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City of Water Screening Series

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society are proud to present their new documentary City of Water about the future of New York City’s waterfront. Two years in the making, City of Water explores the aspirations of public officials, environmentalists, academics, community activists, recreational boaters and everyday New Yorkers for a diverse, vibrant waterfront at a time when the shoreline is changing faster than at any other time in New York’s history. The documentary features interviews with Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, US Representative Nydia Velazquez, MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter, author Phillip Lopate, Sandy Hook Pilots’ Captain Andrew McGovern and others, and includes footage from Jamaica Bay, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and many other places on the waterfront.
Upcoming Screenings
city of water film documentary new york city waterfront shorelineCity of Water is screening at the following locations and runs approximately 30 minutes. All screenings are free and open to the public, except where stated. Wednesday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan MAP Co-sponsored By: O.U.R. Waterfront Alliance Wednesday, April 23, 5.00 p.m. At Eugene Lang College, 65 West 11th St. MAP Co-sponsored by Renew School, Student Group at the New School Friday, May 9, time TBA at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY MAP As part of the Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival city of water film screening brooklyn new york
Press Clippings
To read a review of City of Water in: Downtown Express, click here Metro, click here Hudson Reporter, click here Queens Ledger and the Brooklyn Eagle, click here and here To listen to a discussion of the film on WFUV Radio, click here To listen to a radio segment on the film on the Brian Lehrer show, WNYC, click the play icon below
Past Screenings
Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ MAP Saturday, April 5, 1.00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water Street, Brooklyn MAP Co-sponsored by the DUMBO Improvement District Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY MAP Co-sponsored by The Point Monday, March 3, 6.30 p.m. at the Gotham Center, Graduate Center, CUNY, 364 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan MAP Co-sponsored by the Gotham Center. Saturday, March 8, 11.40 a.m. at the New York Hall of Science at Flushing Meadow Park, 47-01 111 Street, Queens MAP Co-sponsored by Partnership for Parks Thursday, February 21, 6:00 p.m. at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St., Lower Manhattan Saturday, February 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Harlem River Ecology Center, located at the southern end of Roberto Clemente Park and River Park Towers In assocation with the Celebration of Black History / African Heritage Month on the Harlem River. For more information, call 718-901-3331 or 347-224-5828. Also on Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17, 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. (Screening at 7:30 p.m.) at Pier 66 Boathouse (The Hudson River at 26th St) MAP As part of the Hudson River Paddlers Guild’s Reel Paddling Film Festival, City of Water is being screened on two successive evenings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Purchase tickets. Wednesday, February 13, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. (screenings at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.), at Gowanus Community Center, 420 Baltic Street, Brooklyn MAP As part of A Maritime History of the Afro-American, the film will be shown in conjunction with two other movies. For more information, call the Gowanus Community Center on 718-797-2752 or the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy on 347-224-5828 or 718-802-9874. Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. at Spoke the Hub, 748 Union Street, Brooklyn, 11215 &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by Spoke the Hub. Monday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Sixth Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street, Manhattan MAP Saturday, February 2, 3:00 p.m. at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan MAP co-sponsored by the South Street Seaport Museum. Friday, November 30, 6:00 p.m. at Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, NY Chapter. The film will be part of a two hour program that will include a panel discussion relating to the AIA exhibition Berlin/New York Dialogues that opens on November 8th. Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. at 14 Vesey St. (between Broadway and Church St.), Manhattan &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by New York County Lawyers Association. Monday October 29, 7:00 p.m. at Public School 321, 180 7th Ave, Brooklyn &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers. Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. at The Belarussian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue (corner of Bond St.), Brooklyn &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by the Boerum Hill Association. Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. at Middle School 51, Fifth Ave., Brooklyn &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by Gowanus Dredgers. Monday, October 1, 6:30 p.m. at Hunts Point Riverside Park, The Bronx &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by Rocking the Boat, Bronx River Alliance, Sustainable South Bronx, The Point, and Mothers on the Move. Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Astoria, Queens &nbsp &nbsp MAP Co-sponsored by the Greater Astoria Historical Society. Friday, September 28, 7:00 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, intersection of Vernon and Broadway Boulevard, Queens Co-sponsored by Socrates Sculpture Park. Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. at the National Arts Club Co-sponsored by the National Arts Club. Monday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. at Stuyvesant Cove Park, Solar One Co-sponsored by Solar One, Stuyvesant Cove Park Association and Council Member Dan Garodnick. Thursday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. at Tobacco Warehouse in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and the Brooklyn Heights Association. Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. at Jimmy’s No. 43, East 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) Co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Preservation Center and Preservation Alumni. Monday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City Co-sponsored by the Friends of Gantry Park. Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. at Pier 2, at Furman Street, between Fulton Ferry and Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.