Monday, May 12, 2008

PBS “City of Water” Screening at RIVAA – May 14th

Thanks to Bonnie Goodman at the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association for the following program information:

"The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society invite you to the premiere screening on Roosevelt Island of City of Water, a thirty-minute documentary about the future of New York’s waterfront.

Recently featured on PBS, City of Water explores the aspirations of public officials, activists, academics and everyday New Yorkers for a diverse, vibrant waterfront – at a time when our shoreline is changing faster than ever before.

The film includes interviews with Dan Doctoroff, Nydia Velazquez, Joy Garland, Majora Carter, Philip Lopate, Cathy Drew and many others. But, what’s makes this documentary extraordinary are images of the New York waterfront itself. The film skillfully weaves vintage footage from the years when New York was a working seaport with a discussion of future development.

Carter Craft, Director of Programs and Policy for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, will introduce the film and inspire us with the MWA’s vision for a New York waterfront that is both productive and accessible for all New Yorkers.

Please join us for this special event.

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Please note: because of the conflict with the Rivercross election meeting, the film will be shown continuously – on a smaller screen - from 7 PM on. Rivercross residents are welcome to drop in before your meeting. (Paper plates will be available for you to take dessert with you!)

Popcorn during the screening, dessert after.

Information: (212) 371-9084"

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