Jun 092010

Last year, over 13,000 people attended FIGMENT, a free, all-weekend art event on beautiful Governor’s Island, moments from Manhattan and Brooklyn in the NY Harbor.  [Directions to the Island]

This year, it’s hoped that even more people will attend, and with a theme of “Figment: What are YOU bringing?” many people will be bringing their own creative works, and there are several hundred scheduled and placed.

What will visitors find? Live music, a free minigolf course, tons of children’s activities, Interactive Art and Sculpture, Dance Performances, Costumed performers of all kinds, DJ’s, and, well, you never know.

You can check Flickr for photos of previous years FIGMENTs, and see the official FIGMENT trailer, and video of Jen Upchurch’s Temple of Wonder and Animus Collective’s 1,000 Pieces sculptures as described by their creators.

The event is being highly recommended in Flavorpill, the Village Voice, and elsewhere. Check it out if you can. You will be delighted at what you find only a 5-minute free ferry ride from Manhattan or Brooklyn.

You can find the full performance schedule here, and connect to the project on Facebook and Twitter.  If you’re twittering the event, or adding photos to Flickr, use #FigmentNYC to add to the group narrative.

DISCLAIMER: I am involved in helping make FIGMENT known on social media and the interwebs.  As with everyone involved in helping make this event happen, I am a volunteer. There are no salaries at FIGMENT, all the funds we raise goes to financing the art and sculpture.

Want to contribute? That’s awesome, you’re helping gift free public art to NYC and its visitors. Either go to the FIGMENT donation page, or donate $5.o0 by texting the word FIGMENT to 20222.