Thank you to all those who came out to Pier 42 on July 15th to Celebrate City of Water Day! If you missed it, here’s a recap of the day’s activities:
- A new site-based art installation Zig Zag Fence developed by Combo Colab in collaboration with Oficina – Social Impact Design transforms the fence along the north and south sides of Pier 42 with a graphically bold zig zag gesture that draws inspiration from the way sailboats tack into the wind. The installation helps to visually define the park and attract visitors.
- Lower East Side Ecology Center presented a catch-and-release fishing clinic that brought visitors up to the water’s edge to learn about the ecology and environment of the Hudson River Estuary. Education Director Kaitlyn Parkins led the fishing clinic and informed participants of the crucial role of the East River in the Hudson River Estuary and connected waterways.
- Two Bridges Neighborhood Council organized “H2Olympics,” a STEM-based youth competition exploring the properties of water. Participants competed in a series of water-based events in which they learned how adhesion and cohesion present itself in water.
- Good Old Lower East Side offered face painting with water themed artwork inspired by the local environment and presented a game of “Stay Cool Jeopardy” where participants learned tips on how to stay cool throughout the summer.
- Henry Street Settlement tabled to share information on a range of social services, arts, and health care programs they offer to Lower East Side residents.
- East Side Coastal Resiliency Project tabled to increase community awareness and engagement in waterfront resiliency planning and in neighborhood flood protection.
- Friends of Pier 35 community group tabled to help promote and steward the waterfront area. Group leader Trever Holland informed visitors of the group’s efforts to activate the area with community programming and advocate for the timely completion of Pier 35 as an EcoPark.
- Citi Bike provided test rides to visitors, information on how to use Citi Bike, and an opportunity to sign up for a free community ride that will be offered at Pier 42 on Sunday, August 20, 4-8pm.
- NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower tabled to provide information on current routes and to broadcast the new Lower East Side route coming in summer of 2018 that will connect residents to Midtown, the Financial District, and Long Island City.