You soon won’t have to sit twiddling your thumbs while waiting for your (most likely delayed) flight to take off at JFK airport as they just announced a new slew of events to entertain travelers!
JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4, recently announced that they’ll offer travelers a curated, ongoing series of installations, exhibits, and performances.
The series is an expansion of the T4 Arts & Culture program, and will focus on a range of experiences, from those relating to art and food to more general ones centered on the culture of NYC.
“As a Queens-based business and the gateway to NYC for millions of people, it is important to us that we foster a vibrant, welcoming environment within our terminal that truly embodies and celebrates the diverse communities around us,” said Roel Huinink, President and CEO of JFKIAT.
The series will make its debut with the unveiling of Museum of the City of New York’s (MCNY) photography exhibition, titled “New York Now: Home.” presenting a Queens-based digital installation focusing on artists living in Queens or who highlight Queens in their work.
Fifteen different images from the exhibition are currently on display throughout Terminal 4, along with two viewing stations in the Retail Hall, featuring artists Xyza Cruz Bacani, Elias Williams, and Maureen Drennan.
“New York Now: Home” will be presented in Terminal 4 through May.
Slated to make its way to the terminal following the photography exhibition includes a pop-up gallery featuring historical photos of NYC neighborhoods in May as well as series of summertime performances and exhibits.
“The T4 Arts & Culture program will connect passengers to NYC in the same way that Terminal 4 connects travelers to the world through an immersive art and cultural experience,” stated Huinink.