Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Hudson Waterfront Museum, Inc.

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • http://www.waterfrontmuseum.org

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Mission Statement

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79 is the only floating wooden covered barge of its kind. The Waterfront Museum has created a much-publicized cultural site and destination in Brooklyn. Mission: Provide open space and a unique facility to contribute to the revitalization of an economically depressed community. Provide free and low cost opportunities for education, exhibition, and the performance arts. Develop an educational curriculum including geography of the NY Harbor and its transportation and commerce history for schools and organizations. Continue to launch an urban marine and environmental education program for children and area residents. Collaborate with businesses and community groups to strengthen participation in Red Hook's revitalization. Promote historic preservation and maritime heritage by showcasing the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and other visiting vessels. Provide public access to New York Harbor waterways with vistas to the working NY Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, the Verranzano Bridge and the NY Skyline.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer

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Mr. David Sharps

Keywords

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Waterfront Access, Culture and Arts Programs, Maritime Historic Preservation, Barges

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Also Known As

Waterfront Museum

EIN

22-2712163

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Programs: 1) Maritime Education Initiative: The Museum is open Thursdays from 4 - 8 PM for the general public and by appointment. As a floating classroom, the Museum has developed curriculum and materials for the historical and educational component of The Waterfront Museum. The museum seeks funds to expand curriculum, have students collect stories from old-timers, produce a documentary video and website that tells the story of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79-- its preservation, its role in transportation and commerce history and the reason barges of this type have become obsolete. 2)"CIRCUSundays in June": a free circus series and playing to packed houses and rave reviews. In 2005 we expanded the circus to three performances each Sunday because of its popularity. This project brings the circus to the local community, featuring entertainers who are normally seen only in larger venues, on Broadway or in where ticket prices would be prohibitive to most families. 3)"Sunset Music Series": a free music series playing to full houses. Each three-hour concert features two emerging artists and their original works in an authentic showboat style. Music ranges from folk and jazz solos to big bands and soft rock. A folk musician well known in the Brooklyn area coordinates the show. A Maritime Art Exhibition is hung on the barge walls.

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Principal Officer

Mr. David Sharps

BIO

David Sharps is the Hudson Waterfront Museum's founding president. Through his travels as an entertainer aboard cruise ships and on tour, David has visited waterfronts in over 40 countries. His labor of love has restored the Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79 and has brought waterfront access and quality programs to hundreds of thousands of river lovers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Recreation Program Leadership, graduated Salutations from Southern Garrett High School in Oakland, Maryland and studied with Master Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

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