Event Information
Waterfront Museum Presents
Out Of The Box
Saturday, July 12, 2014 through Sunday, July 20, 2014

Maps, historic images and puppets tell the story a 100 year-old railroad barge

Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

"Out of the Box & Over a Barrel" - July 12,13,19 & 20 at 3 pm, Red Hook. Advance Tickets: Adults $13, kids $10. Tickets at the door: Adults $15, kids $12.

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100 years old. The vessel, the Lehigh Valley No. 79 is the only one of its kind still afloat in NY harbor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

By following her 100-year history, the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor unfold. Along the “Water Belt Line,” barges, (called lighters) and tugboats were the only link between ships and railways, moving goods across the harbor.

"Out of the Box" tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, and puppets, this multi-discipline show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried and the families and captains who lived on them.

Maritime scholars and almost a dozen old-timers and their oral histories add historical accuracy to the project. The leaders of “Out of the Box” are Deborah Kauffman, a physical actor and puppeteer, Stephen Kaplin director and puppeteer, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, puppeteer and David Sharps, captain of Lehigh Valley #79 and a former entertainer aboard cruise ships. The project is funded in part by the NY Council for the Humanities and the Brooklyn Arts Council NYSCA Regrant Program.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.