2. Hippo Ballerina at Flatiron Plaza
The Hippo Ballerina, a work by Danish artist Bjorn Okholm Skaarup that was previously at Dante Park across from Lincoln Center back in 2017 is now at Flatiron Plaza as part of the NYC DOT Public Art installation program. The 15-foot tall, two and a half ton Hippo is made of bronze with polychrome patina, and takes inspiration Edward Degas’s Little Dancer of Fourteen Years and Walt Disney’s Fantasia. She’s been nicknamed “Henrietta’ by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.
On September 4th, you can join an event to welcome “Henrietta” the Hippo from 10 to 2 PM at the Partnership’s booth. Henrietta will be at Flatiron Plaza until Thanksgiving.