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A Fountain for Survivors

A Fountain for Survivors

Father Duffy Square in Times Square
Broadway between West 46th & West 47th Streets Midtown
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Enter an 18-foot tall, bold-colored cocoon-like structure houses adorned with a handmade mosaic of nearly 400,000 hand-placed acrylic fingernails to find tiered water fountain inside a warm, welcoming, and enveloping space.

Encounter a range of sensory experiences, such as heat, sound, and scent. At 11:11am and 5:55pm each day, visitors can receive a Florida Water-scented Wishing Wafer to toss into the fountain and make a fizzy wish.

By artist Pamela Council as an an exuberant life-affirming monument for survivors of all kinds and black joy.

See our guide to midtown for more fun nearby.

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