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We have a tale of October twists and turns, fundraiser news, real estate news :-) and a call for volunteers in November.
Surprising October

Last time we wrote you we asked when you'd like to have a volunteer appreciation event. Then, October took several surprising turns!

We were invited to be a community partner at a two-day Escape Music Festival in the Red Hook Containerport which would have given us a chance to get you, our volunteers, into great concerts :-) while earning PortSide a nice donation from the concert promoter.

Then, within days of the concert date of Columbus Day weekend, things reversed themselves, and the concert plan left the port!  A few days later, it resurfaced with Governors Island as the site; but we were no longer community partners and had no concert experience to offer people volunteering for us :-) nor any donation either.

Packed house at fundraiser on 10/28 
At that point, there was no time to sandwich in a volunteer appreciation party before our fundraiser on 10/28.

Last Tuesday's fundraiser was a great success (sell-out crowd of 150, money raised, great political support and more) and means we can now throw you a better party! 


There's another twist in the October tale.


We were told mid-month that we need to clear everything out of the shed, and it has to get out by Monday 11/17.


This is partly to make way for a tenant, and partly because - big news - we expect to be getting a long-term home in Atlantic Basin in Red Hook!!! 

That news was announced at the fundraiser.

Paperwork on that deal is being worked out still, no move date set yet. Councilman Carlos Menchaca has been very actively involved in solving our real estate situation, and he has made a world of difference.

Volunteers needed this weekend
(and until the project is finished) 

Some of the stuff to move. 
Saturday 11/8/14 9am-5pm
Sunday    11/9/14 9am-5pm
Pier 9B, Red Hook Container Terminal, Brooklyn, 11231

Pizza is on us afterwards. 
We can eat in the galley cozy by the vintage stove or head to a local pizzeria; we'll vote to decide each day.

Location, RSVP info 
  • Enter port gate at Hamilton Avenue, Summit and Van Brunt Streets.
  • Photo needed to enter. TWIC card holders especially appreciated!
  • RSVP by emailing or calling 917-414-0565.
Volunteer Appreciation Party
We will lay new plans for that after we have cleared the shed! Looking forward to that!

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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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