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October 24, 2017
Ship cat Chiclet flood prep sign, to be unveiled on Sunday

From art to emergency preparedness, from sounds to signs, PortSide has programs and activities this week  pegged to superstorm Sandy's 5th anniversary.

Among those, we invite you aboard the MARY A. WHALEN this Sunday to appreciate the artwork "Maritime Messaging: Red Hook" and attend the closing reception from 6-8pm.

This #Sandy5 anniversary, I also want to tell, for the first time , how Sandy damaged PortSide, and how you can help our Sandy recovery. 

The PortSide team has helped residents and businesses recover from Sandy over the past 5 years. We have worked on community resiliency plans on our own and when appointed by the NYS and NYC government.

We now ask for your support of our Sandy recovery (a FEMA Sandy "Alternate Project")  that will make the MARY A. WHALEN more resilient in storms AND increase the places the ship and PortSide can visit.  That means more programs for more people!

Please  donate . It will  support our programs and growth!  Help us create and give better WaterStories ! Thanks for your support!




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PortSide Sandy5 experiences for you!

ART: We collaborated with artist Katherine Behar and Pioneer Works to create "Maritime Messaging: Red Hook" which will be performed and installed on the 5th anniversary of Sandy. Sunday, 10/29/17 on the MARY A. WHALEN and some of the
NYC Ferry boats coming from Wall Street to Red Hook.
HISTORY: We arranged for an official OEM Sandy High Water Mark sign to be installed on the Atlantic Basin, Red Hook fence.
FUTURE: We are installing, on the Atlantic Basin fence, a flood prep sign with our popular ship cat Chiclet as spokesperson.  This is a prototype. After feedback and fundraising, we can install more of these.
COMMUNITY: We are speaking at two Red Hook resiliency events: Thursday, 10/26/17, WATERSHED art opening and Saturday, 10/28/17 Resiliency Roundtable.
PREPAREDNESS: We are assuming stewardship of the website Ready Red Hook. We look forward to partnering with others to perpetuate this resource.
PREPAREDNESS: We have updated Resiliency 101 in our e-museum and community guide Red Hook WaterStories.


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