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Waterfront Heroes Exhibit Opening and Reception
March 7, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Waterfront Heroes Opening Reception
City Lore’s Induction into
The Smithsonian Affiliates Program
Thursday, March 7th | 6 – 9pm
Sea chanties and seafaring music from Staten Island!
Waterfront Heroes is an interpretive exhibit that recognizes individuals and groups who are working to preserve our region’s maritime heritage and traditions. Curated by City Lore and Long Island Traditions, along with folklorists Naomi Sturm and Dan Ward, the exhibit celebrates unique tradition bearers from New York City’s five boroughs and Long Island.
Those profiled and honored in the exhibit include Samir Farag of the Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication; Ray Keenan of the Sandy Hook Pilots Association; Waterfront Museum founder David Sharps; steam whistle collector Conrad Milster; Adam Green, founder and executive director of Rocking the Boat, empowering youth through boatbuilding and environmental stewardship; the South Shore Bay House Owners Association; North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association; Fulton fish market painter Naima Rauam; the South Shore Waterfowlers Association; Hurricane Sandy hero and kavi singer Seetha Wickramasuriya; and Carolina Salgeuro, founder and president of PortSide NewYork, a living lab for promoting better urban waterways.
This exhibit includes historic and contemporary photographs and videos by noted photographers Thomas Pich, Martha Cooper, Mike Busch from Great South Bay Images, and others. Exhibit design by Fred Elman and Joan Raiselis.