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Fall 2020:

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center is pleased to present “The Great Port of Jamaica.”

Sometimes the stories of failed projects are more interesting than the ones that succeed. Thomas J. Campanella’s book, “Brooklyn: The Once and Future City,” is filled with stories about dreams for Brooklyn—some of which came to fruition and many which did not. Campanella’s talk will focus on one of those that failed—the creation of a world-class port in Jamaica Bay. Hosted via Zoom, RSVP required

Thomas J. Campanella is an associate professor of urban studies and city planning at Cornell University and historian-in-residence of the New York City Parks Department. He divides his time between Ithaca and the Marine Park neighborhood in Brooklyn near Jamaica Bay.

In collaboration with the Old Stone House of Brooklyn, we are excited to host a discussion among several of the artists from the Brooklyn Utopias 2020 exhibition currently on display. This exhibit shows aspects of Brooklyn’s past, present and future through the eyes of participating artists who consider differing visions of an ideal Brooklyn, or imagine their own. Hosted via Zoom, RSVP required

Learn more about the exhibit BROOKLYN UTOPIAS: 2020 currently on display at the Old Stone House and Washington Park.

Summer 2020:

COVID19 has shown us an ugly side of Nature, but lest we forget, Nature has many beauties and many gifts. Join us for our first online Breakfast Talk as we take a respite from the virus, and the heat waves, and the social distancing and welcome Heather Wolf as she “shows and tells” us about the birds along the Brooklyn Waterfront.

Heather, a Brooklyn-based birder and author of Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront will discuss the diversity of birds along our borough’s waterfront, with a focus on the Brooklyn Bridge Park area.

Join us for this virtual “gathering” and enjoy the beauty these birds offer, all from the comfort of your home! Attendees will be able to engage with Heather and BWRC moderators through a live Q & A session. RSVP HERE.