Hurricane Sandy: One year later

Whether you’re feeling reflective or want to offer practical support, here are ways to commemorate the storm’s anniversary.



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  • Photograph: Catherine Nance

    "Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy”

  • Photograph: Anna Pycior

    "Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy”

  • Photograph: Courtesy of CARE for Sandy digital image restoration

    CARE for Sandy

  • Photograph: Courtesy of CARE for Sandy digital image restoration

    CARE for Sandy

  • Photograph: Jacob Blickenstaff

    La La Brooks

  • Photograph: Miguel Garcia

    "For & About: Art & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy"

  • Photograph: Brock Mills

    "For & About: Art & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy"

Photograph: Catherine Nance

"Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy”

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy hit New York shores, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Here are some ways to mark the anniversary, ranging from exhibits to volunteer opportunities.

CARE for Sandy

CARE for Sandy

Plenty of people are still in need of assistance, and those with Photoshop skills can do their bit through CARE for Sandy, a gratis service that restores hurricane-damaged family photos. Cherished Albums Restoration Effort was launched on November 10, 2012, by Lee Kelly, a Park Slope–based freelance creative director, and since then, volunteers from 30 different countries have repaired around 750 Sandy-ravaged snapshots. While expert Photoshoppers are in high demand, those with scant digital experience can purchase prints and frames on a family’s behalf or keep in contact with folks throughout the restoration process as official Family Chat Ambassadors. Scribes, photographers, illustrators and videographers are encouraged to contribute to the CARE blog, and social-media experts can aid with PR.

Norton Records Hurricane Sandy First-Anniversary Weekend Bash

  • Critics choice

When the storm surge burst through the wrought iron door of Norton Records’ Red Hook warehouse, master tapes of original studio recordings, artists’ files, a quarter of a million records and nearly 30 years of correspondence were destroyed. The label—which recovered with help from volunteers, fans and past and present employees—is throwing a weekend shindig to offer its gratitude and fete its triumph over the catastrophe. Stop by two Brooklyn venues for back-to-back nights of DJs and live music: Highlights include 1960s garage-rockers the Sonics, who play Warsaw on Friday, and R&B chanteuse La La Brooks of the Crystals, who graces Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. The Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave between Eckford and Leonard Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-387-0505, Nov 15 at 8pm; $35 • Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave at North 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-963-3369, Nov 16 at 8pm; $12 •

  1. Various venues
  2. Fri Nov 15 - Sat Nov 16

"Documenting Sandy"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The BHS began compiling images of Hurricane Sandy's impact two days after the storm made landfall in New York. This exhibit showcases those photographs, a mix of both professional and amateur efforts, which record the devastating aftermath in Brooklyn as well as the ongoing recovery.

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Sat May 17
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"For & About: Art & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy"

Curators Michele Jaslow and Spring Hofeldt present art and photography that captures and is inspired by the storm and the subsequent recovery.

  1. Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery 111 Front St, at Washington St
  2. Until Fri Feb 14
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"Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1"

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Raise a hearty middle finger to Sandy at this waterfront show, featuring work by artists who weathered the storm and others showing support for the recovery effort.

  1. Industry City 220 36th St, between Second and Third Aves
  2. Sun Dec 15
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