Head to the beach at St. John’s gallery

Explore how the city and its waterfront have evolved over the centuries at the “Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront” exhibit at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica Estates, beginning Sept. 3.

Detroit Photographic Co., Boardwalk, Rockaway, N.Y., Courtesy of the Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Detroit Photographic Co., Boardwalk, Rockaway, N.Y., Courtesy of the Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Using historical and current photographs, maps, artifacts, prints, drawings and films, the exhibit focuses on remote, neglected and little known waterfront areas.

Some of the locations include College Point, Newtown Creek and The Rockaways in Queens.

Included in the exhibit will be works by contemporary artists linked to the city’s waterways including Mary Mattingly, Melinda Hunt, George Boorujy and Joel Meyerowitz among others.

The show runs from Sept. 3 to Nov. 9 in St. John’s Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery.

An artists’ reception will be held on Sept. 19.

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