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UN Plaza To Get Sculptures; Events at Four Freedoms Park


MIDTOWN EAST/KIPS BAY?It's spring, which means public plaza beautification time. Come May 7, the space in front of the United Nations (which is formally called Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, who knew) will be home to 15 sculptures by Australian artist Andrew Rogers. Known for his large-scale installations, Rogers created this series, called "Individuals," out of upside-down pyramidal-shaped bronze structures that loosely resemble humans if you squint and tilt your head to the side. Or maybe that's not the point? [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

ROOSEVELT ISLAND?The warmer weather also brings special events and longer hours to one of the city's newest parks. Four Freedoms Park has a nice lineup of spring/summer events including a commemorative wrath-laying this Friday to honor the 68th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, a decidedly lighter-hearted cherry blossom festival on Saturday, and a garden party fundraiser on June 4. Starting April 24, the park will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week except Tuesdays. It's currently open Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]
?Photo by Nathan Kensinger

Four Freedoms Park

Roosevelt Island, E Rd., New York, NY