07 June 2009

PortSide NewYork to Hold Fundraiser June 13

PortSide NewYork, the Brooklyn folks who brought you opera on the tanker and the revolutionary Kayak Valet, are going to hold their first-ever fundraiser on Saturday, June 13, from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Nydia Velazquez will be on hand at the event, to take place at the Brooklyn Lyceum at 227 Fourth Avenue at President Street. PortSide NewYork bills itself as "a young, innovative non-profit organization developing diverse programs about water and the waterfront, and moving soon to Atlantic Basin."

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased at: http://portsidefundraiser.eventbrite.com.

In conjunction with the fundraiser, PortSide is holding an auction on eBay that will expire after the fundraiser on June 17. Items to be auctioned include a gantry crane tour, blacksmithing lessons, tickets for ferries and charter vessels, works from Brooklyn artists, an antique stove and a sailboat.

I don't know about you, but I might go for those blacksmithing lessons.

More info at www.portsidenewyork.org/fundraiser.htm.

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