Submitted by Admin on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 19:48

Members of the sleepy nautical community of City Island are beginning to come out of hibernation.

They attended two events held today. The grand opening of the City Island Nautical Museum and the annual celebrations of Women's Herstory Month.

Both events were held at 190 Fordham street. The City Island Community Center hosted the women's celebration, which was a popular destination and jammed packed with women of all ages. There were vendors, health care workshops, artistic and musical performances, including serious discussions.

These young women pictured above are members of HERstory Theater Assemble. Their performance brought a tear to the eyes of more than one spectator. However, it was City Island's Retumba that brought down the house with lively creole and salsa tunes, which they played for the assembled masses.

The City Island Nautical Museum was not as busy with locals and out of town visitors coming in and out to view their exhibition of City Island Yacht Clubs 3/13-through-7/13. Also to show off the new opened space, following a long overdue construction makeover, which unfortunately did not include badly needed air conditioning. This was and continues to be the wish of old timers who used to frequent enjoy this landmark museum.