“Ridgewood Reservoir for the 21st Century,” a new exhibit by NYC H2O, has opened along with Queens Museum’s reopening on September 16.
The exhibit tells the story of how the reservoir, built in 1858 to hold the fresh water supply for the once-independent city of Brooklyn, now serves a different purpose.
The exhibit traces the reservoir’s 160-year history from construction to present.
The Ridgewood Reservoir today is a 50+ acre green oasis bordering Brooklyn and Queens. It’s a part of Highland Park, and is an ecologically diverse greenspace with a freshwater pond.
Although the exhibit was originally scheduled to run virtually from August 5th to August 16th, Queens Museum has now extended the exhibit for reopening.
Please check it out when you have the chance!