Featured Projects 
Soothing Sounds of Superfund Sites

We recently debuted our album of field recordings from super toxic locations around New York Harbor at the Sound Scenes Festival at the Hirshhorn Smithsonian in DC. 

The three part album - Oil, Waste, and Dumps - juxtaposes the beautiful and natural sonic landscape with the complex history of environmental harm and neglect. 

Maritime Library

The Maritime Library is in its final stages of construction. Sign up to our newsletter to find out about public launch events and readings.

Awesome on the Water

We give monthly microgrants for projects that bring culture and creativity to the water. We are a global water-focused chapter of the Awesome Foundation. 

New York's Most Socially Distanced Office

The Socially Distant Office was created to speak to the collective experience and newly forged norms of the pandemic era with humor and understanding. It's a niche joke that everyone gets. It's a joke designed to make people feel seen. It is also a joke designed to have the water be seen.

Mobile Creative Labratory

We're restoring a 1941 tugboat to act as a mobile creative studio and Tideland HQ.

Lost Island Concert Series 

Sixty boats, one hundred people, sixteen musicians, and one tugboat came to pay their respects to the site where Mussel Island once was.

The Lost Islands Concert Series celebrates New York Harbor while also inviting people to consider our complicated relationship with water.

On Deck Short Film Festival

Each fall we create and host an on-water boat-in short film festival. 

Community Dock Building

We're creating more opportunities for access by building community docks. 

Wake Up and Dream - Participatory Play

We hosted Jason Eppink's participatory play on the water.

Fish & Foul Floats - Habitat Building Workshops

We regularly host a range of capacity-building workshops, from boating safety to habitat restoration.

Drain Bramage 

Jazz, in a sewer outfall. A collaboration with composer Stefan Zeniuk.

Bridges of Brass

Often we assist other harbor organizations, like this parade by the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and Funkrust Brass Band.

Boat-In Movie Night

Another example of working with our frequent collaborators, the Gowanus Dredgers.

Creative Residency - South East Alaska 

A summer residency we host on our historic 1907 wooden tugboat.