4:30 PM16:30

Silent Beaches at SWALE

There will be a Silent Beaches roundtable discussion aboard Mary Mattingly's SWALE

Join us for a panel discussion of Silent Beaches Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront aboard Mary Mattingly's SWALE, now docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Discussion led by the book's author and editor, Elizabeth Albert, and moderated by Amanda McDonald Crowley with panelists and Silent Beaches contributors Melinda Hunt, Nate Kensinger, Nicole Miller and UNY editors Helen Georgas and Nicki Pombier Berger.

SILENT BEACHES, UNTOLD STORIES: NEW YORK CITY'S FORGOTTEN WATERFRONT, by Elizabeth Albert with literary editing by Underwater New York, collects historical narratives, archival images, contemporary art, and new fiction and poetry about ten lesser known waterways in NYC. Read more about it here: silentbeaches.com 

SWALE is both an artwork and a floating food forest by artist and Silent Beaches/UNY contributor Mary Mattingly. By continuing to create and explore new ways of living, Mary Mattingly's hope is that Swale will strengthen our ways of collaborating, of cooperating, and of supporting one another. At its heart, Swale is a call to action. It asks us to reconsider our food systems, to confirm our belief in food as a human right, and to pave pathways to create public food in public space. Read more about it here:http://www.swaleny.org/

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6:00 PM18:00

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories Reading at Poets House


Join us for a reading at beautiful Poets House, overlooking the Hudson River, to celebrate the release of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront. Four years to the month after Hurricane Sandy, we will commemorate the anniversary of an event that is very much a part of the book. Contributors Bill Cheng, Elizabeth Gaffney, Ben Greenman and Nicole Miller will read. 




Drinks will be provided by a generous donation from Spiked Seltzer! 

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2:00 PM14:00

Silent Beaches Panel at Sarah Lawrence College

Fiction and poetry editors, Underwater New York's Nicki Pombier Berger, Helen Georgas, and Nicole Haroutunian, as well as contributors Nicole Miller, Nelly Reifler and Kamilah Aisha Moon are all Sarah Lawrence MFA alumnae. This panel, in which Elizabeth Albert and UNY will discuss the process of publishing Silent Beaches and the contributors will discuss their work, is open to the Sarah Lawrence community.  

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7:30 PM19:30

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories Release Party and Readings at Greenlight!

Come celebrate the release of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront!

Join us for selected short fiction read by contributing authors Susan Choi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Nelly Reifler and Amy Shearn, and visuals from contributing artists!

Main event 7:30 to 8:30pm

Champagne festivities to follow! 

For more information, visit the Greenlight website

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