As I promised last
more about PortSide's amazing 2018!
I am inspired by the surge in appreciation from our neighbors, visitors, local non-profits looking to partner, and ships from out of state that want to program with us.
Please make a year-end donation or set up a recurring donation here to enable us to keep growing in 2019.
PortSide maritime programs go beyond the usual.
We connect New Yorkers and visitors to the diverse benefits of our waterfront, AND we connect people who are not usually on the waterfront.
PortSide launched an African American Maritime Heritage program because you can't understand American history if you don't know African American history. Black mariners were a major presence in maritime work - until Jim Crow - and we want to bring their presence back.
We created a
Puerto Rican Red Hook WaterStories event to highlight how Puerto Ricans, a major presence in NYC, first came to NYC in ships that docked right where we are. We invited local Puerto Ricans to tell their stories, creating a passionately popular event that will become an annual one.
We are working on a
business plan to expandinto the warehouse next to the MARY A. WHALEN to finally have proper program and office space.
You can help by emailing us a letter of support by 1/6/19 saying why you like PortSide NewYork and want to see us grow. We will share these messages with the NYC EDC when we make the final presentation of our business plan to them on 1/8/19. Email your letter, or any questions, to email@example.com.
Rendering by AE Superlab
Photos from recent activity
We had our first wedding aboard! Alexandra and Rachel, who are creating a promo video for us.
Red Hook local leaders came to visit the AMISTAD. Wally Bazemore gifted an African drum and his Vietnam War medal and NAACP card to the ship.
Butler Coop Pre-K campers explore the telegraph on the MARY A. WHALEN
Local 806 of District Council 9 working in the fidley
Note of appreciation created at the TankerTime ArtTable