NCA will be tabling at two events on the June 6th weekend. Come check us out at one, or both, of the below:
The English Kills Project at Bushwick Open Studios
When: June 6th and 7th 11am to 6pm
Where: 447 – 445 Johnson Avenue (empty lot)
About: The EKP is named after English Kills, a tributary of Newtown Creek, which is part of its federally designated Superfund site. English Kills is a public waterway, that has no public access. It is also the most polluted tributary of Newton Creek.The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT aims to introduce our fellow residents and visitors to English Kills on this empty parking lot at the base of of the creek. It would be the first time to safely see and experience the creek in our Bushwick neighborhood!
The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT asks “What Do You Want to See In English Kills?” In this series of events, workshops and performances the EKP demonstrates how artists, art making and citizens can socially engage our community to inform, practice and re-imagine how this distress, contaminated and slowly reviving creek can create a more healthy and abundant habitat for non-human animals, wildlife and humans. Click here for more info and directions.
When: June 6th, 12 to 4pm
Where: McCarren Park, Greenpoint
About: Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and attendance. This year’s event includes a school sustainability challenge, dance performances, educational and scientific displays concerning our environment, a Greencycle Swap, a costumed volunteer park clean up, and a speaker series focused on engageing our communities, Food, Greening Our Schools, and Open Spaces.