Four Freedoms Draws Families For Peace

September 24, 2018

Photos by Alexandre Tolipan 

 

Four Freedoms Park, surrounded by water on three sides with its expansive views of the Manhattan skyline, Long Island City and the Brooklyn Bridge offers a lot of family friendly programming this time of year. 

 

Last weekend they held their popular kite flight for peace where visitors were given blank white kites and invited to sit inside tents set up outside the Smallpox Hospital to decorate them. Jennifer Meinhardt, the beloved children's librarian from our local library conducted a well-attended story time at the event. 

 

Future programming includes the Uni Project, their pop-up reading room, on October 20 and October 21, and Fall for the Arts on October 6. A tour of the park presented as part of Archtober, the the annual, month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October is also scheduled for October 20. The tour will discuss the challenges of creating public spaces today. It will also give a history lesson -  the story of the Park’s design, the sudden death of its architect, Louis Kahn, the near-bankruptcy of the city, and the effort that brought the Park to fruition.

 

See more about the Park here.

 

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