Support PortSide NewYork
as we prepare our new home
~ and your new home on the waterfront ~
in Atlantic Basin, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Saturday 6/13/09 6-9pm
227 Fourth Avenue @ President Street in Park Slope
2 raffle tickets included with $50 entry ticket, additional raffle tickets $2 each.
auction and raffle items listed at www.portsidenewyork.org/fundraiser.htm
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, a major supporter of all things waterfront, will speak at the event.
Event includes a generous array of cheese, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, fruit, breads, key lime pie, beer and wine. A large format multimedia installation of images and sounds from PortSide and the harbor will bring the waterfront inside. This show will be created by David Bianciardi, the principal of Audio, Video and Controls (AV&C).
AV&C is a NYC based firm that provides design, engineering and system integration services to global clients with a focus on museum design, corporate communications, luxury residences and themed environments.
PortSide’s first fundraiser will support planning and interim programming in
Atlantic Basin and shipping of the last two engine cylinders for the Whalen from Seattle.
The backstory: PortSide NewYork will soon get our first publicly accessible home, your new home on the waterfront. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is negotiating directly with PortSide to create a place for us in Atlantic Basin, next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. This will include a berth for the Mary Whalen, a pier where we will host visiting vessels of every description, and an interior space that will house programs and interpretive spaces. Visible from PortSide will be huge cruise and container ships, gantry cranes at work, tugboats, charter, excursion and historic vessels.
PortSide auction items now up on eBay! See Portside's eBay Auction
They include: a two-hour blacksmithing class, tickets from many of the excursion and charter vessels we would like to see visiting us in Atlantic Basin, a catered dinner with waterbloggers, various opportunities to indulge your culinary appetites in Red Hook, a Morgan 24 sailboat, a one day sail out of Martha's Vineyard, a slinky cool lariat necklace, a 1916 cookstove from a Red Hook house, and the once-in-a-lifetime gantry crane tours
More auction items being added daily.
Check www.portsidenewyork.org/fundraiser.htm for full list and more info.
Event Sponsors: Download info on how to sponsor click
Fundraiser co-sponsored by Yale Alumni Association of Metro NY (YAAMNY)
Our fundraiser levels refer to the evolution of vessel propulsion systems.
Twin Screw Level $500-$1,000
Anthony A. Manheim
Z-Drive Level $1,000 and above
Food Donated by:
PortSide is again thrilled to be working with Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services. Their equipment and services represent the highest standards in the industry. We acknowledge the very talented assistance provided by Kristine and Fred Penny who have volunteered their expertise.
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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