Thanks for coming to the Fall Festival on Pier 42!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate and made the Fall Festival on Pier 42 a success!

IMG_7518Kite-flying competitions with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

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!

IMG_7586Art 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

DSC_0608Hester Street Collaborative led a drawing monotype screen activity, where children created prints of species that live in the East River and their environmental benefits

IMG_7505Finished prints hanging on the fence installation by Chat Travieso

IMG_7534Audio testimonies with community members: Neighbors shared memories of Pier 42 and East River Park with the Rhizomatic Museum

IMG_7556Gardening and park clean up activities: Visitors helped to prepare Pier 42 and the entry to the East River Park for winter and spring by pulling weeds and planting flower bulbs

DSC_0681All were free to join performers and musicians from the New York Capoeira Center in an interactive Afro-Brazilian dance performance

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Old Traditional Polish Cuisine and Momos & Buns

IMG_7571And the winners of the kite flying competition are…

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IMG_7526Can’t wait to see you in the spring!