Here Goes Something

  • A volunteer puts the final touches on the mural.
  • Participants learn about the history of the Navy Yard.
  • Back in the studio, the elementary school students make sketches and begin to build ideas for the final mural design.
  • Youth are given the technical skills to transfer the approved mural design to the wall.
  • It's so much fun!
  • A beautiful close up of the final mural and namesake "Here Goes Something" text.

Project Description

"Here Goes Something” celebrates the rich and vibrant history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The mural was created by 19 fourth and fifth grade students from PS 307. At the start of the mural design process, the group received a tour of the Navy Yard from its education staff and participated in in-depth discussions about its history. The mural tells the story of the Navy Yard from right to left. It begins with the indigenous Lenape people who inhabited the land before the Yard existed; it then travels through the industrial revolution and ends with a broadcast tower. Interspersed throughout the mural are hints to the different types of ships that have docked there over the years. Many of the youth live across the street from the Navy Yard but had never been inside this modern industrial park, and they were excited to paint a wall that they and their community would see everyday.

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Fun Facts

Suggested Activity
Make a drawing based on the history of your neighborhood.
Fun Fact
Brooklyn was originally inhabited by a group of American Indians who called themselves the Lenape, which means "the People." They planted corn and tobacco and fished in the rivers.
Fun Fact
The mural begins with the text, “Here Goes Something,” inspired by the quote from Eugenia Farrar who, in the early 1900’s, famously prefaced the first-ever wireless broadcast by stating “Here goes something into nothing.”