Friday, June 5, 2009

Fundraiser for PortSide NY - Saturday, 6/13

PortSide NY is hosting an event on 6/13 that will help them raise funds for their future home in the Atlantic Basin (at Pier 11, next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal). This will be a publicly accessible space on the waterfront offering art, history, and cultural programs, tours and other events on the oil tanker Mary Whalen and other visiting vessels, and general waterfront themed activities. The image below is a vision of what the on-shore indoor space might look like.

Go to the event and support this great future community space on the waterfront!

Sat 6/13/09, 6-9pm
Tickets $50
At Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Avenue at President Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets available here

The event will include a large-format multimedia installation, robust cheese + charcuterie, beer and wine.

Their release about the site is as follows:
PortSide NewYork is thrilled to announce that we are soon to get our first publicly accessible home, your new home on the waterfront. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is negotiating directly with PortSide NewYork to create a home for us in Atlantic Basin, next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. This will include a berth for the Mary Whalen, a pier where we will host visiting vessels of every description, and an interior space that will house programs and interpretive spaces. Visible from PortSide will be huge cruise and container ships, gantry cranes at work, tugboats, charter, excursion and historic vessels.
Proceeds from PortSide’s first fundraiser will support planning and interim programming in Atlantic Basin.

There will also be an online auction of the following items:

(4) tours for two led by American Stevedoring up to the top of a gantry crane in the Red Hook containerport (government-issued photo ID needed to enter port). See the port from a spectacular vantage point!

(30) Tickets (in several packages) on SeaStreak ferry from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, NJ beach where nearby offerings include historic military base, Victorian seaside towns and a nude beach.

(2) tickets aboard NYC’s largest sailing charter vessel, and the newest one in town, The Clipper City. At 140’ long, this topsail schooner will take your breath away!

A piece of Red Hook history! 1916 six-burner Lafayette wood/coal cookstove from a house on Dikeman Street.

(1) dinner for two with waterbloggers Tugster and Bowsprite, Will Van Dorp and Christina Sun, two charming harbor savants, at a harborside location TBD.

2 hour introductory private blacksmithing lesson taught by Marsha Trattner at She-Weld, Van Dyke Street, Red Hook, NYC’s first and only blacksmithing classes.

Morgan 24 sailboat (reserve must be met)

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