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December 15, 2016
Your support will make 2017 even better!

PortSide NewYork creates compelling and personal WaterStories experiences -- for youth on school trips, for working college and high school  internships , and for adults and families. 

Help us create and give WaterStories. 
Please make a year-end donation

Many people get their first boat experience when they come to our historic ship, the  MARY A WHALEN; some people become regulars.  Our message awakens all of them to what your waterfront can be.

PortSide makes the MARY an educational asset, a cultural center and a job training site for youth and union labor. 

PortSide also teaches digitally - our digital maritime museum Red Hook WaterStories, launched in October, is an unparalleled guide to Red Hook, Brooklyn that tells NYC's maritime history in microcosm. It promotes local businesses and continues our important post-Sandy work by offering Resiliency 101 resources. 

From giving personal experiences to policy advice, PortSide's effect reaches deep into our Red Hook neighborhood -- and harborwide.

Your support will help us deliver more of these impactful programs.

Your support will help us meet big growth plans for 2017.

In 2016, our first full year at a publicly-accessible location, we painted 80% of the MARY A. WHALEN's house and decks (see the photo at bottom). That means we can resume our  popular TankerTunes, TankerFlicks, and TankerTalks aboard the ship, and expand TankerTime to more weekends.   More in our next newsletter!

Please see some of our 2016 activities in the photos below. And please donate to help PortSide make better urban waterways.

Get in touch to share your thoughts.

Happy Holidays!



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P.O. Box 195, Red Hook Station, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

PortSide NewYork is a 501(c)3 organization.
Donations are tax-exempt to the full extent of the law.
Some photos from our great 2016! 

Fleet week visitors

Shipwork volunteers enjoyed cassoulet cooked by Red Hook Frenchman Nicolas Anderson

Telling stories - from one generation to another

Our summer intern Christie explains the rudder indicator to Red Hook Initiative visitors

The International School of Brooklyn comes to learn simple machines

Ship cats play with bigger string! Chiclet is a pro.

The MARY A. WHALEN gleams after a summer of work by District Council 9 and our volunteers.  
Thanks to District Council 9, Local 806, for the work done by your apprentice program!

Thanks to International Paint for donating all the paint!

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PortSide NewYork is a living lab for better urban waterways. 
PortSide brings WaterStories to life. 

Our WaterStories programs, services and advocacy show how to combine the working waterfront, public access and community development. 

PortSide brings the communities ashore and afloat together, 
for the benefit of all.
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