Jordan Casteel, The Baayfalls, 2017 (rendering). A High Line Commission. On view December 2019 – December 2020. Rendering courtesy the High LineJordan Casteel, The Baayfalls, 2017 (rendering). A High Line Commission. On view until December 2020. Rendering courtesy the High Line

Happy New Year Untapped New York readers! It may be January but there is going to be a unique variety of new art installations and exhibitions opening this month. Site specific is the name of the game, with works going up in Madison Square Park, Times Square, and an immersive secret show taking place somewhere in Brooklyn.

1. Oversized Glowing See-Saws in Garment District

Glowing seesaws in Garment DistrictPhoto by Alexandre Ayer

The Garment District Alliance never fails to activate its Midtown pedestrian plazas in colorful and interactive ways, whether with art installations or street art on the ground. Its latest will be unveiled this afternoon, entitled Impulse and will feature 12 over-sized see-saws that glow and play music.

Impulse will be located between West 37th and 38th streets, which is pedestrian-only and closed to vehicles. According to the Garment District Alliance, the movement of the see-saws will be an “ever-changing composition [that] will create a dynamic light and sound wave, animating and brightening the Garment District’s Broadway pedestrian plazas. Impulse will be up until January 31st.

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