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NYC’s largest Satisfaction flag covers Louis Kahn’s 4 Freedoms State Park

It’s Satisfaction month and meaning New York Metropolis’s largest Satisfaction flag within the Franklin D. Roosevelt 4 Freedoms State Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island is again and extra colourful than ever. Painted on the Grand Stairs of the general public park and spanning over 100 ft lengthy by 30 ft huge, the 2022 Progress Satisfaction Flag is a reprisal of the set up in 2019, however with new colours, black and brown (in expression of Individuals of Coloration) and pink, blue, and white (to represent transgender). 

“The 2022 Progress Satisfaction Flag locations larger emphasis on inclusion and development with added colours representing marginalized LGBTQIA+ communities of colour and transgender communities,” said the 4 Freedoms Park Conservancy (FFPC) in a press launch. 

“We’re proud to ship this daring message of inclusion and acceptance at FDR 4 Freedoms State Park,” mentioned commissioner Erik Kulleseid of New York State Workplace of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, a state company that partnered with FFPC to understand the set up. 

People in colorful outfits dancing on rainbow painted stairs
Latinx dance group Ballet Hispánico will host performances on the painted steps at 4 Freedoms State Park (Steven Pisano)

The 2022 Progress Satisfaction Flag was additionally put in partially to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the State Park, which opened to the general public in 2012. Architect Louis Kahn designed the granite park, which honors the 4 Freedoms proclaimed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941–Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Need, and Freedom from Concern–in each its identify and mission. For the FFPC, the Progress Satisfaction Flag is emblematic of these rights in right this moment’s context. 

“4 Freedoms Park Conservancy’s mission is singular and easy: we create public applications, fee public artwork and produce installations to ignite conservations about primary human rights. President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, articulated these, in what now appears stunningly prescient: Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Need and Freedom from Concern. That is what The Progress Satisfaction Flag stands for – inclusion means inclusion in all of the freedoms from financial safety to freedom from concern and naturally freedom of expression,” mentioned Howard Axel, CEO 4 Freedoms Park Conservancy in a press launch.

To kick off Satisfaction Month and rejoice the launch of the set up, the FFPC invited the nationally acknowledged Latinx dance firm Ballet Hispánico–a becoming selection, because the dance group has been a number one voice within the intersection between arts and advocacy. 

“Ballet Hispánico is thrilled to have been chosen to assist launch the 2022 Progress Satisfaction Flag, an set up which aligns with our mission of illustration, inclusion, and accessibility by way of tradition and dance,” mentioned Ballet Hispánico Inventive Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro.

Ballet Hispánico will return to 4 Freedoms State Park this upcoming Saturday on June 18th for the park’s Free to Be You Competition, which is free to the general public. Different obtainable applications embody Drag Story Hour and face portray and, in fact, a photograph op with New York Metropolis’s largest satisfaction flag. 


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