Events

SEA ELEGY at the BROOKLYN BARGE BAR

Join UNY at the newly launched Brooklyn Barge Bar for an evening of drinks for the thirsty, views (and food) for the hungry, and music for the lonely, in love, and everywhere between. 

October is our birthday month, and in our 7th year we want to hear you sing. We're kicking off a year of music with a casual party on the barge, where we'll screen SEA ELEGY, an original song composed, performed, and set to film by Bobby Gagnon. Inspired by one of UNY's most evocative underwater objects, the giraffe, Bobby's short film is not to be missed. 

Join us aboard this gorgeous barge in Greenpoint, and we'll toast the end of the outdoor event season and the beginning of a year of underwater music.

Wednesday, October 14
7 pm - late
Brooklyn Barge Bar
3 Milton Street, Greenpoint

If These Walls... A.I.R. Gallery and UNY on Governor's Island

Underwater New York is thrilled to partner with A.I.R. Gallery for a day of history, art and poetry on Saturday September 12th in the exhibition, If These Walls...

A.I.R. Gallery, which has been advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972, is transforming one of the 19th century houses in Governor's Island's Nolan Park with a series of site-specific works including painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper and more. Alongside their annual group exhibition will be the Underwater New York Project Room, where seven A.I.R. Gallery artists will be exhibiting work based on the NYC waterways.

On September 12th, at 3pm, UNY has invited three poets--Hossannah Asuncion, Morgan Parker and Katy Lederer--to read new work inspired by the visual art of Melissa Murray, Erica Stoller and Maxine Henryson. The reading will coincide with the Gallery's reception for the exhibition, as well as other exciting programming we'll announce soon.

Please mark your calendars for September 12th, 3pm, on Governor's Island! More details to come. Read more about the exhibition here

Obscura Day 2015 at Dead Horse Bay

For the fourth year, Underwater New York participated in Atlas Obscura's Obscura Day, an international day of exploration. Team UNY met up with a group of adventurous New Yorkers in a Floyd Bennett Field parking lot, then set out across a picturesque path through high grasses and dunes, eventually emerging on Dead Horse Bay. After sharing a brief history of the place, which was once known as Barren Island, as well as several archival photographs culled from the Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library's amazing digitized archives, the group dispersed across the bottle, glass and horse bone-littered shores. Here are a few photographs of the day!