5. Neighborhood Stories in Rainey Park, Queens
Inspired by the artwork of Romare Bearden, Red Grooms, and Faith Ringgold, children at the Sunnyside Community Services at Woodside Housing, led by artist Penelope Eleni, created the installation titled, Neighborhood Stories. The ceramic tiles, which are made up of images of city scenes, were initiated through a series of children’s art workshops. They now flank iron columns at the entrance to Rainey Park.
The exhibition is presented by The Friends of Astoria Heights Park, with support from Sunnyside Community Center at Woodside Houses, and will be on view to November 2017. Rainey Park is located on Vernon Boulevard, between 33 Road and 34 Avenue.