Kick off the Sanitation Museum Pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field and celebrate the history of sanitation around Jamaica Bay!
Location: Floyd Bennett Field
Number 46 on the official photoville map
The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) invites you to the opening of the Sanitation Museum Pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field, on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m.
The Sanitation Museum Pop-up photo exhibit is currently on display outside the Ryan Visitor Center along Flatbush Avenue. A partnership between JBRPC, Gateway National Recreation Area, the Sanitation Foundation, and local author Miriam Sicherman, the pop-up tells the story of sanitation in NYC through three themes: the bustling working-class community of Barren Island, the ongoing contributions of the New York Department of Sanitation, and the past and future of Jamaica Bay’s sanitary landfills. The exhibit was created with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The opening is free and open to the public, and will feature refreshments, public remarks, access to the Ryan Visitor Center, and a DSNY Touch-a-Truck event.
The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy is a public-private partnership dedicated to improving the 10,000 acres of public parkland throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula — for local residents and visitors alike. With its partners at city, state, and federal park agencies, JBRPC works to expand public access, increase recreational opportunities, foster citizen stewardship, restore natural areas, and enhance cultural resources.
Past exhibits sponsored by JBRPC include Rockaway! Public Arts Festival, celebrating the reopening of the historic Fort Tilden. First organized by MoMA PS1 and the Rockaway Artists Alliance in 2014, in partnership with JBRPC, Rockaway! featured solo projects by Patti Smith, Janet Cardiff, and Adrian Villar Rojas. The free public art festival continued in 2016 with a site-specific outdoor installation by artist Katharina Grosse, reflecting the bold colors of sunset in the Rockaways. In 2018, Rockaway! continued with the installation of Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama. JBRPC is excited to continue this tradition with the installation of the Sanitation Museum’s pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field in 2022.