A living lab for better urban waterways, the nonprofit PortSide NewYork brings WaterStories to life. PortSide produces and hosts WaterStories programs in the arts; education; preservation; resiliency; and workforce and harbor advocacy, on and off our flagship: the historic tanker MARY A. WHALEN. Our programs, services and advocacy show how to combine public access, community development and the working waterfront.
We seek interns to participate in Red Hook WaterStories (RHWS) which combines cultural tourism, education, resiliency planning and community revitalization by making the whole peninsula of Red Hook an exhibit and educational attraction. Our planned multimedia website, companion hardcopy map and storefront signs will help attract visitors, shoppers, and investors. The project provides educational opportunities for locals and visitors, fosters local pride and community-sensitive development. RHWS links heritage to future.