I’ve just published the first of three pamphlets I’ll be making this year on the history, ecology, and community of Jamaica Bay. I’ve been researching infrastructure, visiting a nature preserve, and talking to people about living by the water. I’m looking forward to some events I’m planning to accompany your reading experience, and the first one is coming up on Sunday, May 21.
Floyd Bennett Field was the city’s first municipal airport, opened in the 30’s on the western edge of Jamaica Bay. Right across Flatbush Ave from Floyd Bennett is Dead Horse Bay, home of a former landfill, now a small beach known for being covered in vintage glass bottles and old shoes. Come join me on a walk around the area and learn more about both places, and how they relate to the rest of the city.
Sunday, May 21 (rain date is May 28)
Free walking tour of Floyd Bennett Field and Dead Horse Bay
Meet me at the Flatbush Avenue 2,5 station at noon- we’ll take the bus together down Flatbush.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391419680950156/
Jamaica Bay Pamphleteering Project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).