July 12, 2022
We are hosting a special event in partnership with City Reliquary!
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30PM
@ City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
When the weather heats up, you can expect thousands of New Yorkers of all different ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds to dive into one of the city’s many public pools scattered around the five boroughs. But how did New York go from having zero public pool facilities less than a century ago to more than 60 featuring everything from olympic-sized swimming pools to free swimming activities and lessons? It’s time to explore the rise, fall, and resurgence of New York’s public pool system and its positive social and political impact on urban life on the local and national stage.
Join Nora Cronin, our Development Director, as we take a deep dive into the unique history of outdoor pools and their place in NYC public life over the past 100 years, and what the future holds for these outdoor recreation spaces.
Register to attend with City Reliquary here. Members of City Reliquary and + POOL monthly donors are FREE! All other donations at the event benefit Friends of + POOL.
We’ll engrave your name (or any message up to 80 characters) on a + POOL tile and send you a mockup to display and show off to your friends.
Would you like to add a name or message to the walls and deck of + POOL?