Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Historic Hidden Harbor Films

Oh, heck, I'd meant to post this a while back, somebody just posted a reminder to the group I paddle with out of Pier 63. Don't know if I can make it but figured I'd put it up here.

Historic Hidden Harbor Films 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 2 March 2006 at 7 PM Onboard the lightship Frying Pan, Pier 63, Hudson River at W23rd Street.

(Take M23 bus to last stop, walk to pier on north side of "Basketball City". Lightship is the last boat on the north side of Pier 63.)

Four 16mm films about New York Harbor, 1938 to 1964. From the collection of film historian Mitchell Dakelman

These rare programs have not been seen by the public for decades.

MANHATTAN WATERFRONT 10 minutes BW; Sound - 1938 The NY waterfront in 1938 - featuring piers, ships, tugs, lighters, The Battery with the old aquarium, Fulton Fish market, boat graveyards on the Harlem, and more!

THE BIG PORT 10 minutes BW; Sound - 1954 Functions of New York Harbor. Ships, tugs, and jobs on the waterfront such as immigration, customs, health officers and boat pilots.

LION IN THE HARBOR 20 minutes Color; Silent - 1940s and 1950s Unfinished documentary by Roy Creveling. Ferry boats, a Circle Line tour and more!

PORT OF NEW YORK 15 minutes Color; Sound - 1964 Encyclopedia Britannica Film Changes in NY Harbor during the early 1960's, including burning of Hudson River piers, upgrading facilities at Port Newark and Brooklyn, and plans for the new World Trade Center.

Free for members of the Working Harbor Committee.

$10.00 for non-members (Non-members will be given a Working Harbor Committee membership for attending)

Soft drinks, cider, & snacks available for a nominal donation

Brought to you by The Working Harbor Committee

Reservations essential! - to reserve and get directions Call 212 757 1600 *

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