On social media and in person at the Red Hook Public Library, join the conversation about Red Hook history. We will be asking questions to Red Hook nostalgia groups on Facebook, asking questions in the library, and sharing between the digital and physical conversations. Come tell your stories, and your family stories, of living, working or playing in and around the waters of Red Hook. Hung out on the Long Pier? Swam at Edison Beach? Worked at Todd's or Busheys? Fishing? Hurricane Sandy? Any neighborhood story that has a water element we want to know. Don't have a story? Come follow along, ask questions, enjoy the anecdotes with the PortSide team working on our digital museum Red Hook WaterStories. Part of the “MARY Month of May” festival in honor of the 80th birthday or our ship MARY A. WHALEN.
The main deck of our oil tanker ship is open for TankerTime M-F, 10am to 6pm; Second Sundays of May through September from 5pm to midnight often during the day on weekends. Amenities include: ArtTable with free art supplies, maritime books, TankerTots play area with toys and kiddie pool, hammocks, lounge chairs, tables and chairs. If you want to schedule a school or group visit to tour the inside of the ship, please see our Contact page. Our e-museum Red Hook WaterStories is always open as your guide to Red Hook past and present.