The waterways of New York are a strangely forgotten place. But from the water you can experience the hidden systems that make it run, see the repercussions of the past and witness the persistence of nature.
We'll make the raft, you make the popup that goes on it.
Spring 2019 applications open February 1st
We are currently making a historic army tug into an Expedition Laboratory. Want to help? We are renovating it from workboat to mobile creative studio. When we're done the Shoofly Pie will host events and residencies in New York Harbor, the Hudson River Valley, and beyond.
South East Alaska
Living on a 100ft 100yr old wooden tugboat while exploring SE Alaska with seven other people is a pretty unique experience. Participants learned how to operate the tugboat and skiffs, caught food, learned about safety in the wilderness, and lived in community. One month residents made a project that responded to an aspect of life on the boat. Shorter residencies focused on discussion, asking "How can this experience inform our work elsewhere?"
Workshops and Gatherings
Past workshops have included Fish and Fowl habitat float building, Tugboat Renovation, and Raft Building.
We'd love to hear if you have an idea for a workshop or gathering!
Lost Island Concert Series
Boat in concerts where islands once stood
Mussel Island - October (check back in for details)
Huckleberry Island Float-in Concert
Hoonah, AK 2016