Want to help Greenpoint live up to its name? Join us to help take care of the Paidge Avenue Pollinator Pathway. These native plants provide an attractive habitat for the local ecosystems. Come out to celebrate, support, and learn about urban ecology.
City of Water Day brings together communities throughout the NY/NJ Metro Region to raise awareness about the risk we all face from floods and rising seas, and champion climate resilient shorelines and waterfront communities.
Join Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA), the North Brooklyn Community Boathouse (NBCB), and visual and performing artist Marie Lorenz for a Creekside cleanup and exploration by boat of the forgotten reaches of our local superfund site: Newtown Creek!
From 11am – 2pm NCA will host a cleanup at a public access site and street-end along the Dutch Kills tributary of the Creek. Our goal is to improve environmental conditions at these sites, while also making them safer and more inviting as green public areas along the shore. NCA will provide gloves, tools, safety vests, and guidance on how to help care for the new urban meadows. We ask participants to bring a refillable bottle, sun block, and wear close-toed shoes.
Light snacks and water will be provided.
At the same time as the cleanup, NBCB will be supervising the public paddle event where attendees will launch canoes and follow NBCB volunteer guides to experience artwork by found-materials sculptor, photographer, and performance artist Marie Lorenz on the water, out of sight from the shore.
Attendees will be able to join for a shoreline cleanup of the Borden Ave Street End (a city-owned shoreline NCA has stewarded since 2019); a guided canoe trip of Dutch Kills (utilizing one of NBCB’s 29 foot 12 person canoes, captained by a certified trip leader); and engage with Lorenz’s on-water art work. No paddling experience is required for participants and an on-land safety training will be held before boating begins. The Dutch Kills tributary offers a safe haven for boating given the inaccessibility for commercial vessels and large boats.
We’re partnering with Billion Oyster Project to pursue oyster restoration in Newtown Creek! Join us at this public meeting to get an overview of the project, learn about recent research, and potential future sites within the Creek to pursue oyster restoration. Following the presentation we will open up for a Q&A discussion. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Join us in Long Island City to clean up and beautify the strip of 47th Avenue between 27th and 29th streets. This location is part of the larger Dutch Kills Loop plan; a project seeking to create harmonious ecosystems, support cooperative and green industry, increase public land access, and bring people to the water in this industrial zone. Learn more about the plan and get involved here.
Join us for golden hour on the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof! Free and open to the public, please register in advance so we can monitor capacity. Follow signage downstairs to the 4th floor. Register here.
In partnership with the Clean Bushwick Initiative and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), we will learn about the value of green infrastructure and help maintain and improve the rain gardens surrounding this iconic, vibrant park.