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Past Events

Lost Bridges of Newtown Creek: Penny Bridge Cleanup

Date: 05/09/2023
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 1000 Meeker Ave

As part of our Lost Bridges of Newtown Creek Series, Newtown Creek Alliance is hosting a cleanup at the site of the former Penny Bridge. We have been leading cleanups to help transform this public waterfront site since 2017. Learn more about the history of the site here.

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. We are looking for volunteers to help us conduct some simple and routine maintenance tasks including trash and debris removal, managing overgrown areas, and path-maintenance. Registration and more info here.

Learn about industrial histories and ecological opportunities related to the Creek with us! Beginning at the Brooklyn side of the former Vernon Avenue Bridge (now Manhattan Ave Street End Park in Greenpoint), the walk will visit a number of key industrial operations and ongoing projects that are seeking to reintroduce invaluable habitat and reconnect the surrounding communities with this historic industrial waterway. We will stop by the Newtown Creek Nature Walk, the Kingsland Wildflowers Green roofs, and Dutch Kills Tributary en route to returning to the Queens side of the former Vernon Avenue Bridge. Register here.

12th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Date: 05/06/2023
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Plank Road, Maspeth

Come clean your River! Newtown Creek Alliance and Riverkeeper welcome you to take part in the 12th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, an annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries. This year our project will include cleanup, native vegetation planting, and invasive species removal. Register here.

Kingsland Wildflowers Open Hours

Date: 05/05/2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages

Join us for open hour evenings to learn about green roofs, local plants, and the Newtown Creek while enjoying the moments before sunset from the iconic rooftop. NCA staff will be on hand to lead guided tours, answer questions about the roofs, provide educational resources on the ecological benefits of green roofs, and talk about all of our Newtown Creek focused work. Register here.