Celebrating our maritime heritage at PortSide New York

Way back in September 2007, I wrote about PortSide New York hosting Opera on the High Seas. Funny that yesterday it came back on my radar screen twice.

PortSide Atlantic Basin

First, I had the pleasure of playing in a foursome with Jeanne-Marie and Pim Van Hemmen in the KPI Bridge Oil Annual Golf Outing.  Jeanne-Marie is an admiralty attorney and partner at Betancourt, Van Hemen, Greco & Kenyon; she is also a board member of PortSide New York, an exciting nonprofit located in Red Hook, Brooklyn which celebrates our rich maritime heritage.  Her husband, Pim, is a marine photographer with an incredible body of work which you have to check out. (marine/other). It was great to learn all of the exciting programs underway and plans for the future at PortSide New York.

PortSide Atlantic Basin interior

Also, yesterday, the New York Times featured PortSide New York in an article by Isolde Rafferty for their Red Hook Journal titled A Retired Tanker, a Home and a Summertime Stage. If you are in or around New York, get over there this summer and experience one of New York’s hidden treasures.