The fish are gone, the smell is gone, but the legend lives on. This in-person walk in the South Street Seaport visits sites of the old Fulton Fish Market. Walk leader, artist Naima Rauam, spent decades painting scenes of market life. During this “then and now” walk, Naima’s paintings show “then” at nine locations, as the group stands “now” at these spots. A printed handout and a webpage (http://artpm.com/RememberingFultonFishMarket.htm) will have reproductions of the artwork. Naima talks about the history of the fish market and her experiences working and living there. One site is the Tin Building, where Naima had an art studio, now reconstructed and repurposed into an elegant food center.
Terrain is flat, sidewalks have corner cut-outs, some street/sidewalk surfaces are stone-paved and rough, some sidewalks are narrowed by outdoor seating arrangements and sheds in front of restaurants.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.
Saturday, May 6, 202312:00 PM
Less than 1 hour
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture