New York is one of 200 cities worldwide that participate in this annual event, in which teams of architects, designers, and contractors compete to design and build sculptures from cans of food. Afterward, the sculptures are "decanstructed" and the food is donated to charity (in New York, to City Harvest). From the most recent New York competition: "A Balanced Meal," "Hungry to the Core," and "StaTUNA of Liberty." The hand and torch, as you'd imagine, consist entirely of cans of tunafish; the apple, what's left of it, was the jurors' favorite in 2014; the pose of the seal, at least on the afternoon of my visit, was the most imitated by limber onlookers of a certain (young) age.
The Winter Garden and 250 Vesey St., Brookfield Place, Manhattan
(The 2014 New York exhibit was on view November 6-20; a virtual tour is still viewable online)