Sunday, December 7, 2008
Birthday party on the waterfront
Yesterday, for the 70th birthday of the Mary Whalen tanker, PortSide NY docked the ship along with two others at Pier 11. This event marked the first time that Pier 11 was open to the public and gave us a glimpse of what it would be like to be able to have access to the waterfront, paired with cultural and educational activities.
In addition to pier access, people were actually able to take tours of the Mary Whalen, enjoy birthday cake and coffee, and learn more about the work that PortSide does.
I must say, I'm quite excited to learn more about their planned community sailing program, as well as the interesting art and youth events that they do.
Check out their website to learn more about their great work or volunteer:
PortSide New York
Thanks to PortSide for such a great event. Keep up the good work! Also, thanks to the EDC for allowing the use of Pier 11.
PS - I wanted to take pictures inside the ship, but it was crowded and i had a 2 year old in my hand. Anybody have some good ones?