Please join Chance Ecologies for a special City of Water Day presentation of Listening to Dutch Kills.
Join us for a special City of Water Day presentation of Listening to Dutch Kills, an immersive audio walk that guides participants around the waters of the Dutch Kills, to investigate and experience the species and ecologies hidden in this urban industrial landscape. Listeners will engage with this complex watershed through a series of creative sound pieces, prompts, and narrations by local artists and community stakeholders, encountering the body of water from the perspectives of the flora and fauna that thrive along its banks, and contemplating how these species are connected to the future of New York City as it faces the challenges of sea level rise and climate change.
The audio tour will take place on July 13th as part of the Waterfront Alliance‘s City of Water Day, a citywide day of water-related events. The walk will start at LIC Roots Community Garden and end at Smiling Hogshead Ranch.
Listening to Dutch Kills is a project by Chance Ecologies, curated and produced by artists Catherine Grau, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright, with participating artists including Nate Dorr, Edrex Fontanilla, and Rachel Stevens. Listening to Dutch Kills was commissioned by the SWIM Coalition, as part of their project Getting to Zero in Dutch Kills, and includes interviews with community members Willis Elkins and Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Creek Alliance, Katie Ellman of Greenshores NYC, and Sarah Durand of LaGuardia Community College.
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If there is lightening, this event will be cancelled, if it’s lightly raining the event will take place. Please RSVP and check the eventbrite page, for updates on weather.