Nerd Nite NYC is taking its usual summer break but will have a one-off show on August 16, 2022 as part of the New York Waterways festival.

Regular monthly shows will resume in September 2022 at Littlefield in Park Slope/Gowanus Brooklyn. Happy summer!

Here’s the line-up for the NY waterways-themed August 16th Nite:

*Presentation #1
Fatberg Ahead! What are They and What’s the Big Deal?
by Kim Worsham

Description: You may have seen the recent NYC DEP ads on the subways talking all about fatbergs, but what are they? Are they the newest climate change concern destined to destroy modern civilization? Kim will walk you through a little bit about how our city’s sewer system works and what we’ve done to make fatbergs possible…and what we should do to make them go away.
Bio: Kimberly Worsham, MPA, MIWM, is a water & sanitation (WASH) specialist in the development industry. She’s consulted on projects in countries including India, NYC, Australia, Cambodia, and Singapore. She’s the founder of FLUSH LLC and is a manager at Safe Water Network. She received her MPA and B.Sc in business at NYU and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland (Australia) as an International WaterCentre Scholar.

*Presentation #2
Alligators in the Sewers: NYC’s Greatest True-ish Urban Legend
by Michael Miscione

Description: For generations, native New Yorkers, transplants, and tourists have heard the rumor that the New York City sewer system is filled with live alligators. Is this true, or merely an urban legend? Michael Miscione has done a deep dive into the historical record and will reveal his findings in this entertaining illustrated presentation.

Bio: Michael Miscione, a native New Yorker, served as the Manhattan Borough Historian from 2006 to 2019. In 2010 Mr. Miscione declared February 9th Alligator in the Sewer Day. He has commemorated the holiday with various festivities every year since.

*Presentation #3
You Won’t Believe This One Weird Trick to Survive in The Ocean
by Marie Gilot

Description: From sea cucumbers to sharks, if you live in the ocean and want to eat and avoid being eaten, it pays to be a little gross. A quick introduction to the wild ways of underwater weirdos.