Daily Archives: March 16, 2010

Ecology and Experimental Theater

Two great things that go great together.

Actually, I’m talking about the latest show from Polybe + Seats, the theater company that former DTE GM Katya Schapiro often works with.  The Red Hook connection doesn’t end there, though:

Inspired by the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Park – one of the nation’s oldest roadside attractions (and smallest cities) – A THOUSAND THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS is a floating fantasia, staged on board a docked barge in Brooklyn’s historic Red Hook District.

That barge, of course, is the barge, AKA the Waterfront Museum, AKA home of our friends and neighbors, the Sharps family.

Sounds like a groovy production, and with an Earth Day tie-in to boot. Take a look at the P + S website for details.

Jill & RHI Get Their Due

Another nice writeup on the work of Jill Eisenhard, founder of the Red Hook Initiative, written yesterday.  This one from that esteemed Paper of Record, The Batavia Daily News (just kidding- we love you, Batavia Daily News!).  Actually, it seems like that’s where Jill grew up, so it’s especially fitting that they celebrate the great work she’s doing down here.

When Jill Eisenhard was growing up on South Street Road in the rural town of Pavilion, she never thought that someday she’d be living and working in the borough of Brooklyn.

Check out the article to learn more about one of the neighborhood’s most vital community resources.