Tuesday, June 17, 2008

City of Water screening Thursday, June 19th in Red Hook

Well, rats, I can't make it 'cause of the Corporate Challenge, which owing to special circumstances (another co-worker leaving), I really don't want to bail on this year, even though it's going to be my slowest time ever owing to the cubicle-manacles having been so hard to escape over the last couple of months. However, this sounds like a terrific event & I had to at LEAST post it!

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society of New York are proud to announce the screening of our documentary film about the future of New York's waterfront, City of Water, at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook. The screening is free and open to the public.

Two years in the making, City of Water explores the aspirations of public officials, environmentalists, academics, community activists, recreational boaters and everyday New Yorkers for a diverse, vibrant waterfront at a time when the shoreline is changing faster than at any other time in New York's history. The documentary features interviews with Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, US Representative Nydia Velazquez, MacArthur Prize-winner Majora Carter, author Phillip Lopate, Sandy Hook Pilots Captain Andrew McGovern and many others, and includes footage from Jamaica Bay, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and many other places on the waterfront.

Join us this Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 pm at the Waterfront Museum at Pier 44, off 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn. The Museum is very close to the 61 bus and is right around the corner from Fairway.

The Waterfront Museum, a member of the Waterfront Alliance, is a floating barge museum in Red Hook. Their permanent collection includes a 94-year-old wooden covered barge, the bells and gongs for tugboat communicating, rope cannon, showboat captain's attire and the ever-popular ball machine by George Rhoades. The Museum is open Thursdays 4-8pm and Saturdays 1-5pm. Donations are requested for admission but this Thursday's screening is free. Also, check out "CIRCUSundays in June" with shows at 1 and 4pm. For more information:

(718) 624-4719, dsharps@waterfrontalliance.org

Hope to see you Thursday!

Jennifer Stark-Hernandez
Waterfront Organizer
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
457 Madison Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10022
tel 212-935-9831x 279
fax 212-935-3193

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