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October 10, 2015
PortSide keeps moving ahead! Get on board!
#GetOnBoard will grow the PortSide team, budget, programs and space

Interested in education? Worker training? Historic preservation? Below, read how  PortSide NewYork does all three and combines the working waterfront, public access and community development. 

Join our new national sponsor  International Paint  and support PortSide's #GetOnBoard campaign. International Paint is donating all the paint and primer to coat the exterior of our historic ship, the MARY A. WHALEN !!!!  All 172' feet of her!

Join these supporters and  get your tickets NOW for our Tuesday, October 27 #GetOnBoard fundraiser, back by popular demand at fun Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook! 

High School Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Ashby, Alyson, Carlos (L to R)
This year, PortSide started a great relationship with the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design ( WHSAD). Three WHSAD summer interns, students from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Maspeth, were trained by doing major restoration work on the MARY A. WHALEN's teak rail. We also got them on TV, got them on board the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 and got them into a historic ship flotilla for Cunard's 175th anniversary.  Read our intern's blogpost about their PortSide summer here.  [insert link once blogpost done]
Training professionals with District Council 9 (DC9)
DC9 trainees painting our galley

PortSide is proud to be partnering with DC9's training programs.  We provide the tanker MARY A. WHALEN as a training site, DC9 donates the labor; workers are trained, and the tanker gleams! DC9's Bridge Painting Division starts painting the exterior next week thanks to a very generous paint donation from  International Paint!  

DC9's Metal Polishing Division will also strip and polish the MARY's bronze and Monel. 
The power of place

All the above is possible due to PortSide's move to a publicly-accessible, long term home at the end of May. Having that real estate stability is enabling PortSide to plan, expand, grow.

Get on board and support that growth! Help PortSide NewYork get more people on board the MARY A. WHALEN and help us give #WaterStories to all.  

Please buy a ticket to our fundraiser on Tuesday, October 27, and/or donate here .


Carolina Salguero
Founder & President
PortSide NewYork

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