2013-11-08 / Community

Sea Song Sculpture Unveiled


Organizer and artist Sarah Quinter (kneeling center), community members, contributors and artists at the unveiling of the Sea Song Sandy memorial statue. Organizer and artist Sarah Quinter (kneeling center), community members, contributors and artists at the unveiling of the Sea Song Sandy memorial statue. With songs, poetry, shared stories of Hurricane Sandy and even a fire dancer, the Sea Song commemorative sculpture was raised on Saturday, October 26th at the Hip Hop Community Garden at Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The sculpture, built from a variety of remnants left by the storm, was constructed by artists and interested community members over more than nine months.

The invitation to the well-attended afternoon gathering described the event as “a time of remembrance and community togetherness, reflecting on how far we have come and sharing our hopes for the future…also sharing our stories about this collective experience.”

Artist Sarah Quinter, who coordinated much of the project, was on hand to supervise its lifting into place by the crowd and the addition of “resilience flags” once it was raised.



Dozens of handmade resilience flags were strung from the statue once it was raised. Photos by Dan Guarino Dozens of handmade resilience flags were strung from the statue once it was raised. Photos by Dan Guarino

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