The spring and summer months are the busiest time of year for outdoor art installations, meaning now is the best time to head out discover all of the exciting new pieces popping up around New York City. Outdoor art takes on many forms this month as sculptures pop up on Roosevelt Island, screens alight in Times Square and the abandoned structures of Fort Totten get some new adornments. From dancing whales and clay birds to giant inflated balloons and playgrounds kids construct as they play, check out the new outdoor art installations not to miss this month:

1. Ascend with Pride at FDR Four Freedoms Park

Rendering courtesy FDR Four Freedoms Park

In conjunction with one of the official WorldPride NYC/Stonewall 50 events for Pride month in New York CityFDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island will install New York City’s largest-ever LGBTQ flag on the steps the park on June 14th, one day before the park’s World Pride celebration, which will include a VideoOut installation capturing coming out stories for their online library, food trucks for a picnic on the lawn, and a visit from Drag Queen Story Hour featuring books that focus on diversity and inclusivity from Little Bee Books.

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