Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations. The vision, conceived through partnerships with local businesses, community voices and wildlife experts, will provide Greenpoint with living and growing infrastructure to support native New York City wildlife and educational programming focused on sustainable conservation practices and wildlife protection.
Field Day FridayS With NCA
This FridaY! September 22 \\ 4-7pm
Join us for Field Day Fridays hosted with our community partners of Newtown Creek Alliance every third Friday of the month through September. This is a hands-on volunteer day for community members and visitors alike to tour the green roof and dig in the dirt!
Saturday, September 23 \\ 12-4pm
The Kingsland Wildflowers Festival is a chance for our partners, local environmental organizations, community activists, friends and families to come together for a day to explore the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and community engagement space, while learning about and becoming engaged in environmental projects happening throughout North Brooklyn.
Fall Artist LEcture Series
Kingsland Wildflowers presents a monthly artist lecture series featuring local Greenpoint artists who have created environmentally focused bodies of work. Each month various artists will speak at Kingsland Wildflowers about their process, inspiration, and ideas behind their unique art installations.
Created in collaboration with the residents of Greenpoint, Martynka Wawrzyniak's latest community-engaged public art project, Ziemia, will take the form of a ceramic orb created out of Greenpoint clay and soil contributed by residents from personally significant locations representative of their identities. The sculpture will sit atop a native meadow garden in McGolrick Park. The project will commemorate the neighborhood's many cultures and become a locus for community programming.
Greenpoint's own historian, Geoff Cobb, will lead us in a walking tour from Kingland Wildflowers green roof to the Ziemia site at McGolrick Park.
Annie Novak, co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, will display her beautiful illustrations featuring birds native to New York City and speak about her newfound love of birding and conservation work, as well as her latest book project.
Projects & Progress
Learn about the construction process and the project timeline.
Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers is provided to NYC Audubon by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.