AS NYC MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BP ADAMS HOLDS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY MOURNING 30,000+ LIVES LOST, UNVEILS NEW 'ARRIVALS + DEPARTURES' ART INSTALLATION WITH BAM COMMEMORATING PASSAGE OF LIFE | Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
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AS NYC MARKS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BP ADAMS HOLDS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY MOURNING 30,000+ LIVES LOST, UNVEILS NEW ‘ARRIVALS + DEPARTURES’ ART INSTALLATION WITH BAM COMMEMORATING PASSAGE OF LIFE
Brooklyn, NY – Yesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined cultural institutions throughout the borough for a COVID-19 Remembrance Day, in recognition of the one-year anniversary since the pandemic first struck New York City. To commemorate this solemn anniversary Borough President Adams, in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), launched a new interactive public art installation, “Arrivals + Departures.”
The installation, by UK-based artists YARA+DAVINA, will be up outside of Borough Hall and is part of BAM’s recently announced Spring 2021 season. “Arrivals + Departures” will run from March 14th to April 11th.Taking the form of a train station arrivals and departures board, signifying those who have been born (“arrived”) or passed (“departed”), the installation offers a powerful meditation on birth, life, and death through the simple, yet potent act of naming. The boards will be accessible both in-person and virtually. As of yesterday, the public is invited to submit names online, at www.arrivalsanddepartures.net.
As of Sunday, March 14th, New York City has had 777,184 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, and 30,258 confirmed and probable deaths related to COVID-19, since the first case in the city was confirmed on February 29th, 2020.