Walk the Kill Van Kull with WHC’s Mitch Waxman – Today 11AM!
“Tugboat Alley” –the Kill Van Kull. photo: Mitch Waxman
Join Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of the Staten Island coastline of the Kill Van Kull, the busy waterway connecting Port Elizabeth-Newark with the lower harbor. Expect tugboats, special guests and a few surprises as we walk the two miles from the Staten Island Ferry terminal at St. George to Sailors Snug Harbor, home of the Noble Maritime Collection, featuring works of maritime artist John A. Noble.
Snug Harbor. photo: Mitch Waxman
Mitch Waxman is a photographer and historian known for his work documenting Newtown Creek and the Hidden Harbor. A Working Harbor Steering Committee Member and official photographer, Mitch enjoys sharing the obscure, unique and often overlooked facets of the harbor of New York and New Jersey.
MEET UP the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, walk to the outside plaza at the north end exit (toward the baseball stadium, plaza above/over the cab stand), at 11:00am. Ends at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Nobel Maritime collection at 1:00pm.
Saturday June 30th (TODAY!)
11:00am – 1:00pm
Additional Dates: 28 July, 13 October Tickets here.
And don’t miss the Fourth Annual North River Historic Ship Festival this weekend at Hudson River Park Pier 25. (N. Moore Street and the Hudson River in Tribeca). See the whole weekend event schedule here.
Tug Pegasus underway on the Hudson. photo: Mai Armstrong.
Free dockside ship tours on Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge No. 79 and Lilac, river trips, art exhibits, a showboat circus and more!
Showboat captain David Sharps will once again manipulate a giant Chinese vase on his head during Showboat Circus on Sunday, July 1. photo: Etienne Frossard.
Old time family entertainment aboard a century-old covered wooden barge:
Performers include Hilary Chaplain – award-winning physical comedienne
Will Shaw – Juggler Extraordinaire
Sophie Sharps – Captain’s Daughter on Trapeze
Showboat Captain David Sharps – Chinese Vase Manipulation
by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee