Sunday, October 14
Staten Island Waterfront Community Day
12:45pm – 7:30pm
The Sunday program will provide conference attendees with opportunities to explore a number of sites that highlight the role of the New York Harbor and Staten Island's Working Waterfront in the history of the New York State Canal System. The day includes a curated cruise aboard the Staten Island ferry with a chance to meet local heritage bearers and retired ferry workers and a walking tour of the St. George and Stapleton waterfronts with stop offs at Lighthouse Point, SI Maker Park and the Flagship Brewery (includes a free tasting session). The program concludes with a welcoming reception hosted by City Lore, Long Island Traditions and Staten Island Arts at Art Space, a gallery at Urby, a unique new mixed use development in Staten Island’s northern shore. Reception includes a VIP opening of the new Habor Heroes Folklife exhibit and live musical entertainment. Dinner is on your own at a potpourri of eateries, featuring Sri Lankan, West African, Mexican, and Southern Italian coastal cuisine. Highlighting the evening will be a presentation about the the borough's unique Working Waterfront Folklife Initiative. Transportation to and from the Hilton Garden Inn will be provided.
Timeline of day:
12:00 pm Registration opens (Hilton Garden Inn foyer)
12:45 pm Depart hotel
1:30 pm Staten Island Ferry Ride
2:30 pm Walking Tour Departs
3:30 pm Flagship Brewery Tour & Tasting
5:30 pm VIP Reception
7:30 pm Dinner on your own
Please be sure to state in registration if you plan to attend the Staten Island Waterfront Community Day. The cost for this day is included in your full conference registration fee.