Events

Please join us for upcoming meetings and events about Newtown Creek:

Kingsland Wildflowers Roof Season Kick-Off
Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day)
1pm to 3pm
Location: Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Avenue (Greenpoint)
Please join us at the Kingsland Wildflowers Roof and Community Space in Greenpoint for a presentation by Joyann Cirigliano, president and Atlantic Flyway projects coordinator at Four Harbors Audubon Society. Learn about the importance of backyard gardens for birds, and the ways in which utilizing native plants in landscape design will attract these feathered friends. Refreshments will be provided.
The lecture will be followed by a tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers roof.

Street End Clean-Up: Meeker Avenue
Sunday, April 23rd
11am to 3pm
Location: Where Meeker Avenue dead ends at Newtown Creek (Greenpoint)
NCA is running a series of public workdays at each street-end site. We are looking for volunteers to help us accomplish some simple tasks and short-term goals like trash and debris removal, planting native flora and path making. Gloves, shovels, trash bags and all other needed materials will be provided. Click here for full details.

Water, Soil and Visioning for Newtown Creek
Tuesday, April 25th
7 to 9pm
Location: A/D/O, 29 Norman Avenue
Join NCA for an evening of presentations, discussion and visioning workshop. We will be distributing custom posters on bioremediation issues and techniques; presenting findings from our 2016 water quality testing and run a hands on workshop with our partners at Riverkeeper for future visions of Newtown Creek. The event is free and open to the public. More info here.

DEP Long Term Control Plan (LTCP): Alternatives Meeting
Wednesday, April 26
6pm to 8pm
Location: WWTP Visitor Center, 329 Greenpoint Avenue
NYC DEP has been evaluating potential CSO controls and the related water quality benefits and costs. This event will include a presentation and discussion on the various “alternatives” that have been evaluated. This is a very important opportunity for community members seeking improvements in water quality to have our voices hears. Get full info and RSVP here.

Street End Clean-Up: Meeker Avenue
Saturday, May 6th
11am to 3pm
Location: Where Meeker Avenue dead ends at Newtown Creek (Greenpoint)
NCA is running a series of public workdays at each street-end site. We are looking for volunteers to help us accomplish some simple tasks and short-term goals like trash and debris removal, planting native flora and path making. Gloves, shovels, trash bags and all other needed materials will be provided. Click here for full details.

Jane’s Walk
Sunday, May 7th
12:00 and 1:30pm
Join NCA’s project manager Will Elkins and NCA historian Mitch Waxman for a short walk past the birthplace of Mobil Oil; a visit to the new Broadway Stages Green Roof with its panoramic views of the Newtown Creek, the DEP’s Newtown Creek Waste Waster Treatment Plant, and the NYC skyline; and the North Henry Street project to discuss the restoration and revitalization of the Newtown Creek.
Get full info here.

Field Day Friday!
Friday, May 19th
4 to 7pm
Location: Kingsland Wildflowers
Join NCA for a hands-on volunteer day helping maintain the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof.

Evergreen Annual Awards Honoring NCA
Wednesday, May 24th
5 to 8pm
Location: Brooklyn Winery
213 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211
The Annual Evergreen Celebration is a chance for local business owners to reconnect with old colleagues and friends, and meet new industrial businesses that are opening up shop in the neighborhood. It is also a chance to recognize leaders in the community who have made a difference for North Brooklyn Businesses. This year NCA is being honored with the Community Partner Award. Come celebrate with us! Get your ticket and more info on the event here.

 


Past 2016 Events:

NEWTOWN CREEK-A-THON
Sunday, April 9th
9:30am to 5:30pm
The full monty of Newtown Creek walking tours, a grueling walk covering the entire Newtown Creek in a single day. Covering some 14 miles, the tour will cover both boroughs and every neighborhood that borders the Creek and its tributaries. Get full details and reserve a spot here.

Newtown Creek Superfund CAG
Wednesday, April 5th
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: TBA
Join the Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) as we hear from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on latest updates on the Superfund investigation and remediation of Newtown Creek.
More info at CAG website.

Street End Clean-Up: Apollo Street
Sunday, April 2nd
11am to 3pm
Location: Where Apollo Street dead ends at Newtown Creek (Greenpoint)
NCA is running a series of public workdays at each street-end site. We are looking for volunteers to help us accomplish some simple tasks and short-term goals like trash and debris removal, planting native flora and path making. Gloves, shovels, trash bags and all other needed materials will be provided. Click here for full details.

Reclaiming Our Estuary: The Newtown Creek Experience
Thursday, March 9th, 4-9 PM
LaGuardia Community College
Little Theater in Shenker Hall
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY
Join NCA and our partners at LaGuardia Community College for a special event about the ecology and restoration projects and possibilities in Newtown Creek. The event is open to all; see schedule here.

Waterfront Defenders Party
Tuesday March 7th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Diamond Bar, 43 Franklin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Diamond Bar is hosting an evening to feature local waterway stewardship organizations. All proceeds from beverage sales between 7-10pm will be donated and split evenly between the Billion Oyster Project, the Newtown Creek Alliance, and Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park. Meet the guest bartenders from these great organizations.  Learn about what they do and how you can get your hands dirty! More info here.

Long Term Control Plan Meeting
Tuesday Feb 21st
6:30 pm
Newtown Creek WWTP Visitor Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Join the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection in discussion of ways to address the impacts of Combined Sewer Overflow and improve water quality in Newtown Creek. The meeting is open to all, get more info and RSVP here.

Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG)
Wednesday Feb 1st
6:30 to 8:30 pm
McCarren Park Community Room
776 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The CAG will be joined by representatives of the US EPA to discuss updates with the cleanup of Newtown Creek, including the Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment reports. The event is open to all.