Residents Get First Glimpse Of Mosaic Tribute Park Floor
Residents Get First Glimpse Of Mosaic Tribute Park Floor A look at the mosaic floor that will make up a portion of the tribute to those local residents who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was revealed by artist Patrick Clark at a fundraiser held last weekend at Fort Tilden.
A model of Clark’s glass cupola at the fundraiser. Sponsors of the park expect that it will be ready for its opening in the spring.
A large group of residents showed up for the fundraiser, some buying raffles for a number of items, others enjoying the wine and cheese tasting party.
The crowd that turned out for the event overwhelmed the small Studio T-7, one of the Rockaway Artists Alliance venues at Fort Tilden.
Local Artist Patrick Clark, who designed and built the cupola and its floor, speaks to the large crowd.
The co-presidents for the PS 114 Parent Association speak with Joann Shapiro, who represented Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer at the fundraiser.
Clark points to several unique features in his 46,000-piece mosaic floor. Note that each Rockaway community that suffered a death in the World Trade Center is named on the floor.
Patrick and Linda provided the entertainment for the fundraiser.
Post Office spokesperson Scott Klein sold first day covers to raise funds for the Tribute Park with Wave Publisher Susan Locke.
Liz Sulik speaks with Clark and other residents at the fundraiser.
Klein speaks with Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore while Postmaster John Buonocore looks on.