10. Field of Sunflowers at Four Freedoms Park
Late last month, FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, in partnership with the New-York Historical Society and the League of Women Voters, unveiled a field of sunflowers on the steps of the park. The installation honors the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.
The sunflower is a historic symbol of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement, making the display an appropriate celebration for the centennial of the amendment which granted women the right to vote. Planners of the installation hope that it will spark conversations about the importance of voting rights during a pivotal election year. The twelve-foot by one-hundred-foot tromp l’oeil will be on display at the park until August 20th.