chat Travieso through the end of November. Stay tuned for updates as we gear up for the spring!
Art Activities about the waterfront led by the Children’s Museum of the Arts: Children created a “river of repurposed materials,” from fabrics, paper scraps, and other recycled materials
Finished prints hanging on the fence installation by Chat Travieso
Audio testimonies with community members: Neighbors shared memories of Pier 42 and East River Park with the Rhizomatic Museum
All were free to join performers and musicians from the New York Capoeira Center in an interactive Afro-Brazilian dance performance
Old Traditional Polish Cuisine and Momos & Buns