Ebb of a Spring Tide: Opening CelebrationMay 20, 2023 12 – 5pm
May 20, 2023 | 12 – 5pm
Celebrate the opening day of Mary Mattingly: Ebb of a Spring Tide with music, workshops, and seasonal and local culinary offerings at the Park. The event is free, no reservations are required. Rain or shine!
DJ Vinyl Richie – jazz, hip-hop, r&b, avante garde
12 – 2pm: Ice Jewelry with Betsy Bamford
Make your own wearable ice jewelry! Learn about the possibilities of net zero art-making and sustainable materials.
2pm & 3pm: Papermaking with mushrooms with Roberta Trentin
Mushrooms are an excellent alternative source for paper making. The workshop will start with a brief introduction to mushroom paper making and how it differs from cellulose-based paper. We will then learn different paper-making techniques and assemblages and dive into making postcard-size sheets. All materials included. RSVP required HERE.
For Love and Lemon Cookies – Naturally colorful, Free of Gluten, Dairy, & Gum Cookies, from Astoria, NY
Gladys Bienvenida Restaurante – fresh tacos, veggie & Oaxacan cheese quesadillas
KAU KAU – Made in Hawaii, Roasted in Queens. Coffee, Hibiscus soda, Hawaiian-inspired treats & more
Culinary activation by Dan Pravit Fethke
About the Exhibition
Ebb of a Spring Tide is an exhibition of new sculptural works by Mary Mattingly exploring our relationship to coastal ecosystems and the shifting nature of rivers and water lines. The exhibition is on view Saturday, May 20 – September 10, 2023.
Ebb of a Spring Tide features a 65-foot living sculpture titled Water Clock that is fabricated on-site in response to the Park’s unique waterfront location along the East River. This monumental, scaffold structure, which includes edible vegetation, mirrors the cityscape across the East River, highlighting the human impact on New York City’s riparian zone. The clock’s pulse will be kept by water from the East River moving through tubes on the structure, a reminder of a life support system and the delicate balance of coastal ecosystems.
Image: Hayley Dixon