Making the Most

Making the Most

Making the Most

While we are staying in as much as possible, washing our hands more diligently than ever, and doing our part to flatten the curve of COVID 19, we noticed some really nice things popping up in our news feed.   We noticed that many of our neighbors are making the most of this time at home by making things.   The things they are making run the gamut from masks to artwork.  Capturing the stories of people making a difference and making the most of this time seems like a great way to dedicate our efforts.  This is how the Seaport’s upcoming online exhibit: Making the Most, was launched.  We are actively gathering photos of items to showcase and their stories to share.   We will continue to chronicle local efforts on our FaceBook page.  And when the time is right, this new on site exhibit will take shape in the Jersey Shore Folklife Center located here at the Seaport.

Please share what you or your kids are creating during this time at home!  You can send a photo now and we hope you will save the item for us at home for the future.  We would also welcome short videos of how you are spending this time.

Photos, videos, and stories can be sent to brookes@tuckertonseaport.org.

Check out how some members of our community are Making the Most below.

Thanks to the busy hands of the Seaport Stitchers and Pine Shores Art Association, over 700 masks have been sewn, packaged, and delivered to SOCH in Manahawkin and Toms River Community Hospital. They are committed to continuing this support as long as it is needed.
This is Brooke’s niece Jackie.  She has handmade 331 cloth face masks. Some were made of material, some from flannel shirts, and some from up-cycled Seaport t-shirts. She gave each out to front line workers in grocery stores, pizza places, and other local retail spots where regular people are doing the extraordinary daily.
Seaport volunteer and artist @paulhartelius paints scenes viewable from his window mixed in with some imagination each day.