Keys to the City

I love Creative Time. Over the years they have done so many great public art projects here in NYC, and here’s a new one that just may be their best project ever. It’s so great I have to admit I almost don’t want to tell anyone about it. What if they run out? But I’ll risk it, loyal readers. You need to know, and you need to get to Times Square so you can participate.

The project is by Paul Ramirez and is called Key to the City. By showing up at a kiosk in Times Square this month, you can get a key to bestow upon a friend (the friend must be present—you can’t just get a key for yourself or to give later.) The keys  unlock secrets all around the city (at first I thought each key was for one secret, which would have been cooler, but they all open all the secrets). A secret room at the Brooklyn Museum! The Stuyvesant baptistry at St. John the Divine! An off-limits room at the Louis Armstrong Museum! A secret box at Cabinet in Brookyn!  Some of the keys just ‘open’ an extra treat or bonus of some kind, but the best ones open real actual spaces.  Gonna go get keys for me and a friend as soon as I can!

Get your key:

June 3 to 27, 2010
Get your Key in Times Square
Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets
Open M–F 2p–8p; Sa–Su 12p–8p



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