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June 9, 2017

I am pleased and honored to report that Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez presented us with a Congressional Record! More news about that TankerTours day below, plus info about PortSide experiences you can enjoy in June. One biggee is this Sunday night, there's an existential one on Thursday, and there's TankerTime every weekday.   C heck out our summer schedule here.

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PortSide Experiences for you!

From left to right: Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Admiral Nelson (Frank Hanavan), Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, PortSide President Carolina Salguero and board member John Weaver.  
Photo by Dan Wiley

This past Saturday, during TankerTours for the MARY A. WHALEN's 79th birthday, we were honored to receive a Congressional Record from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez along with high praise from her for our programs, community service and Carolina's "luchadora" tenacity.  Nydia, Councilman Carlos Menchaca, 150 happy people and one dog visited during TankerTime.  More...
Last Thursday, PortSide hosted a free continental breakfast on the occasion of the first Red Hook NYC Ferry. The goal was to spread the word in the community about the new ferry service, building on our years of advocacy for a commuter ferry. This happy day was covered  by Brooklyn News 12 and other media and a  Facebook live video by Carlos Menchaca.

Upcoming programs!
TankerTime ! every weekday from 10am to 6pm.   Second Sundays (next one is this Sunday, 6/11) from 5pm to midnight, with "WaterStories of the Wine Dark Sea" musicians jam at 9pm. Over a dozen musicians are confirmed for this one!

Existential Navigational Math! Thursday, 6/15 at nautical twilight, 9:02-9:44pm, Laurent Derobert from France will project images onto the MARY during his talk where where drift is passion and wanderings are the destination as he muses through the relationship between navigation, astronomy, mathematics and poetry.

Restoration work continues on the MARY A. WHALEN! Come check  her out!

The MARY A. WHALEN gleams after 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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