Rendering of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum waterfront (courtesy of GCEF)

The Greenpoint Monitor Museum will hold an open house this weekend to provide updates on the plan to build a museum in honor of the historic USS Monitor, the Civil War battleship constructed on the Greenpoint waterfront.

The Monitor Museum open house is Saturday, June 15th, at 56 Quay St. from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

An acre of land along the Greenpoint waterfront at Quay Street will eventually be transformed into a public greenspace and boardwalk with historical markers/information on the Monitor.

Approximately $600,000 in grant funding was awarded for the development of the museum by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and an additional $200,000 was put forth by a private investor in 2015.

Saturday’s open house also features a Bushwick Inlet oyster monitoring session from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. hosted by the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park with the North Brooklyn Boat Club, Billion Oyster Project, and New York Harbor School to check on the oyster restoration in Bushwick Inlet.


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