Join us on Sunday, April 12, at the Queens Museum for the opening of You Are Here: Creating a New Approach to Civic Participation in the World's Park, an exhibition featuring community-driven design concepts to improve access and circulation around and within Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP).
Community advisors will present new concepts from 2-3 p.m., with a feedback session and a reception from 3-5 p.m.
As the culmination of the first phase of The World's Park: Reconnecting a Regional Park with Its Neighbors, a partnership between the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Queens Museum, and the Design Trust for Public Space, the exhibition illustrates current connectivity challenges within the park, and highlights the creative opportunities for the Park's future.
A group of community advisors, residents of the neighboring communities who have volunteered to be part of a four-month long ‘community design school’, will present their design concepts, including innovative information kiosks, art installations for park entrances, wayfinding landmarks, sensory play areas for children with special needs, and more.
Anyone interested in the future of Flushing Meadows Corona Park is invited and encouraged to attend this event. Guests will have a chance to engage with the community advisors regarding their proposed design concepts and help refine the concepts towards actionable ideas that can enhance the connectivity of the park with its surrounding neighborhoods. Concepts will remain on view through May 3, 2015.
Simultaneous Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be offered. If you know of anyone who needs assistance in another language, please get in touch with us: Jose Serrano-McClain, Design Trust Community Organizing Fellow.