Armenian Heritage Park
on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston
NEWS & NOTEWORTHY
Monthly Labyrinth Walks: First Wednesday at 12:30pm
June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7
RSVP appreciated - click here with date(s) that you're joining us.
On the Greenway, public art that feels alive
Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration
World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1
Photos: Matt Conti and Peter Vanderwarker
About Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway
Armenian Heritage Park welcomes all to celebrate the immigrant experience. The Park graces the public space with design features to engage all ages.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways.
Annually in late March, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves of the geometric shape into a new and different Abstract Sculpture.
The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth's center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
A Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth. Art, Science, Service and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture. This is the only Labyrinth on public land in the Northeast.
Armenian Heritage Park and its Abstract Sculpture and Labyrinth are recognized as Public Art. At the crossroads of residents, business and tourist footpaths, the Park is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
Armenian Heritage Park and its Endowed Funds supporting the annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, the Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall and the Park's ongoing care and maintenance is a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans.
Friends of Armenian Heritage Park is open to all with an interest in the Park and its programs. For information, please email info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org Receive our e-news, here LIKE US! Directions/Parking, here.