Events

Current / Bodies: Art and Action on the Waterfront at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society and Underwater New York present six New York artists and writers whose works address the history and future of our waterways. Join photographer Chester Higgins, visual artists Barry Rosenthal, Nancy Nowacek, and Francis Estrada, and poets Cynthia Manick and Wo Chan as they consider New York’s waterfront as a site of continuity and a threshold for political, social, and environmental change.

Offered in connection with the new exhibition “Waterfront” at BHS DUMBO.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

Current / Bodies: Art and Action on the Waterfront
with artists Chester Higgins Jr., Barry Rosenthal, Nancy Nowacek, and Francis Estrada and poets Cynthia Manick and Wo Chan, moderated by UNY editor Nicole Haroutunian


Tuesday, January 23
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$5 General Admission / Free for Members

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Inspired by the Water's Edge at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Author Jennifer Egan, whose forthcoming novel, Manhattan Beach, led her to years of research about communities on the water's edge, leads this panel in a conversation about Brooklyn's waterfronts, industrial and liminal, as an inspiration to artists.

Panelists include Nicki Pombier, co-founder of the digital journal, Underwater New YorkElizabeth Albert, author of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: NYC's Forgotten Waterfront, Marilyn Symmes, curator of the new BHS DUMBO exhibition, Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn's Waterfront, and Nathan Kensinger, filmmaker, curator, and one of the photographers whose work is featured in Shifting Perspectives.

Inspired by the Water's Edge
Wednesday, June 21
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$5 General Admission / Free for Members

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories Book Launch at Greenlight Bookstore, 9/29

Join us on

Thursday, September 29, 7:30 PM

at

Greenlight Bookstore / 686 Fulton St. Brooklyn

for a book launch event to celebrate Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront

Hosted by author and editor Elizabeth Albert and co-hosted by fiction and poetry editors Underwater New York

Featuring readings by Susan Choi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Nelly Reifler, and Amy Shearn

A champagne reception will follow the readings! 

RSVP and learn more at the Facebook event page!