Arts East River Waterfront is a series of collaborations in the Lower East Side, connecting residents, artists, and other art-lovers to create and enjoy art and design installations, performances, and participatory activities along the East River Waterfront. This multi-faceted initiative expands the range of voices participating in the development of the Lower East Side Waterfront, to imagine and affect the future of Piers 42 and 35.

Organising bodies, Cultural Councils along with Community organisations collaboration for societal, cultural and educational gathering places;  Arts East River Waterfront in NYC, linger

A sort of community unique place to linger freely throughout summer months:

Arts East River Waterfront community place at NYC to linger in summer
Source: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Moreover, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council stated that as per Arts East River Waterfront’s organizers, they have launched Paths to Pier 42 previously in 2013 while partnering with the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and with State Senator Daniel Squadron’s office.The basic motive behind to activate Pier 42 as a temporary park with art & design projects. LMCC commissioned five artists to work in collaboration with local residents and community organisations to create community-responsive projects for the site throughout the summer months, creating a unique place where people want to go and linger — a visible and familiar gathering place that is a cultural, educational, and recreational amenity for all.

Organisers for the upcoming community event narrated that, “the basic motive behind the event is to get Pier 42 as a temporary community park with art & design projects. Perpetually, LMCC commissioned five artists for the event who will be working in collaboration with local residents of the society along with involving local community organisations to get short term societal uplift goals.

New York City community-based project’s short term goals contains;

  1. Initiating community-responsive projects for the site throughout the summer months. 
  2. Creating a unique place where people want to go and linger.
  3. A visible and familiar gathering place that is a cultural, educational, and recreational amenity for all.

Since then, we have continued to commission new artists and designers to create work specifically for Pier 42 each year.


For complete information on commissioned artists and projects:
visit: pathstopier42.com 
Source: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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