Closing Bell: A Sandy Remembrance Going up in the Rockaways

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The Wave reports that work is starting on a collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture in the Rockaways called “Sea Song.” The 16-foot-tall sculpture, planned for the community garden at Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, is inspired by “prayer trees” found around the world. The tree-like structure, built from salvaged material left in Sandy’s wake, will be a place for visitors to leave messages and mementos. It’s a collaborative project started by two individuals with the help of local groups and initiatives. They are now hosting public build sessions at 23-04 Cornaga Avenue every Saturday, weather permitting, from 12 to 6 pm. Participants must be at least 16 years but there will be activities for younger kids. They hope to hold an unveiling ceremony in the garden sometime around the one year anniversary of Sandy.

Sculpting A Sandy Remembrance [The Wave]
Photo via Sea Song