#NewsFlash | Don’t Have a Cow, Buy a Queens One
BY QEDC It's In Queens
There’s a herd mentality in Queens these days.
Nineteen half-ton, fiberglass cows are currently grazing on the lawn in front of the New York Hall of Science. Another is at the Rockaway Boardwalk at Beach 108th Street.
Here’s Garrett Chingery’s Cleopatra The Belgian Blue, which is at the Hall of Science at the western end of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The heifer is not far from an eponymous bull by an artist who goes by The Love Child.
They’re certainly not alone in NYC. The Queens bovines have relatives in Industry City (Brooklyn), Hudson Yards (Manhattan), Bronx Community College (Bronx), National Lighthouse Museum (Staten Island), Macy’s at 34th Street, and Bloomingdale’s at 59th Street. Click here for the Pasture Map.
The painted cattle vary in color, but most are about 84 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 50 inches tall with girths of roughly 85 inches. Each one weighs approximately 125 pounds with cement bases that add as much as 250 pounds.
Don’t worry. None can produce milk.
It’s all part of CowParade 2021, a fundraising effort. These friendly domesticated animals will hang out until Friday, Sept. 30. Then they’ll be sold by Heritage Auctions to raise money for God’s Love We Deliver, a nonprofit that prepares and delivers nutritious, high-quality meals to underprivileged populations.
Editor’s note: The top piece is I Love Moo York by Elizabeth Meggs.