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.