6/25 Freshkills Park Tour with Mariel Villeré

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Presented by:
Mariel Villeré

At 2,200 acres, when it is completed Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination — the largest park development in New York City in over 100 years — makes the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

Mariel Villere leads a special tour to visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project.  On this van tour with parks staff, learn about the changing landscape and the ways that artists engage the public with the site’s history, current conditions and its future, through performances, activities and installations.


Date & Time:
June 25 12:30pm-3:00pm
Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes, please reserve a spot for the tour. Return time will be in time to take the 3pm ferry.

Begins at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, St. George, Staten Island (Meet at the Taxi Stand)