Join us this summer at the FIGMENT Minigolf, Interactive Sculptures, Pavilion, and Treehouse on Governors Island!
On June 7th and 8th, FIGMENT New York kicked off another amazing summer of free art and events on Governors Island in New York Harbor, with the FIGMENT NYC Event. It was amazing, as we welcomed 26,656 visitors who engaged with hundreds of participatory art projects in every imaginable medium. Every day for the rest of the summer (until September 21) you can visit the island to play minigolf, relax in our City of Dreams Pavilion, explore our interactive sculptures, and play in our TreeHouse. 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 they city and the statue of liberty.
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Governors Island to be home to a very unique 10-hole minigolf course from June 7 through Sept 21
This year’s theme is ‘New York City Now.’
For the 2014 Artist Designed Minigolf Course, artists were asked to re-evaluate and re-imagine what New York City is all about, at a critical moment in the city’s history, as we face our first change in city leadership in 12 years. How can our city move forward in a way that provides opportunity for everyone, in which every voice is important and can be heard? Topics from New York’s love of pizza to “Bridgegate” are explored using the populist medium of minigolf. All of FIGMENT’s work is interactive – visitors to Governors Island find it easy to pick up a golf club, ball, and scorecard and become participants in the artwork. This summer, visitors to Governors Island will be able to interact with art – and each other – in a whole new way.
Part of our Summer-Long Program, over 100,000 visitors annually have enjoyed and interacted with FIGMENT NYC’s Minigolf Course since its inception in 2008.
c2013 Joseph Tapia CrissCross by Azmi Mert Erdem, FIGMENT NYC
Were you inspired by FIGMENT last year and want to get involved?
Do you have an idea for a project that will get everyone involved?
FIGMENT is for everyone - we accept art projects of all types from artists of all ages and experience. It's time to submit your proposal!