Kayak Expedition in Pelham Bay Park
Led by Charles Dennis
Sunday June 7 9am -12pm
Pelham Bay Park (Orchard Beach)
The expedition will begin at the kayak launch site at the northwestern end of Park Drive on the Orchard Beach parking lot. We will kayak from this point around Hunter Island, at the northern tip of the park, east around Courtney’s Bay Island, and back. Participants will be encouraged to take photos and videos during the expedition and Charles Dennis will combine these into a video document of the expedition.
Please meet us at the Orchard Beach Parking Lot on Park Drive. Kayaks will be available for participants to use through a generous partnership with HarborLAB. Participants can also bring and use their own kayak. Attendees should wear clothing that can get wet – shorts or a bathing suit are recommended as well as a hat and sunscreen. Appropriate footwear is also important – sandals, sneakers or water shoes to protect feet when walking in the water. Additionally, attendees should bring water and a sandwich or a snack; as well as any documentation materials they desire including sketchpads, cameras, and/or journals.
Attendance is limited to 10 people, dependent upon kayak availability. Please RSVP below to reserve a space.
Charles Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist, director/producer, video cameraman/editor, and proprietor of Charles Dennis Productions, a company that produces & distributes digital media content for artists and business clients. Charles is also an urban adventurer who frequently bikes, hikes, kayaks and skis in the outdoors of the five boroughs of New York City. A former dancer and choreographer, Charles has been an active participant in New York dance and performance scene since the 1970’s when he performed in theater director Robert Wilson’s early works including the original production of “Einstein on the Beach”. Charles co-founded Performance Space 122, one of this country’s most active presenters of new dance and performance in 1979. He created and performed solo and large group community-oriented performances at P.S. 122 and other venues from 1980-2000, receiving numerous fellowships. In 1994 Charles began to document dance and performance on video and to direct and produce an ongoing video series, “Alive & Kicking – New Directions in Dance and Performance” which is still being distributed to educational institutions. Since 2005, when he founded Charles Dennis Productions, Charles has shot and/or edited commercials, documentaries, music videos,promos and short films that explore the creative possibilities of digital video art. For more information about Charles Dennis visit charlesdennis.net
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