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Lemon Creek: Guided Walk with Nathan Kensinger

Friday, September 22, 2023, 10:00 am1:00 pm


Friday, September 22, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Free / Donations welcome


Space is Limited. Registration required.

Presented in partnership with NYC H2O

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Trace out the history of Staten Island’s forgotten streams and waterfront towns with artist and journalist Nathan Kensinger. This walk will share his work exploring the Lemon Creek watershed as it flows out to Prince’s Bay, which is featured in the exhibition Vulnerable Landscapes.

Lemon Creek is one of the longest aboveground waterways in New York City, and its route cuts deeply into the history of Staten Island. This walk will explore the lower section of the creek, where it flows through a protected salt marsh habitat and Bluebelt stormwater system, while flowing past remnants of the island’s historic oyster industry.

This walk is one way, and approximately 2.5 miles, and will begin at Seguine Ave. and Florence Pl., Staten Island, NY 10309.

Photograph of Nathan Kensiger. Shoulder length brown hair and a goatee wearing a grey sweatshirt holding a camera.


Nathan Kensinger was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2003, Kensinger has created a series of photo essays, documentary films, video installations and public arts projects about New York City’s changing waterfront. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Staten Island Museum, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and in numerous galleries. His films have screened at museums and film festivals worldwide, including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Danish Film Institute, DOC NYC, Slamdance, and Rooftop Films. His work has been featured by The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, Wired, and Nature Climate Change. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Library and the Museum of the City of New York.

A landscape of a creek with green banks and trees in the background

Nathan Kensinger, Lemon Creek at Hylan Boulevard, 2018