Volunteers Needed For Restoration of Jackson Street Mural
Throughout the summer and early fall, an effort is underway to restore a large mural at Henry M. Jackson Playground.
The Celebrating the Heroes of Our City mural was created in 2002, part of a large-scale community art project in response to the 9/11 attacks. Over the years, the 210 foot-long mural has undergone some wear and tear. So the City Arts organization and Walt Disney have come together to engage volunteers and people in the community to give it a face lift.
In a news release, City Arts Executive Director Tsipi Ben-Haim, said: “We are giving the children of the Lower East Side a chance to be heard, to paint their dreams of a better future on the wall of their neighborhood park. We hope it will stand as a constant reminder of people coming together for a great cause.”
The project will be going on through October at the playground, located at Henry and Jackson streets. You can sign up to volunteer here.