Events

Join us for one evening this fall (October 1) for a kids nature tour of Hunter’s Point South Park led by Gabriel Willow, in partnership with the Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy. Gabriel a freelance environmental educator with a particular interest in birds, Human Ecology, and ecological plasticity & resilience in urban spaces.

This nature tour for kids will focus on migratory birds, as well as the salt marsh ecosystem that we have in Hunter’s Point South Park, the native plants and animals that are found in the park, and more.

This event is specifically tailored to kids ages 7-14.

Nature Tour of Hunter’s Point South Park (#2)

Date: 10/08/2021

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Register Here!

Take a nature tour of Hunter’s Point South Park led by Gabriel Willow, in partnership with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. Gabriel a freelance environmental educator with a particular interest in birds, Human Ecology, and ecological plasticity & resilience in urban spaces.

These events will focus on migratory birds, as well as the salt marsh ecosystem that we have in Hunter’s Point South Park, the native plants and animals that are found in the park, and more.

Past Events

Insectageddon: A Monarch’s Journey

Date: 09/25/2021

Time: 3 to 6pm

Location: Kingsland Wildflowers

NOoSPHERE ArtsCreateART, and Newtown Creek Alliance present A Monarch’s Journey: an Insectageddon satellite event in collaboration with The Highline

An immersive site-specific dance & music performance among the wildflowers of industrial Greenpoint inspired by the migration of Monarch butterflyies from their overwintering home in Mexico up to Canada and back again each year.

These site-specific performances, curated by NOoSPHERE Arts’ dance partner CreateART, will bring attention to the ancient evolution and epic migration of the imperiled monarch butterfly while highlighting the opportunities in urban areas to support these creatures through the restoration of critical habitat – even in highly industrial areas. Choreographers: Rebecca Margolick + Erick Montes Specially composed musical narrative: Katy Gunn

2 Sessions on Saturday, September 25th: 3 PM-4 PM (KW Rooftop to Paige Ave) & 5 PM-6 PM (Paige Ave to KW Rooftop)

Insectageddon – Pollinator Planting in LIC

Date: 09/25/2021

Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 48th Ave Median

Join NCA and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy for a planting project at our pollinator meadow at the medians on 48th Ave. Participants will help plant native plants to add to our existing meadow, and learn about the importance of these ecosystems and the insects that inhabit them.

This event is part of “Insectaggedon” – a two-day world-wide collective celebration of insects and pollinators – led by The High Line and artist Cecilia Vicuña. Culminating the High Line’s month-long horticulture celebration, Celebrating Insects on the High Line, Insectageddon seeks to both reflect on and raise awareness for our interconnectedness with the insect world.

Can I Recycle This?

Date: 09/24/2021

Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm

Location: Kingsland Wildflowers

An Evening to Talk About Recycling w/ author Jennie Romer & illustrator Christie Young

“If you’ve ever been perplexed by the byzantine rules of recycling, you’re not alone. And if you wonder how the system even works — and how you can make it better — you’ll want to read Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics. The book provides an extensive look at what you can and cannot chuck into your blue bin.” —The Washington Post

Light refreshments and drinks provided. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Event partners: Hunters Point Environmental Education Center at Queens Public Library and WORD Bookstore, your friendly local independent bookstore, proudly serving the communities of Greenpoint and Jersey City since 2007. Event sponsored by Waste Management.

Take a nature tour of Hunter’s Point South Park led by Gabriel Willow, in partnership with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. Gabriel a freelance environmental educator with a particular interest in birds, Human Ecology, and ecological plasticity & resilience in urban spaces.

These events will focus on migratory birds, as well as the salt marsh ecosystem that we have in Hunter’s Point South Park, the native plants and animals that are found in the park, and more.