Sunday, October 24 • 11am–4pm • At Hallet’s Cove Beach • Free
One of the keys to a strong vibrant Community is the contributions of its residents for the common good. We, in Western Queens, have been especially blessed, with groups involved mutual aid, pandemic resources, local clean up, climate awareness amongst others.
On October 24th, please join Kin to the Cove in cleaning up Hallet’s Cove Beach at the north end of the Park.
All are welcome! Join us to help clean our Beach area. Explore the tides, learn about the history of this site, and consider how we can all help care for the Cove into the future.
The schedule is as follows:
11:00am: Kin to the Cove gathering to clean up and prepare the beach area
2:00pm: Collective sculpture-making with the debris begins, before it is thrown away safely
We hope this action will establish a precedent of citizen activism and that it leads to taking the cleanliness of our waterways seriously and engaging in collective care-taking of our public spaces. We look forward to the return of Hallets Cove as an inviting friendly body of water for everyone to enjoy.
Kin to the Cove is a community-powered environmental public art project that connects people to the water in and around Socrates Sculpture Park. With respect to the Lenape, Carnarsie, and Matinecock people who cared for this water and land for over ten thousand years, we attempt to reframe the water as our Kin through environmental stewardship, story-sharing, movement, deep listening, and art-making in relationship to the water. This project is part of the ongoing global project, 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea.
Michael A. Delakas, Blue Water Divers: “70 % of our planet is covered by water. Humankind cannot survive without the sea. Cleaning a beach is small start to saving our ocean.”
Richard Khuzami, Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA): “This is a great example of how our various local institutions can partner together to create a stronger more vibrant community. OANA advocates for quality of life issues on the Astoria Waterfront and surrounding communities, and nothing ties us all together more than our waterways.”
Sarah Cameron Sunde, Kin: “Direct access to the water is rare in New York City. The Cove is a special spot that deserves our care and attention on October 24 and everyday.”
*This action compliments another “riverbed clean” up done by the NYC EDC on the north end of Hallets Cove.