In the year since Sandy, most New Yorkers have been able to move on with their lives and leave Sandy behind. For them, the Frankenstorm is a topic that comes up every once in awhile but for the most part goes forgotten. But what about those who are dealing with the damage and ramifications of Sandy on a day to day basis? The Brooklyn Historical Society in conjunction with the Brooklyn Community Foundation is giving them a chance to share their daily ordeal by hosting the free event Sandy, One Year Later: Sharing and Preserving Brooklyn’s Stories.
The event will take place in the Society’s Great Hall (128 Pierrepoint Street) tonight at 6:30pm. The evening will begin with a panel discussion lead by Amy Starecheski, the Associate Director of the Columbia Oral History Master’s Program and include Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe, owner of the River Cafe in DUMBO, Andrea Hodge, a Canarsie homeowner, Rasheed Johnson, a NYCHA resident from Red Hook, and a Coney Island first responder. Following the panel will be an open reception for the new exhibition “Documenting Sandy,” an exhibit of gallery images from after the storm, collected from professional and amateur photographers. If you’d like to attend, RSVP here.