Paul Ramírez Jonas’ Key To The City
Presented by Creative Time in cooperation with the City of New York
Kiosk open June 3 to 27, 2010
Times Square, Broadway
Between 43rd & 44th Sts
Key to the City is a public art project that is free and open to everyone. To participate and get a key, simply visit the Key to the City kiosk in Times Square, on Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Streets. Bring someone with you as you will not only receive a key, but also bestow a key through a special ceremony. If you come alone, you can still participate—or, you might even meet someone in line who you want to award the key. As you wait in line, you will receive a guidebook with information about each site the key opens and Creative Time volunteers will explain how the key bestowal ceremony works. Part of preparing for the key bestowal ceremony involves filling out a template script, which you will read aloud during your ceremony.
Upon exiting, you will be equipped with your guidebook containing directions to, and pictures of, all 24 Key to the City sites located across the five boroughs. Your key will open a lock at each site. To get your Key to the City adventure started, you can walk over to Bryant Park and use your key to turn a public street lamp on and off.
Oh and I almost forgot- there’s an iPhone App too!