PLAN DATE: THURS / SEPT. 12
Photoville is back, September 12-22! For the eighth year, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza will become an immersive photography village with more than 90 shipping containers transformed into galleries showcasing international artists. You can even join a free tour led by well-known industry folks for insiders’ perspectives on the exhibitions. Beyond the galleries, there are myriad photography workshops, panels, interactive activities, and you can also walk away with your own tintype portrait – the Polaroid of the 19th century. In the evening, head over to the Smorgasburg Beer Garden for more intimate discussions and photo exhibits that focus on important historical moments, personal stories and causes. There’s a presentation of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award honorees’ work over the past 30 years; a discussion with the Waterkeeper Warriors who fight against environmental injustice; and a viewing and discussion with Waad al-Kateab, a journalist and filmmaker who documented five years of her life during the conflict in Aleppo, Syria.
After a day on your feet, refuel at Noodle Pudding, a super inviting Italian restaurant that just looks like it’s going to have amazing sauce, and does not disappoint. The smallish space with exposed brick, iron wrought windows and small bar harken to a Sunday dinner at home, with the tables quickly filling up during prime dinner time. Sourcing local seafood, and from farms in New Jersey, the dishes are always fresh, especially the homemade pastas and the “kitchen sink salad,” which is made on the whim based on whatever vegetables the chef gets from the market that day. Though there’s no website, there is a large menu to peruse once there, with tons of daily specials and delicious desserts.
Immersive photo exhibits and experiences, and home-style Italian cooking
Inspiring and laid back
17 Water Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Photoville is dog friendly and free! Food and beverages will be available for sale from a variety of food vendors. For freelance photographers, there will also be a freelance safety clinic offered by Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) and the Rory Peck Trust.
38 Henry Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Noodle Pudding is cash only and doesn’t accept reservations for parties less than 6, so get there early (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) or expect a bit of a wait. There’s also no sign over the door, so double check the address!