PLEASE TOUCH THE ART

New York City’s art collection is no joke. You could spend an entire month inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and still not see everything on display, or find something new every single time you hit up MoMA. Wintertime is perfect for quiet museum afternoons, hiding out from the arctic chill. But come summer, call us crazy, we just gotta get outside. Which is why this weekend we’re hoofing it to Brooklyn to check out an eclectic public art display that has Brooklyn Bridge Park buzzing. Danish Arist Jeppe Hein has installed several different pieces along the waterfront, including a way-cool, kid-friendly fountain system called ‘Appearing Rooms’, which creates walled rooms out of jets of water which jump and disappear throughout the day, and 16 fun, colorful benches which make sitting down and taking a load off feel infinitely more interesting than a regular old park bench.

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Also on display is Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin’s Watertower 3, crafted from salvage acrylic scraps and illuminated from within, Tom-Fruin-Watertower-New-York-Brooklyn-3-880x587gorgeous to view after dark from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. At the Empire Fulton Ferry landing Fruin’s Kolonihavehus, a colorful garden house, features operating doors and windows. After all that culture, you should totally hit up Fornino for an al fresco rooftop pizza and glass of vino at Pier 6, because, well, why not?