9. Mural at Mariner’s Harbor Playground

Photo courtesy of the Friends of Mariner’s Harbor Park

The Friends of Mariner’s Harbor Park, with approval of the NYC Parks’ Public Art Department, will be installing a mural at the Mariner’s Harbor Playground in Staten Island. Volunteer artist James Merlis designed the mural, which he has stenciled onto the wall.

Here comes the really exciting part: the park is encouraging people from the community to come together on August 4 from 10 AM to 2 PM for a Paint by Numbers event to collectively fill in the entire mural in just the span of a few hours. Details of the Paint by Numbers event can be found on its Facebook page.