2012 painting + frame donated by Frank Hanavan
PortSide NewYork is urgently seeking a new home after the deal for Atlantic Basin fell through so that we can continue to serve the public and save the historic ship tanker MARY A. WHALEN.  In the few weeks since announcing our crisis, we have received a groundswell of support from elected officials, mariners, local residents, artists, restaurants, bloggers and others.

Some of the offers of help we have received include:

Noted author/historian Mike Wallace and his wife Carmen Boullosa, offered to host a dinner on the Mary A. Whalen that she cooks and during which he talks about NYC's waterfront history.   

Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian is donating a tour or private history session.  

Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance bar/restaurant has offered their place for meetings and will plan a summer fundraiser for us.  

Charles Knapp, cheesemonger at the Red Hook Fairway, will run a cheese tasting fundraiser.

The band Deedle Deedle Dees will donate a concert

Maggie Flanagan, former Director of Marine Education at the old South Street Seaport Museum will run a free children's nautical event fundraiser for us.
A free cruise on the 97' luxury yacht Justine


SeaStreak ferry will let PortSide flyer their passengers and is willing to announce our cause to them.

Naima Raum print
Artists donating work:     

Bill Murphy limited edition print  
Frank Hanavan  new painting of the Mary Whalen 
Christina Sun new drawing of the the Mary Whalen
Barbara Mensch photograph
Naima Raum limited edition print

We seek:
  • Venues to take advantage of some of the offers above. Our ship is not accessible while in the Red Hook Container Terminal, so we need places for the concert, children's maritime event, cheese tasting and more.
  • A large boat for a fundraising cruise. The only way many people can see the MARY A. WHALEN is from the water.
Is there a service or place you can offer?