You are reading

Calling All Queens Artists: Submit your Artwork Proposals for Display at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Parks Dept)

Oct. 9, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Local Queens artists have the chance to create an artwork to be displayed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. 

NYC Parks and the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park have issued a call for art proposals from Queens-based artists for a site-specific artwork to live in the borough’s largest and most iconic park next summer. 

A committee of arts professionals and Queens community members, together with NYC Parks and Alliance representatives will choose two winners from the proposals. The winners will receive a $5,000 grant to create their proposed artwork for the park. 

The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 6, 2019. Proposals should be emailed to NYC Parks Art & Antiquities at with “Alliance for Flushing Meadows Grant” in the subject line.

The committee will announce award recipients in January 2020 and the winning artworks will be installed in the park in June 2020.

Proposals will be judged on artistic and creative merit, response to the surrounding community, suitability to the site and the theme of “Flushing Meadows Corona Park: The World’s Park.”

“We are thrilled to continue working with local artists to activate underused spaces with more cultural programming,” said Janice Melnick, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Administrator and Alliance Executive Director. “This grant program helps us ensure that Flushing Meadow Corona Park continues to serve as both a destination and a beloved resource for the community.”

Possible installation locations include the Meridian Rd. & Meadow Lake Rd. – West Entrance; Roosevelt Ave. Entrance; 111th St. at 49th Ave. Entrance; College Point Blvd. and 58th Rd. Entrance; and the Lawns around Meadow Lake.

The Art in the Parks: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Grant is now in its second year. Last year’s winning artists were Yvonne Shortt and Karl Orozco. 

Shortt’s “Pavilion Landing” told the story of intergalactic children whose spaceship has landed in the park seeking a ray of hope generated by the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Orozco’s “Hospicio Cabañas” was a pixelated mosaic created with heirloom corn kernels that depicted the stage for Thunder Hawk, the first Mexican video game character.

More details on the proposal guidelines can be found here

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News


Jun. 17, 2024 By Athena Dawson

Are you a fan of dramatic plays and tear-jerking comedies? Head to Travers Park this Wednesday for a free performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, hosted by the Mobile Unit of The Public Theatre.  Located at 78th St. and 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, the Shakespeare in the Park series will grace Queens’ public stage on June 19th at 6 p.m. for a truly unforgettable performance. The 90-minute play will provide a bilingual English and Spanish adaptation for audience members to enjoy. 

Teen robbed of pricey AirPods by shirtless suspect near Queens Center Mall: NYPD

A 17-year-old girl was walking to the Queens Center Mall earlier this month when a bare-chested stranger snatched a pricey pair of Apple AirPods from her ears in broad daylight.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the grand larceny occurred at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. The youngster was about to enter the mall at 90-15 Queens Blvd. when the perpetrator came up behind her and forcibly removed the AirPods before running off in an unknown direction, police said. A pair of high-end Apple AirPods can cost up to $500.

Urgent manhunt underway for ‘animal’ who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Flushing park on Thursday: NYPD

The NYPD announced a $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a Hispanic man who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Kissena Corridor Park on Thursday afternoon.

More than sixty investigators were at the crime scene late into the night. During a press briefing by NYPD brass on Friday, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey said that the manhunt was expanded city-wide and that the department would spare no expense until the suspect was apprehended.

Southeast Queens man arraigned on weapons charges after cops search his ‘ghost car’ near LaGuardia Airport: DA

A Hollis man was criminally charged after police discovered a cache of weapons in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He was pulled over for driving a “ghost car” with obscured license plates in East Elmhurst near LaGuardia Airport during the early morning hours of June 12.

Judd Sanson, 27, of Jamaica Avenue, was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon on a criminal complaint charging him with multiple counts of weapons possession, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, and unlawful use of a police uniform or emblem and other crimes after the arsenal was found in his SUV.