(Beyond) Swimming


Monday, June 20, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us on Monday, June 20th for an equinox “swimability” assessment and (optional) group open water swim at Brighton Beach. 

After two ReCreational encounters along the upper bay at Valentino Park and the lower bay at Brighton beach, we’ve created a community generated assessment emerging from relational signs, ecological observations, stories and memories, and the histories of these shorelines.

The assessment, guided by andrea haenggii and the more-than-human species who live at Brighton Beach, will take place on land and in shallow water. An optional group swim will immediately follow.   

All participants will receive a booklet designed by Aiesha Bennett with instructions for reading shorelines through embodied practices that can be applied to other waterways. 

To prepare for the assessment and swim, bring: a towel, swimsuit or wetsuit, warm clothes to change into and a warm drink (water temperatures will be about 65 degrees fahrenheit), water, and your friends. 

Monday, June 20th 9:30-11:30am* RSVP

Brighton Beach

Meet at waters edge adjacent to the pavilion at the end of Ocean Parkway. Look for the orange umbrella

Subway to W 8th (or walk down the boardwalk from Stillwell)–see map below

*Rain date (or Combined Sewer Overflow event reschedule): Saturday, June 25th 9:30-11:30am

A Works on Water encounter is designed and facilitated by Atlantic Ocean currents, ancient topography, andrea haenggi, and Nora Almeida. In collaboration with Interference Archive.

Learn more about andrea haenggi’s work and practice here: weedychoreography.com and here: Environmental Performance Agency