- Films by Graciela Cassel, Kerry Cox, Rhys Hecox, Janie Korn and Chad Stayrook
- Slideshow of works by New York-based artists
- "Nocturnal Flora," a solo exhibition by George Kroenert and curated by LatchKey Gallery (artist and curator talk at 8pm)
- Tauba Auerbach's transformation of the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, berthed next to the Lilac
- Tours of the Lilac engine room and bridge
Cash bar. We cannot accept cards. (21+ only; please bring your ID)
All proceeds go to the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project
Special thanks to our party committee: John Flannery, Kara Meyer, Emily Sefcik, Christopher Stout, Jonathan Whitley and Heather Zises
And our partners: LatchKey Gallery, Public Art Fund and Save Our Ships New York
“Evening red and morning grey, two sure signs of one fine day"
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Lilac is America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender. The 85-year-old ship is currently being restored as a unique vehicle for maritime education and community activities and is berthed at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in New York City. The ship is open to the public at no charge from 2:00 to 6:00pm on weekends and for special events through the summer. More information can be found at www.lilacpreservationproject.org.
MW Projects is a cultural production and art advisory firm dedicated to bringing contemporary art to historic sites, non-traditional venues and liminal spaces. We work with emerging and established artists to transform environments and encourage dialogue about contemporary art and culture. For more information, please visit www.MWprojects.art.
Image: © Ebbe Sweet