Seward Park Art Installation Opens Saturday With LES Historical Discussion


You may have noticed artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s In Retrospect, a piece recently installed in front of the Seward Park Library. Coming up tomorrow (Saturday) at 5 p.m., there will a public conversation in celebration of the sculpture, which is part of the city’s Art in the Parks Program.

The artist will be on-hand to co-moderate the discussion. Other participants include: librarian Andrew Fairweather, Lower East Side historian Joyce Mendelsohn, architect Ron Castellano, local tenant leader Daisy Paez and architect/educator Alexis Kraft. The conversation will focus on the history of the Lower East Side and of Seward Park, and look at the transformations in the neighborhood and in the library building across the decades.

More information here.