New York City has been called "an open air art museum". Each work of public art has a story behind it. Some were even designed by "big name" artists. Yet, rushed residents and commuters too often remain unaware of the significance of what they pass each day.
In observance of Memorial Day (as both a day of remembrance and the unofficial beginning of summer), we will walk around lower Manhattan, seeing and discussing 12 to 15 preselected monuments and public art installations. And while not an expert, I have done a lot of research and will share background info, personal observations, and a few amusing bits of trivia about the pieces we will view and their creators.
IMPORTANT NOTES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- If you do not receive a purchase confirmation, please check your credit / debit card account to make sure the transaction went through.
- Emergency contact is (917) 680-0656 if you are late or lost. Please do your best not to be either. However, if you need to find the group, send an "old-fashioned" text directly to my number. Do NOT attempt to reach me via email, Meetup, Ticketleap or any other Internet-based channel, as those methods are not reliable on my phone. Also, since I will be doing presentations, voice calls should be used only as a last resort.
- If you have bought a ticket but cannot attend, you have two options. To get a credit toward a future art tour or walk, notify me via direct (not Internet-based) text, voice call, or voicemail. This must be done BEFORE the listed start time so that the group does not get stuck waiting for you. Alternatively, you can send someone in your place; at check-in, simply have him or her mention the name under which you paid.
- Sorry, no refunds unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
- Please remember to bring a mask, proof of COVID vaccination, and photo ID, as these may be required for some indoor spaces.
- The event will last two to three hours. Afterward, we may go somewhere nearby for drinks, food, and socializing if there is interest.
- Art novices are welcome, as are people with extensive art backgrounds.