Waterways Thrills Hundreds with History, Art

Dancers cavort as if swimming in the Neptune Beach pool that once lay beneath their feet as musicians perform and narrators tell the amusement park’s story as part of last weekend’s Island City Waterways. Over the two days, some 40 artists retold the varied history of Alameda’s Crab Cove, including the era when it served as a training facility for Merchant Marine officers, through dance, music and poetry in eight performances. Audiences moved from location to location in the park, enjoying a unique performance in each spot. An overarching tale celebrated the Island’s diversity and pointedly brought attention to the need to better care for the planet’s oceans, the waterway that connects us all. For more photos from the event.