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Past Events

13th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep!

Date: 05/04/2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4801 58th Rd, Queens, NY 11378

Newtown Creek Alliance invites you to join us at Plank Road for the annual Riverkeeper Sweep! Plank Road is a unique street end site in Maspeth Queens that we have been working to restore for both wildlife and local workers/residents alike. We aim to engage folks with this rare public waterfront access area through hands-on projects that can help improve environmental conditions along the shore and in the Creek itself.

For more details and registration via eventbrite

Jane’s Walk: Public Access in Greenpoint

Date: 05/03/2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In conjunction with Jane’s Walk NYC, join the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) for a walking tour to witness and discuss a number of environmental issues relating to our local superfund site: Newtown Creek. The tour will bring us to key access sites and restoration projects along the waterway as we head upstream along the Greenpoint shoreline. We will begin at the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park in Greenpoint and culminate at the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof, where participants can join in NCA’s weekly Open Hours series to enjoy the sunset from the green roof meadows. In total, the walk is approx. 1.25 miles long. Register here.

Bike Tour: Creek Curiosities

Date: 04/28/2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our second bike tour this season will explore niche local histories of Newtown Creek, highlighting 20+ bricks, boulders, plaques, statues, and industrial relics throughout a twisted nine mile adventure.  Our tour will depart from Kingsland Wildflower and end at McGolrick Park. Full details and register here.

Bike Tour: Creek Crossings!

Date: 04/21/2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Newtown Creek Alliance on Sunday, April 21, for our “Creek Crossings” bike tour – an ambitious passage over every bike-crossable bridge over the Creek! On this route, we’ll cover around nine miles, traverse eight bridges, and highlight some other historic creek crossings along the way. Our tour will depart from Kingsland Wildflowers shortly after 11 AM, and end around 2 PM at Cooper Park. Register here!