The Paparazzi Dogs in Dumbo
The month of June brings to New York City more than a dozen new outdoor art installations on top of a plethora still on view from last month. June will have you swinging at Brookfield Place, sliding on Governors Island, typing your thoughts, and examining your brain waves for your most inner thoughts. You can park-hop from Randall’s Island to Foley Square, from Prospect Park to Riverside Park, and your art-walk will take you from Coney Island to Harlem with many stops in between.
Here are thirteen art installations not to miss in New York City this June:
13. Governors Island’s The Hills Opens in June
The much-anticipated project, The Hills are opening this summer on Governors Island, ahead of schedule. Dutch landscape firm West 8 created the four hills, which will range from twenty-five to seventy feet in height. The Hills project adds ten acres of green space, which will include 43,000 shrubs and more than 860 trees, along with pathways and playground slides. The tallest of the Hills, Outlook Hill, will offer panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan. It will also include a winding path made of blocks from the island’s seawall known as “granite scramble.”
Slide Hill will rise forty feet and includes four slides, one of which will be the longest slide in New York City. Discover Hill, also forty feet in height, will include a site-specific sculpture by British artist Rachel Whiteread, in the form of a cabin. The Grassy Hill, with its sloping lawn, will rise twenty-five feet. In addition to the opening of The Hills, the 2.2 mile promenade around the edge of the island will also open to visitors for biking and walking around the entire island.