9. Blessing of The Boats at Battery Park City

A rendering of Manu Malik's Blessing of the BoatsArtist rendering of Muna Malik’s Blessing of The Boats: River To River in Belvedere Plaza, Battery Park City, produced by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and co-presented with the Battery Park City Authority as part of River To River 2020: Four Voices, courtesy of the artist

Blessing of The Boats at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City is another piece of the River To River 2020: Four Voices festival. Co-presented with Battery Park City Authority, this event and art installation invites New Yorkers to directly engage with and contribute to the installation. Participants are encouraged to fold a piece of paper into an origami boat and on it, write your answer to the prompt, “We have an opportunity to set sail towards a new future. What society would you build and how do we get there?”

You can see an instructional video online to learn how to fold the boat. Bring your boat to Belvedere Plaza between August 15th and August 18th to add it to the installation created by Muna Malik. Malik’s piece will create a quiet and meaningful place to commit to the rebuilding of a more just, equitable, and sustainable future.