Events

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

Street End Clean-Up: Apollo Street
Saturday, April 1st
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 


Past 2016 Events:

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.