Summer Waterfront Celebration!

 

Past waterfront celebrations at Pier 42

Summer Waterfront Celebration
Sunday, August 20th from 4:00-8:00pm

Bring friends and family to enjoy the breeze on the waterfront! Activities:

  • Hands-on art workshop: Learn to make your own stamp and prints with artist Jason Eisner by using the local environment as inspiration
  • Join the performers and musicians from Capoeira Luanda and the Capoeira Center of NY in an interactive Capoeira performance led by professors of Capoeira and their students
  • Bio/Culture Blitz: Discover all the organisms that inhabit Pier 42 and learn to fish with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We will also discover the dance moves in our neighborhood with choreographer Jennifer Monson. Share a movement or make one on the spot! More details below
  • H2Olympics: Compete in a water Olympics investigating the properties of water with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • Play “Stay Cool Jeopardy” with GOLES and learn tips on how to stay cool this summer
  • Participate in a free community ride with Citi Bike
  • FREE! All are welcome!

BIO/CULTURE Blitz
How much diversity can we discover in 4 HOURS? Come discover all the organisms that inhabit the Pier 42 with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We will be looking for all the mammals (yes! RATS and mice, bats, {maybe even a wayward seal or whale!}); all the insects (yes! Spiders, flies, ants and cockroaches); all the fish (yes! Crabs, sea robins, shad, (no sharks); plants (yes! Phragmites, hallucinatory mugwort, golden rod and sedges) all the birds (yes! Crows, seagulls, cormorants, hawks); but also much more.

Alongside the data we collect about all the organisms living on the Pier we will also discover all the wild dance moves in our neighborhood with choreographer Jennifer Monson! What dance moves do you know that come from your cultural heritage or that you have made up on your own? Share a movement or make one on the spot alongside discoveries of living creatures on the waterfront. From a lichen, cormorant, or goldenrod to the tango, a tour jete, the hustle, and poppin’. Join us to celebrate the cultural and biological diversity of the Lower East Side!*

4-6pm Dive into the East River and learn to fish as part of the Bio Blitz

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