Participate in Muna Malik’s Blessing of the Boats: River To River in Belvedere Plaza until Aug 18!

Come by Muna Malik's Blessing of the Boats: River To River in Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park to share your vision for a more just, sustainable and equitable future. On Today,August 17 and tomorrow, August 18 from 10am - 7pm, add your origami boat to Muna’s installation.

Several additional safety and prevention procedures are also being introduced based on NY Forward regulations and guidance. For the safety of the community members and staff, all visitors to the sculpture are required to wear a mask. Should a visitor not have a mask available, there will be disposable masks will be provided on site for their use.

There will be Visitor Engagement Associates to help with any questions you might have and they will wear masks and gloves at all times for both their safety and for the safety of the visitors. There are chalk markings on the stone pavers in measured intervals to guide safe social distancing around the sculpture.

For visitors who would like to fold a paper boat to add to the installation, they will be offered individually sealed packets with supplies that they keep. For viewers who simply wish to enjoy the contemplative environment, park benches are available at safe distances.

If you are unable to join us today, you can still participate virtually by taking a picture of your boat and sharing it with us by emailing We have also created an Activity Worksheet for all ages to set sail towards a new future in Blessing of the Boats: River To River.

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