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PortSide 70th Birthday Party for tanker MARY WHALEN

PortSide NewYork

Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Brooklyn, NY

PortSide 70th Birthday Party for tanker MARY WHALEN

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Free to folks ashore and afloat! Workboats welcome! No ticket or ID required!   more info Ended Free  

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Celebrate the 70th birthday

of the tanker MARY WHALEN!

 

Home of the non-profit PortSide NewYork

 

on Pier 11, Atlantic Basin
(next to the Red Hook Cruise Terminal)
40˚ 40’ 51”N  74˚ 00’ 46”W

Sat 12/6/08 11-5pm
Rain Date Sun 12/7/08 11-5pm

If it rains, the whole weekend,
we try for next Sat 12/13
with rain date of Sun 12/14

 

Free cake, music and tours of the Whalen!
open house tours all day long

2pm Heightened Hooplah with Ceremony & Birthday Proclamation, Remarks & Special Thank-You's

 

Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Atkin, maritime photographer, aka Shipshooter

See visiting tugs and workboats that come to the party!
Directions for mariners at bottom

All former crew of the Mary Whalen, or anyone with memories of her, is invited to come to the microphone and tell stories about her.

 

Birthday presents appreciated:
sandpaper, rags, paint brushes & rollers, disposable latex gloves, masking tape,
dust masks,
hand tools, firewood, gift cards from Home Depot+Lowe's

Come to the first public event in Atlantic Basin!
Thanks to NYC's Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
for arranging for us to use this space!

 

RSVPs appreciated so we order enough cake and coffee!

 

Directions:

Cars fill in form for Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at www.nycruise.com/directions.html.  From within Brooklyn, follow signs for Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and enter Bowne Street gate at Imlay Street Red Hook, Brooklyn.  On-site parking! 

 

Pedestrians can enter Bowne Street gate or gate at Pioneer and Conover Street, one block west of Van Brunt Street and Pioneer Street B61 Bus Stop.

 

Short walk or B61 bus ride from free IKEA ferry www.nywatertaxi.com/ikeascheduleweekends

 

Directions for mariners

We will be on Ch 13 from 1100-1700.  There is an underwater hazard at the southwest end of the water space where a rail float bridge was formerly located, and there is a sign (but no buoys) to that effect. No alcohol is served at this event.  The public will not have access to the pier directly alongside the workboats.

We will be on Ch 13 from 1100-1700.  There is an underwater hazard at the southwest end of the water space where a rail float bridge was formerly located, and there is a sign (but no buoys) to that effect. No alcohol is served at this event.  The public will not have access to the pier directly alongside the workboats.

We will be on Ch 13 from 1100-1700.  There is an underwater hazard at the southwest end of the water space where a rail float bridge was formerly located, and there is a sign (but no buoys) to that effect. No alcohol is served at this event.  The public will not have access to the pier directly alongside the workboats.

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Pier 11, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Pioneer Street & Conover Street
Red Hook
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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PortSide NewYork

PortSide NewYork is a young, innovative non-profit organization creating diverse programs about water and the waterfront -- the city's BlueSpace.  We create waterfront access, arts, historical products and policy—programs for diverse economic groups and individuals.  Our chief ambassador is a 172’ repurposed ship, the coastal oil tanker Mary A. Whalen. She serves both as our office and as a mobile cultural platform. www.portsidenewyork.org

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