9. Robert Moses Street Art in the Rockaways
There’s a lot more to see in Rockaway! again this month. In celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service this year, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service commissioned Rockaway Artists Alliance to produce a special exhibit. Entitled Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park, the exhibit includes themes such as pollinators, which are critical to the Jamaica Bay ecosystem, and have been deeply affected by the invasive plant species that have taken root in the area since Hurricane Sandy. In addition, the exhibit will include military and aviation history of Fort Tilden and Floyd Bennett Field. Some artists have depicted events and historical figures that occurred in the Fort or impacted the area. The installations will be on view through September 5, 2016 at Fort Tilden, Rockaway.
Also don’t miss the large-scale art project in the abandoned buildings at Fort Tilden.