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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: 

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: