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FIGMENT NYC Weekend on Governor’s Island
June 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
FIGMENT is a free art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. On June 7th and 8th, FIGMENT New York will be kicking off another amazing summer with participatory art projects in every imaginable medium on Governors Island in New York Harbor. Take the ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn and enjoy one of New York’s best kept secrets, a 30 acre newly-renovated park with panoramic views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. Visitors to FIGMENT are invited to play minigolf, relax in the City of Dreams Pavilion, explore interactive sculptures, and play in the TreeHouse all season long.
We’re especially excited for the Governor’s Cup in the City of Dreams Pavilion. In this sculpture, inspired by tape-lace crochet, used plastic cups, saved from discard from throughout the city, are bound by zip-ties into a densely-knit serpentine structure. The configuration forms an outdoor room, shimmering in the sun and echoing with breeze-driven sound. It also calls attention to our disposable cup crisis. The recycling rate for plastic cups is negligible. After any given event in New York City, hundreds of disposable cups get left behind to sit in landfills. This year, the Governor’s Cup Assembly Team committed to saving 30,000 cups from the landfill and finding new ways to save other plastic cups from being tossed aside as trash.
Ferry schedule and directions here.