Newtown Creek Alliance



Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance on April 12th for a hands-on workshop as part of our North Henry Street Planning Project. The afternoon will include aerial mapping, background lectures on the ecology and conditions of the site and a workshop to envision future scenarios of public access and shoreline restoration. A key component of our planning process is input from local residents, so we want you to come and share your ideas! The events will occur outdoors on site.

North Henry Street at Kingsland Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
See map here.

11am: Aerial Mapping of the site (with helium ballon and digital camera).
12pm: Introduction to the Site by NCA Program Manager Willis Elkins
Ecological Issues and Shoreline Restoration by LaGuardia Professor Dr. Sarah Durand
12:30 pm: Manual for Public Space Workshop, led by artist Matej Vakula
3pm: Workshop wrap-up.

Rain date TBD.

The North Henry Street Planning Project is funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.


We are proud to announce that on April 18th, NCA Historian Mitch Waxman will be leading a 100% free tour. The tour will start in Long Island City and end in Greenpoint, and visit a number of public access points along the Newtown Creek. Learn about the rich history and ongoing activity along this infamous waterway. The walk will be about 2 hours in length, and will cross the Pulaski Bridge via its stairways.

Meetup at 47th Road and Center Blvd (see map here), nearby the East River Ferry stop, in LIC at 10:30 a.m. Be prepared for rough terrain and possible heavy truck traffic. Dress and pack appropriately for hiking and weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.

The tour is being offered for free, but participants must reserve a ticket. Space is limited, get your ticket now!

NCA program manager Willis Elkins will be presenting at the Ridgewood Democratic Club for a special Earth Day event to discuss the many policies and various issues being worked on and advocated for by the Newtown Creek Alliance. Friends and neighbors welcome; refreshments will be served.

More info about the event here.

Thursday, April 16th 7pm
Ridgewood Democratic Club
60-70 Putnam Ave (Off Fresh Pond Road)
Ridgewood, NY 11385
See map here.


Newtown Creek Alliance will presenting our Weather in the Watershed programming at the Greenpoint Public Library (107 Norman Avenue, BK NY 11222) on Saturday March 14th as part of a larger tree giveaway event. The schedule is below, see you there!

11:30am to 12:30
Pick-up time for free trees from the MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway. To be registered to receive free trees, be sure to sign up ahead of time at

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Family fun and educational activities, including:<
- “Sewer in a Suitcase” demonstration by the Newtown Creek Alliance, showing kids and adults the hidden workings of Greenpoint’s water infrastructure by following the journey water takes beyond the drain.

- Kids craft activities, including make-your-own field guide to identifying NYC trees and family tree craft making

- Information from local green organizations and community groups



This event is made possible by the New York Restoration Project, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Friends of the Greenpoint Library.

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