Flushing river canoe trip

May 15, 2010

In conjunction with Lara Almarcegui’s project Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River on view at Ludlow 38 until May 16, 2010, Ludlow 38 European Kunsthalle Cologne Goethe-Institut New York together with with the Urban Landscape Lab and Long Island City Community Boathouse invites the public on a canoe trip up the Flushing River to explore Almarcegui’s wasteland sites and the area along the river.

The event, that is free and open to all, will take place on Saturday May 15, 2010. Participants will meet at 11 am at the Willets Pt. -Shea Stadium Subway stop (Subway line 7) at the exit to the stadium parking lot. From the parking lot we will walk to the Boat Launch that is located to the far east end of the Flushing Marina Bay Promenade (see directions below).

Day schedule for May 15, 2010:

11.00 am: Meeting at Pt-Shea Stadium Subway
11.15 am: Walking to the boat launch
12.00 pm: Instructions
1.00: Canoe trip starts, guiding to wasteland areas along the Flushing River.
2.30 Canoe trip ends

Directions (see map):

A: Meeting point on May 15, 2010 at 11 am.
B: The Boat Launch

It is of course optional whether to show up at 11 am at the station or 12 pm at the boat launch.

About Lara Almarcegui’s Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River:
The publication Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River contains photographs from 12 sites in Queens accompanied by concise descriptions that outline the locations’ history, present state and future. Visitors are invited to pick up a copy and explore these sites at their own leisure. A slide installation at the Ludlow 38 gallery on the Lower East Side presents a selection of photographs taken during Almarcegui’s excursions along Flushing River, from its original source via Willow Lake and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the site for the 1939 and the 1964 World’s Fairs, to its estuary at Flushing Bay.