NEW YORK CITY — They ♥ NY.
Love TV, an Australian public art show/performance, is hitting the five boroughs this summer in partnership in partnership with the Department of Transportation's Urban Art program.
The free public art show — which also features conservations with locals about the subject of love — will take over outdoor venues all over the city, from Astoria Park in Queens to the St. George ferry terminal in Staten Island.
"The subject of love is such a great springboard, as every human being has had an experience of it," said Love TV artist/host Rebecca McIntosh, who will be dressed for the show as Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, in an email.
"New York is the perfect place for Love TV, as there is such density of culturally diverse communities here to explore," she continued, adding she started Love TV a decade ago and that she prefers to present her work on the streets as opposed to galleries and theaters.
The show will be held all through August at various locations across the city.
August 11, 18: Summer Streets - Park Avenue, Manhattan
August 3, 4K: Jamaica Arts & Music Festival, Queens
August 5, 12, 19: Astoria Park Shore Fest, Queens
August 8, 9, 10: Flatiron Public Plazas, Madison Square
August 16, 17: Fordham Road and Webster Avenue, The Bronx
August 22, 23: St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
August 24: Brighton Beach and Coney Island Boulevard, Brooklyn
August 25, 26: FringeNYC on East Fourth Street, Second Avenue and the Bowery, Manhattan