Check out this website...this is what the pageant costumes are for. If you read the text you will find Michelle Brody's name as one of the "artist in residence" for the "Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant." It's a pretty neat project and the best part (for me) is that it includes the Manhattan Youth Community Center. This will give us context as we work with concepts for the costumes and head dresses.
Synopsis (taken from the website):
An ecological parade and performance art event, to raise awareness for the restoration of the Hudson River as a vital urban estuarine sanctuary, and address the future effects of climate change on the river and our shoreline in New York City.