Waterfront Heroes Exhibit and Programs
October 14 – December 29
Long Island Traditions, City Lore, and folklorists Naomi Sturm and Dan Ward have created a travelling exhibit and programs that explores the living cultural traditions of Long Island and New York City’s waterfront heritage. The Waterfront Heroes exhibit is now on view at Staten Island Arts, located at 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island.
The exhibit features contemporary and historic photographs and personal narratives centered a wide variety of tradition bearers, painters, and those seeking to preserve maritime culture and traditions in their communities. They include the South Shore Bay House Owners Association, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association, and the South Shore Waterfowlers Association. Representing New York City and Staten Island will be Rocking the Boat, the Sandy Hook Pilots Association, and David Sharps and the Waterfront Barge Museum, among others.
On Sunday, November 11, come to meet bay house owner Jason McNeece and other waterfront heroes. The program is at 1 p.m.and is free.
In Harm’s Way lecture
October 30 at 7 p.m.
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Join Nancy Solomon, curator of “In Harm’s Way” as she explores the history and traditions of public officials, community residents, architects, and planners when faced with storms and hurricanes. This illustrated lecture is free and open to the public.
Decoy Carving and Maritime Heritage Program
December 2 at 12 – 5 p.m.
LI Museum of Art, History and Carriages
Join master carvers George Rigby, Don Law, and Don Bennett, along with fisherwoman Sarah Broadwell, for an afternoon of craft demonstration, with music by Stu Markus. Free admission. For information, call (631) 751-0066.
Klezmer program featuring Kenahora
December 9 at 2 p.m.
Come celebrate Hanukkah with klezmer ensemble Kenahora featuring Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and others for an afternoon of inspiring music.
East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow. For information, call (516) 794-2570.
“In Harm’s Way” Exhibit
October 6–December 31, 2017, LI Museum in Stony Brook
Did you miss the exhibit? You can still the see the videos on our YouTube channel. Thank you again to all those who came to the exhibit and let’s hope we don’t have another Sandy in our lifetime.
“From Shore to Shore” Exhibit
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” has finished its run at the Port Jefferson Village Center. This interpretive exhibit examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards.
The exhibit is available for rental to area museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Inquiries about the exhibit should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (516) 767-8803. The full exhibit consists of 36 framed panels measuring 36" x 38", a historic timeline measuring 15 feet x 3 feet, and an iPad with installed videos. The exhibit can be subdivided according to region, type of boat builders, and types of boatyards.
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