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June 25, 2015
Two dates for your calendar!
Thursday, 9/24 and Tuesday, 10/27
How about some great music! Compelling Red Hook and waterfront history! Thursday, September 24, PortSide NewYork presents a program of bluegrass music and history with "Norwegian Red Hook WaterStories." Just $15.    Tickets on sale now!

Save the date of Tuesday, October 27 for our fall fundraiser, at Hometown-Bar-B-Que. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or joining the fundraising committee, please send us  an email.    

First Norwegian Seaman's Church, now a Red Hook artist studio
At PortSide NewYork we make history fun.  

Experience that yourself on Thursday, September 24.  

As part of our Red Hook WaterStories, PortSide has created a special evening that combines local Norwegian waterfront history and bluegrass music, incorporating the New York premier of a fantastic bluegrass band from Norway, the Paradise Mountain Boys and compelling stories about Norwegians in Red Hook, on our MARY A. WHALEN and the waters beyond.  

Tickets are $15. Cash bar (beer and wine), BYO food or take-out, in the relaxed lounge setting of 
Atelier Roquette.

Via talks, a  silent film from 1931, photos and books, find out how the first people to row across the  Atlantic were two  Norwegian immigrants in 1896 (no Gor-Tex was involved), how Norwegian seaman stranded here in the 1920s toughed it out in  Red Hook shanty town,  how Alf Dyrland left   Norway as a 14-year old cabin boy an d went on to become Captain of our ship MARY A. WHALEN for twenty years. 

You can be interviewed yourself and give us a WaterStory or sign up to do that in the future.

Alf Dyrland
Norwegians were one of the major immigrant groups in N ew York City from around 1880 to 1920.

They were first concentrated in Red H
ook, Brooklyn.  

For decades, Norwegians 
were a major presence on NYC's working waterfront and on our historic ship, the tanker MAR

From the collection of Alf Dyrland

Thanks to the Paradise Mountain Boys for donating this "Artists for PortSide" concert.  Thanks for tech support from Hughes Media Group and Pioneer Works, and thanks to Atelier Roquette for the venue. Supported by funding from Councilman Carlos Menchaca.  
Save the date! Tues 10/27/15 
Remember the succulent barbecue at our fun fundraiser last October?  Come back for more!  
Hometown-Bar-B-Que is hosting our event  again this year.


Carolina Salguero
Founder & President
PortSide NewYork

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