News

Den idylliske øya ved New York skjuler verdens største massegrav

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Aagot Iversen Gulbrandsen ble født 16. oktober i 1893 i Bergen. Sammen med mannen Olaf, gjorde hun som så mange - emigrerte til Amerika i 1916, 23 år gammel.

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Riker's Island inmates bury the unclaimed dead for work

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Every day, a group of detainees leave Rikers' Island prison in New York. Not to go to court, but to volunteer for an unusual job: digging graves. This drone video shows a disinterment of a twenty-five year old mass gravesite.

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New York's Island of Lost Souls

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The plain wooden coffins are lowered, one by one, from the back of a morgue truck into the hands of waiting inmates, men standing in a pre-dug trench already filled with other bodies on a small, narrow strip of land off the coast of the Bronx.

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An island of graves, yearning to be free: Let the public visit Hart Island

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We have sponsored legislation in the City Council to transfer jurisdiction from the Department of Corrections to an agency far better suited to a mission of public access, historic preservation and management of the island’s natural environment: the city’s Parks Department.

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Säsong 19 - Det sista avskedet

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Del 10 av 10. Det sista avskedet. På ön Hart Island utanför Manhattan begravs de okända och oönskade. Konstnären Melinda Hunt har i över tjugofem år tid arbetat med att länka ihop öns döda med eventuella anhöriga i livet. Vi möter konstnären och forskaren Jae Rhim Lee, som skapat "the mushroom death suit"; en dräkt med invävda svampsporer som äter upp kroppen och renar den från gifter. Vi träffar också Margareta Magnusson, som skrivit en bok om hur man döstädar, alltså slänger och rensar i livet för att underlätta för de efterlevande. Programledare: Lina Thomsgård.

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Events

NY4CA Speaker Candidate Forum

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The Future of NYC Culture and Arts: A conversation with New York City Speaker Candidates.

Moderator: Juan Manuel Benítez, Journalist, Anchor, Reporter, NY1 News.

The Hart Island Project is a community engagement partner. If you have any questions about the forum, please feel free to contact Roberto.Ragone@gmail.com or at 917-923-4765


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Past events

Historic Boat Tour from Manhattan to Hart Island

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Due to popular demand, the Historic Districts Council and The Hart Island Project will narrate a second trip to and around Hart Island, the city's Potter's Field. It will begin at Pier 66, West 26th Street and 12th Avenue in Chelsea. We will trace the original route from Bellevue Hospital, past Roosevelt Island, through the Hells Gate, past Riker's Island and on to Hart Island on the eastern edge of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound. This trip not recommended for young children. Please bring your own snacks and sunscreen.

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Water cannons saluting one million buried on Hart Island

Historic Boat Tour from Manhattan to Hart Island

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The Historic Districts Council and The Hart Island Project will narrate a trip to and around Hart Island, the city's Potter's Field. It will begin at Pier 66, West 26th Street and 12th Avenue in Chelsea. We will trace the original route from Bellevue Hospital, past Roosevelt Island, through the Hells Gate, past Riker's Island and on to Hart Island on the eastern edge of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound. This trip not recommended for young children. Please bring your own snacks and sunscreen.

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Hart Island Project Annual Meeting & Peekskill Open House

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The Hart Island Project Annual Meeting will be held at 10 AM on June 3, 2017. It will be followed by an open house in participation with Peekskill Open Studio. There will be a free trolley from the Metronorth train station to the downtown area. Maps available at the gazebo.


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Unique Places of Death NYC & Secret Island: Performance & panel discussion

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Composer and multimedia artist Volker Goetze presents live performance excerpts of new compositions for African harp, dulcimer, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion and New York City sounds and visuals. 

Volker Goetze uses live performance combined with 3D immersive audio and 360 video to fully capture the “Unique places of Death;” places in New York City listed in the Traveling Cloud Museum database. 

“Secret Island” is a photography and music project about the forgotten borough of New York – Staten Island – telling the untold stories about historic events which shaped Staten Island going back to the prehistoric ice age up until today.

The concert will consist of 20 minute excerpts of both projects followed by a panel discussion with the composer and Melinda Hunt director of The Hart Island Project. Music for this event is commissioned, in part, with a 2016 composer's commission from the New York State Council on the Arts and Exploring the Metropolis Performing Arts Residency courtesy of Con Edison. free tickets

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Memorial Event for Rosalee Grable

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Celebrating the one year anniversary of Rosalee Grable's death and subsequent burial on Hart Island with song and good spirit. We can't visit her grave on Hart Island but we can gather and remember a great person.  


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