After exhibiting his work in the Firemen’s Memorial Garden during the “Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens”, sculptor Peter Goldwater generously decided to give “Waterworks #3” to the garden. The sculpture is a ceramic casting of intermingled FDNY fire hose nozzles. Peter presented his work to The Firemen’s Memorial Garden on October 20. The garden is located on East 8th St between Avenues C and D. A plaque commemorating the gift and a celebration is planned in the garden next summer.
The Firemen’s Memorial Garden was founded in 1980 and honors the memory of all New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. The site pays homage in particular to the memory of Martin R. Celic (1952-1977), a young member of Ladder Company 18, who lost his life fighting a fire in the tenement located where this garden now stands.
ARBORETUM, the outdoor exhibition in the Firemen’s Memorial Garden during the Festival was curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele.