Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Harlem River Ecology Center Black History Month Exhibit

SATURDAYS, Beginning Feb 16th thru the month of Feb, 2008 Harlem River Ecology Center- 1 pm- 3 pm join the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy in Celebration of Black History Month on the Harlem River. On Exhibit: "A History of the Afro-American in Maritime Series III," a modest exhibit of model ships, photographs, prints, some artifacts, including an eclectic collection of artifacts from beneath NY Harbor, an overview from the revolutionary war to the present.

SCREENING of FILMS: 1. "Capt Bill Pinkney's Journey"- a documentary short aboutone of only seven americans and the only African Americanto have successfully sailed solo around the globe using thelongest route of the Cape. Film is produced and narrated by Bill Cosby.

2. "City of Water" - the documentary film explores the aspirations of public officials, environmentalists, academics, community activists, recreational boaters, maritime workers, and everyday New Yorkers for a diverse, vibrant waterfront at a time when the shoreline is changing faster than anyother time in NY's History.

Directions: Center and State Park is located off of Sedgwick and CedarAve. Traveling in the Bronx: # 4 train to Burnside Ave, D trainTremont Ave, transfer for the Bx 40, Bx 42 at Burnside Ave. Take buswestbound to River Park Towers ( last stop). BX 18 also stops atSedwick and Cedar. or Take the Metro North ( Hudson River Line) toMorris Hts. Stops right at the park. Enter Park by walking down rampor steps, make a left along the water, and walk south towards HighBridge. Entrance of the center faces the water, beneath last buildingtower, bld 10. For more info call 718-901-3331, or 347-224-5828

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