Rockefeller Center is excited to announce its collaboration with City Harvest, the world’s first and the city’s largest food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New Yorkers in need, for its fourth annual The Flag Project. Each year, the crowd-sourced art exhibition invites the public to submit art in various mediums for consideration to be displayed on one of the 193 flagpoles that surround the iconic Plaza, with this year’s theme celebrating New York City’s global cuisine and international cultures. The flagpoles, traditionally adorned with the flags of the United Nations’ member states, will be flown at Rockefeller Center throughout the month of April, with a reveal event at Rockefeller Center on Monday, April 3.
For a chance to have your work flown on a flag at Rockefeller center submit your artwork at the link below by March 2.
Participants and artists of all skill levels can submit artwork inspired by their most memorable food memories in the city — an unexpected meal at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant to an unforgettable Michelin-starred meal at one of the city’s greatest restaurants. The 2023 Flag Project will also include artwork from several of the recently opened restaurants of Rockefeller Center’s burgeoning culinary community, including NARO’s husband and wife duo Jungyun ‘JP’ and Ellia Park; Ignacio Mattos of Lodi; Jupiter’s Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt and Annie Shi; Le Rock’s Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr; Greg Baxtrom of Five Acres; Pebble Bar owners Matt Kliegman, Noah Bernamoff, Carlos Quirarte; Homer Murray of 21 Greenpoint; and Samesa’s Eli Sussman. Famed chefs, culinary personalities and notables such as Éric Ripert, Tom Colicchio, Andy Baraghani, Dana Cowin, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jenna Lyons, Eden Grinshpan, John Wang, Ted Allen and Mira Mariah will also submit their designs. Submissions are open now through March 2 and winning designs will be selected in partnership with City Harvest.