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Brooklyn artist Carolyn Salas’ sculptures have been seen by many Queens residents who’ve seen them in places like Mrs., an art gallery on 56th Drive in Maspeth.

But through Sept. 11, one of her more recent works has been enjoying an audience from around the world.

You can thank a select group of men who more than 200 years ago created the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 for the Manhattan street grid; and you can thank God, the Big Bang, or whatever you personally believe in for the formation of our solar system.

Thank them all for Manhattanhenge.

Students from schools across the borough recently spoke out against hate through a public art installation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park: They painted a series of benches along New York Avenue by the entrance to the Pitch and Putt Golf Course with social justice slogans and bright colors.

At top, a student from the Lorraine Tuzzo Juniper Valley Elementary School kicks back with a book on the bench he and his peers painted. Below that is another bench decorated by students at Osmond A. Church School in South Ozone Park. Above, one class from the Riverview School in Maspeth pose with their bench.