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Rendering of Flying High for Equality at Joyce Kilmer Park

The month of June will fill our parks and public spaces with installations meant to bring people together, featuring commonalities, and the sharing of common spaces. Most notable are the large-scale works in ten parks throughout all five boroughs, due to an Art in the Parks: UNIQUO Park Expressions Grant. This Grant was given to parks that are underserved by cultural programming in an effort to transform these locations into art destinations, through a series of rotating exhibitions. Below are 21 art installations and exhibits, from Staten Island to the Bronx, not to miss in the month of June.

21. Treetops Adventure and Nature Trek Opening at Bronx Zoo

Image courtesy of Bronx Zoo with photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher

The Bronx Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will open two new attractions with three exciting experiences in June, with a design that was recently bestowed a Excellence in Design award by New York City’s Public Design Commission. The Treetop Adventure will open to the public on Friday, June 16. This new addition to the Zoo and WCS will include seven aerial climbing courses, and a Zipline that runs more than 400 feet across the Bronx River. The seven rope courses will include varying skill levels, and will be located near the Bronx River entrance to the Bronx Zoo.

Nature Trek will open on Friday, June 23rd, and will include a netted bridge-and-tower course, as well as a nature play area located inside the Bronx Zoo. Nature Trek is included with the purchase of a Bronx Zoo Total Experience Ticket.

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