Town of Babylon officials recently gathered at Cedar Beach with local students, artists and members of the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, Inc. (BACCA) to unveil and dedicate a new mural in the tunnel that runs under Ocean Parkway and connects Cedar Beach to Cedar Beach Marina.
The nautical themed mural, designed by students from Amityville, Babylon, Deer Park, North Babylon and West Babylon High Schools, was facilitated by the Parks Department and BACCA through the “Babylon Together Project.” The “Babylon Together Project” is a long term partnership with the Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation (LDC) in support of our local arts community, small businesses and organizations through public arts projects. Local artist Ron Becker, who serves on the BACCA Advisory Panel, played a key role in facilitating the participation of local high school students under the guidance of their teachers for this project.
“Cedar Beach is beloved by our residents and this wonderful, Babylon-inspired artwork makes it even more special. Thank you to the talented students who worked on this project,” said Deputy Supervisor and Parks Chairman Tony Martinez. “On behalf of BACCA, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Town of Babylon and artist Ron Becker to provide a wonderful opportunity to high school artists to showcase their talent in this collaborative effort. This mural has brought together students from across the community and will serve as a backdrop for all who enjoy Cedar Beach,” added BACCA Executive Director Liz Mirarchi.
There are plans to complete a second mural on the other side of the tunnel involving students from additional Town of Babylon school districts in the spring of 2022.
To see a slideshow of the mural please visit: https://www.townofbabylon.com/