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DredgeFest NYC
Wall St./Pier 11 Ferry Terminal
New York, NY
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DredgeFest NYC
NOTE THAT WHILE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE THROUGH BROWNPAPERTICKETS WE WILL BE GLAD TO SELL YOU A TICKET ON THE PIER -- BUT PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW UP EARLY IF YOU INTEND TO DO SO.

THE BOAT TOUR WILL LEAVE PIER 11 AT 1 PM SHARP. WE CANNOT STAY PAST 1 PM BECAUSE OF PIER REGULATIONS. WE WILL BEGIN TAKING TICKETS AT 12:30. PLEASE ARRIVE WELL BEFORE 1 OR YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF STRANDED.

The Festival of Dredge in New York ("DredgeFest NYC") is a symposium about human accelerated erosion and the technologies and techniques we've invented to manage it.

The technique of dredging, and the galaxy of technologies that surround it, constitute perhaps the greatest unrecognized landscape architecture project in the world. Dredge shapes our beaches and waterways, it is driven by what we do to distant upstream forests and fields, it plays a key role in global shipping networks and in coastal real estate.

New York is a city built on dredge. Its waterfront is made up of miles of in-fill shore and deepened channels, all products of moving thousands of tonnes of silt, sand and soil against the forces of nature and the consequences of our own prior practices.

On Saturday, September 29th, the Dredge Research Collaborative (and Studio-X) will lead a boat tour of New York City's dredged landscape -- with live commentary from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service. We'll see active dredging going on in the Ambrose Channel, which is being deepened to prepare for the opening of the Panama Canal Expansion, beach replenishment at Plumb Beach, and the rebuilding of marshy islands in Jamaica Bay, which had nearly eroded entirely over the past century.

The tour will be a heady mixture of light architectural theory and heavy machinery, aimed at anyone and everyone who is not only interested in understanding the role of dredge in the functioning of New York, but seeing dredge in action. If you are at all curious about how New York's shoreline became what it is -- or what it will become in the future -- you should come along.

The tour will depart from Pier 11 in Manhattan and dropoff at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn; we'll be aboard the American Princess, which is operated by one of our sponsors, TWFM Ferry.

DON'T MISS THE FREE SYMPOSIUM ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th. Attendance is optional but it will enrich your experience. More info about the symposium is available at our website.

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Wall St./Pier 11 Ferry Terminal (View)
Wall St./Pier 11
New York, NY 10005
United States


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Education > Tours
Other > Festivals

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