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By day, Dan Hendrick works in energy policy. By night, he is one of the city’s foremost experts on Jamaica Bay, a federally protected zone bigger than Central Park, Prospect Park, and Van Cortlandt Park — combined and multiplied by three.
“You’d be shocked how many people I’ve met who have never heard of it,” he said.
Hendrick first dived into the history of the Bay as a local reporter when he learned that the marshes were disappearing at a rapid clip. He started investigating, and exposed the effects of exploitation on the Bay. About five years ago, he crowded into a VFW Hall with other Queens residents to discuss the Port Authority’s plan to pave over hundreds of acres of Jamaica Bay to make way for new runways.
“They’re not scientists, they’re not fulltime environmentalists," he remembers thinking. “These are just regular working people … How can I amplify their voice?”
The resulting project, Saving Jamaica Bay, a film narrated by Susan Sarandon, traces the Bay’s decline and rebirth, the destruction of Hurricane Sandy and the long rebuilding that followed. It focuses on the community surrounding the Bay — the firefighters, police officers, and immigrants who fought the government to clean up and restore the Bay.
From a new indie-rock musical fairy tale to an immersive cinema party to an exploration of Edvard Munch’s work, it’s a busy week of craveable culture in New York City. Crave what excites you. Rate events once you have seen them.
From books illustrated by Andy Warhol to Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams on Broadway to Kevin Bacon performing live music with his brother, it's an exciting week of NYC culture. Our editors have picked our favorites of this week's cultural openings. What are you craving? Crave if you're excited ... and rate events once you've seen them.
From a puppet festival to a Sondheim fest to fashion photography, it's another exciting week of NYC culture. We've picked out our favorite events opening in NYC in the week ahead. What are YOU craving?
From antiques to modern dance to Bruce Springsteen, it's a big week of culture in NYC. Here are Culture Craver's top picks of the events opening in the week ahead in NYC. What are YOU craving?
The biggest dinosaur ever has arrived in NYC, but that's just one of many big openings this week in the cultural capital of the world. We're craving the New York Jewish Film Festival, Live Artery, and John Patrick Shanley's newest play at City Center. We've picked our favorite NYC openings this week. What are you craving?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the winners of the Golden Globes last night. Here are the movies that received awards. How many have you seen?
Best motion picture, drama
Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama
January is getting into high gear with two theater festivals, celebrations of the upcoming Chinese New Year, dance, jazz, art openings, and more. We've picked the NYC events opening in the week ahead that we're most excited about. What are you craving?
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Monkey Business — which features monkeys in paintings, ceramics, metalwork, and jade carvings. The show starts Friday, Jan. 8 and runs through July.
Starting Friday, Jan. 8, see Embroidery by artist in residence Megan Canning at the Museum of Arts and Design. Her tapestries combine hand-embroidery, painted silk, and soft sculptural elements.
Start 2016 off right with some art. NYC gallery guru Meredith Rosen has picked the shows opening this week that she's most excited about to help you plan your art going. What are you craving?