LIBERTY BELL ROCKAWAY

LIBERTY BELL ROCKAWAY

The Rockaway Hotel is the official project hub for Liberty Bell in Rockaway, NY.

In The Rockaways, New York, Liberty Bell covers four separate sites and features the original Liberty Bell drawing, as well as a companion AR artwork created exclusively for The Rockaways. The companion drawing is geolocated over the Atlantic Ocean and is visible from Rockaway beach at 108th street, the rooftop of The Rockaway Hotel (opening Summer 2020), as well as along the ruins remaining at Fort Tilden. This particular composition appears as an abstracted wave with a soundscape of a single bell tolling. The Rockaways drawing, thematically connected to the first, considers liberty as it relates to site specific climate change.

“The Rockaway Hotel is thrilled to sponsor this dynamic project. We believe that art can be the connective tissue of a community and through our community partnerships we hope to provide new opportunities for cultural enrichment to visitors and locals alike.” - Michi Jigarjian, Partner and Chief Social Impact Officer, The Rockaway Hotel

“JBRPC’s commitment to free public art in Jamaica Bay and Rockaway parks has allowed countless visitors to experience unique works of art in our parks since 2013. We are delighted to partner this summer with Art Production Fund and Nancy Baker Cahill on this cutting-edge exhibition. Baker Cahill’s Liberty Bell will allow park visitors to experience an augmented reality artwork, curated specifically for a number of Rockaway parks, and reflect on the natural beauty of these spaces along with accompanying sound,” - Alex Zablocki, Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

DIRECTIONS TO VIEW ARTWORK

Shirley Chisholm State Park: Enter the Fountain Avenue, Brooklyn, entrance of the park either by walking, bike or car (limited parking). Enter the park and follow signs toward Fountain Pier, facing the open Jamaica Bay. The drawing will appear over the water. The artwork is also viewable from the Skybowl at the park.  Note: this is a remote location, roughly a ten-fifteen minute walk from the parking area. This site is wheelchair accessible. 

 

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Ideal viewing area is indicated within the red box: 

Rockaway Ferry Landing: Enter Beach Channel Drive at Beach 108th Street, Rockaway Beach, and position yourself to the left of the Rockaway Ferry landing at the water's edge. Drawing will appear over Jamaica Bay. This site is wheelchair accessible. 

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Ideal viewing area is indicated within the red box: 

Rockaway Beach at Beach 108th Street: The Rockaway Beach boardwalk at Beach 108th Street and Shore Front Parkway, and head slightly left toward the dunes and water. Drawing will appear over the ocean.  This site is wheelchair accessible. 

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Ideal viewing area is indicated within the red box: 

Fort Tilden: Battery Harris East: Enter the park and head toward the Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 7 Gallery (Murray Road and Hero Road, Breezy Point). Head west down Murray Road toward Battery Harris East, an abandoned military installation, and directly face the battery; drawing will appear overhead. Parking is not available at the park. Note: This is a remote location, roughly a ten minute walk from the gallery. Wheelchair accessible from the Rockaway Artist Alliance gallery only. 

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Ideal viewing area is indicated within the red box: 

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