Armenian Heritage Park, which opened on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in June 2012, acknowledges the history of Boston as a port of entry for immigrants worldwide, and celebrates those who have migrated to Massachusetts shores and contributed to the richness of American life and culture.
Located just south of the North End Parks, between Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park, the park consists of two key features surrounded by seating, brick paving and landscaping.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron mounted on a reflecting pool, represents the immigrant experience. Annually, the two halves will be reconfigured symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to the Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. The water of the Reflecting Pool wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the center of the Labyrinth, representing hope and rebirth. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
The annual reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture will take place Sunday, March 23 (raindate of Sunday, March 30)
Annually in late March, the Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway is reconfigured in celebration of the immigrant experience.
The annual reconfiguration commemorates all who were pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores reconfiguring their lives in new and different ways, contributing to the richness of the American life and culture.
The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in granite and set in lawn, celebrates life's journey. A single jet of water and the symbol of eternity mark its center. Art, Service, Science and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to accomplishments and contributions made to American life and culture.
Armenian Heritage Park and its endowed public programs including the annual reconfiguration of the Sculpture are a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Massachusetts Armenian-Americans. The Armenian Heritage Foundation, sponsor of the Park, provided this description. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy maintains and operates the Park under an agreement with the Armenian Heritage Foundation. For photos and further information, please visit www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org