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. careforsandy.org.
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, warsawconcerts.com). Nov 15 at 8pm; $35 • Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave at North 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-963-3369, brooklynbowl.com). Nov 16 at 8pm; $12 • nortonrecords.com.
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.
Curators Michele Jaslow and Spring Hofeldt present art and photography that captures and is inspired by the storm and the subsequent recovery.
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.