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PortSide's fundraiser Red & White Ball has been postponed until next year. There were too many non-profit competing events in Red Hook at about the same time, and Sandy recovery impacts on us and our community partners called for giving this more planning time.  Besides, it will be more fun in the spring!

PortSide has come ashore!
Due to the sudden growth of our staff, we have moved to a pop-up Red Hook office until early November in a loft at 57 Commerce Street, between Van Brunt & Richard Streets.  Pop on by! 

Once our new crew all have TWIC cards and can access our shipboard offices without an escort, we can move the office back aboard. However, the access to the community is so great for us, we'd love to find another pop-up spot. Get in touch if you have suggestions. In the meantime, thanks again to the Port Authority for allowing us to use their Pier 9B for the Mary Whalen while we look for a publicly-accessible berth.

The PortSide crew grows!
We have a powerhouse consultant in Bart Morrison. He was brought to PortSide via JumpStartNYC. This is the third time PortSide has been selected to participate in JumpStart.  You can hire him after he's done with us!

We have our first Red Hook intern via RHI in Melanie Murrell! We introduced her to the harbor and historic ships right away by getting her some time at the helm when we helped take the tug PILOT up the Hudson to Kingston.

PortSide is honored to have been accepted into the CUNY Service Corps program.  CUNY was inspired to create this program by seeing the volunteer response to Sandy.  PortSide has five CUNY Service Corps workers with us for the entire academic year thanks to this program.  More on them in the next newsletter.

Red Hook Sandy & Resiliency News

Tues 10/15/13   
Plan a more resilient Red Hook!
PS 15 gym 7-8:30pm 
71 Sullivan
The first public meeting of the 8-month process of the NYS "NY Rising" Community Reconstruction Program (CRP). 

Keep tuned to their Red Hook page for updates as this process continues.

Red Hook Survivor Feast Sat 19/26/13 6-8pm. One-year hurricane Sandy anniversary potluck dinner for members of Red Hook community, at Red Hook Initiative (RHI) 767 Hicks Street.

Light the Shoreline PortSide will be joining others in the region in lighting the shoreline at 7:45pm the night of 10/29/13, the anniversary of the storm.  IKEA has invited the community to come to their waterfront for this event.  Thanks to the Staten Island Community and Interfaith Long Term Recovery Organization for coming up with this great idea! It is also supported by the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group. Another Red Hook group may be assembling in Coffey Park that evening, and we hope they will walk down to the waterfront and join us.

Red Hook Sandy Survivor Gathering There will be no Red Hook Sandy Survivor gathering in October due to the number of Sandy anniversary events under discussion in Red Hook.

PortSide brought you... Red Hook Sandy recovery aid at 351 Van Brunt... TankerOpera in the containerport... Dutch Flat Bottom Fleet... TankerTours...concerts... movies... talks... walking tours ... kayak valet... TankerTime... redesign of the BoatBox Red Hook Boaters kayak container... bilingual ship tours at Concierto Tipico... exhibit about maritime response to 9/11... guides to Red Hook and more.  

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