Umbrellas printed with children’s smiling faces filled the pier at Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry Landing on Sept. 11. “The Merry Umbrella Project” is a Japanese effort to send the message, “The smile of a child is our hope for the future.” The project — which has so far collected over 30,000 smiles — was created for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Since then it has traveled around the world, including to Banda Ache, after the devastation of a Art Headlines

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