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Come August 4th, get ready to rock out at Dock Rocks on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport!


South Street Seaport’s “Street of Ships”. Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikipedia


The inaugural concert hopes raise $250,000 for restoring and rebuilding the South Street Seaport Museum after Hurricane Sandy caused $3 million worth of damage to the historic buildings and ships.

 Rock band Duran Duran will headline a benefit concert for the South Street Seaport Museum.

Rock band Duran Duran will headline a benefit concert for the South Street Seaport Museum.Photo via


Iconic 80’s band Duran Duran will headline, and the concert will also feature and Wyclef Jean with others on the marquee to be announced.

Wyclef Jean. Photo via PR Web


Tickets are going for $55, but if you have the bucks to get away from the hoi polloi, you could watch the concert from any number of luxury vessels that will be offering concert goers VIP treatment.

Cover art for the album Rio by the artist Duran Duran. The cover art copyright to EMI Records, Ltd. Image via Wikipedia


DNAinfo: The concert’s producer, Jaime Rose, said organizers hope this event will become an annual benefit.

“Music is a great connector,” said Rose, who’s produced several philanthropic concerts, “It’s a wonderful way to raise awareness and raise money for a historic, important institution that needs our help.”

Duran Duran’s lead singer, Simon Le Bon — along with Wyclef Jean — “have a great love for boats and the sea,” Rose said, and they wanted performers who have an appreciation for the Seaport Museum’s mission.

To buy tickets, visit Dock Rocks.

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

When Sandy blew through last October, familiar beach facilities like lifeguard stations and changing rooms were destroyed. Now 7 months later, area beaches are racing to replace them before the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer season.

Rendering: Garrison Architects via Gizmodo

Manufactured in Pennsylvania, 37 modular, steel-framed stations will be placed on 15 sites in Rockaway Beach, Queens, Coney Island and Midland beaches in Brooklyn, and Wolfe’s Pond Park and Cedar Grove, Staten Island.

Rendering: Garrison Architects via Architizer

The galvanized steel modules can be configured into lifeguard stations, comfort stations and offices for operations. They will be elevated to FEMA’s storm standards, with ramps and stairs providing access to the beach and the boardwalk.

Rendering: Garrison Architects via Architizer

From Architizer: Garrison Architects and the New York City government are coming to the rescue with a series of modular beach facilities to be deployed around May 25. The pavilions, 37 in total, are being manufactured in Pennsylvania and will be delivered as single pieces to their respective sites. Conforming in size to interstate trucking limits, the pavilions will house comfort stations, lifeguard stations, and offices for Parks Enforcement Patrol and Maintainence and Operations Staff.

Built on pre-installed concrete piers, the pavilions will sit at or above FEMA’s revised Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs). This in addition to the selected material palette will ensure the pavilions’ resistence to future storms.

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee

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