In New York City, warmer weather brings street fairs, festivals, and lots of free, large-scale art popping up all over town. This year brings a dancing bronze hippo, a concrete outdoor ballroom, a mesmerizing whirlpool and more. Click through for highlights of the fresh public art on display this spring and summer, plus a couple classics.

Made in the Bronx

Presented in a collaboration between the DOT and the Bronx Documentary Center, this exhibit displays photographs taken by Bronx-based artists to passersby along East Fordham Road. The 22 images all show a different location in the Bronx, and are accompanied with text that describes the history and background of the location in the image (along with a short artist bio). These photos provide a visual way to learn about the borough, its history, and its culture.

March - ongoing
Fordham Road Plaza
E. Fordham Rd. & Washington St.

Photo: NYCDOT via Flickr

What’s your favorite piece of public art in NYC? Let us know in the comments below!

—Yuliya Geikhman