Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Upcoming: Black History/African Heritage Month on the Gowanus

We got an email from the Urban Divers about an event coming up in February that sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a celebration of Black History and African-American Month on the Gowanus. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 13, from 3PM-9PM. Here are some details:
Join The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy, The Harlem River Ecology Center and its EnviroMedia Mobile Project for an exciting exhibit: "A History of The Afro-American in Maritime." This spectacular exhibit developed by The Urban Divers offers a modest display of model ships, photographs, prints, some artifacts, celebrating the accomplishments of the Afro-American in Maritime. It takes a fun journey exploring a period that expends over the course of several centuries, beginning with revolutionary war, civil war, industrial revolution, two world wars and to today. The exhibit also include an eclectic collection of artifacts from beneath NY Harbor, a video kiosks of underwater video shot through out NY Harbor, including the award winning documentary "Coming Clean: Reclaiming the Gowanus Canal" produced Alexandre Haggiag, Brett Hovell, & Jessica Mador.

Participate in our Quizonart & compete for the grand prize- a free exclusive eco-cruise of the historic Gowanus Canal, aboard our unique 32ft vessel that is historically and culturally significant. All answers are found within the exhibit and films screening.
They are also screening an number of films. It all takes place at the Gowanus Community Center. The films are at 4:30 PM and at 7PM and exhibits are from 3pm to 9pm. The Gowanus Community Center is located 420 Baltic Street.



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