Greenpoint Open Studios Weekend
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Greenpoint Open Studios Weekend

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Greenpoint Open Studios Weekend at Kingsland Wildflowers - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Saturday, June 8th
12 PM - 4 PM,
 Open Green Roofs during Greenpoint Open Studios weekend 
6:30 PM, ROOFTOP CONCERT with Ernesto Villalobos and Katy Gunn in collaboration w with NOoSPHERE Arts

Sunday, June 9th
12 PM - 4 PM,
 Open Green Roofs during GOS weekend 

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Field Day Friday: Rooftop Explorations with Leslie Adatto & Marni Majorelle
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Field Day Friday: Rooftop Explorations with Leslie Adatto & Marni Majorelle

Calling all green roof lovers! Join us during National Pollinator Week, during our regular Field Day Friday, and take a Q&A tour of the green roof with landscape designer, Marni Majorelle, followed by a talk with author Leslie Adatto as she discusses her new book,111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss, featuring our very own Kingsland Wildflowers! Leslie is also the co-founder of the The New York Roof Deck and Roof Gardening Meetup Group who will be joining us for the evening's event. 

RSVP HERE.

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Semillas Collective Performance with NOoSPHERE Arts
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Semillas Collective Performance with NOoSPHERE Arts

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Rooftop dance performance in collaboration with NOoSPHERE Arts
by Semillas Collective, followed by a screening of Papalotl-Muyus at
Last Frontier:

 Semillas Collective, a self-described activist dance troupe dedicated to Indigenous American traditions, will give a live performance and will screen collective member Daisy Bugarin’s recently completed short film, Papalotl-Muyus (“Butterfly-Seeds”).

In the live performance, the dancers, some of whom double as musicians, will play traditional instruments, performing pieces that speak to our connection to the land and how we can help heal Mother Earth.  The children in the troupe wear butterfly wings that echo the rich insect life of the green roof and the environmental message of concern and stewardship.  The dancers will be stunningly cloaked in bright red robes fanning out across the roof, accompanied by music that forges an emotional connection to the message.  

Papalotl-Muyus (Butterfly-Seeds) is a dance film by Daisy Bugarin highlighting the high cost of humanitarian crises on the lives of indigenous women, children, and the environment. The film features children of immigrant families living in NYC to a sound score composed of Mexican and Andino indigenous rhythms.

This performance is the culminating event in Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages’ celebration of National Pollinator Week.

Free and open to the public.

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Newtown Creek Bike Tour 
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Newtown Creek Bike Tour 

Join Newtown Creek Alliance for a guided tour to see and discuss ecological and industrial activity near and along the Newtown Creek shoreline. Once a vast title wetland, the Creek quickly became one of the busiest waterways in the country, leaving a significant legacy of environmental destruction and contamination, leading to the ultimate designation as a federal superfund. However, improvements are underway and the past 2 decades have seen improvements to water quality and with it a returning ecology where fish, crabs, and a plethora of shorebirds now exist amongst the challenging conditions. The tour will begin at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park and end at the green roof. RSVP here.

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Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screening

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Join us during Endangered Species Day for a special screening of this documentary film by Sidney Beaumont that explores the national and worldwide effects of climate change narrated by Emmy Award-Winning Actress Rachel Brosnahan. Produced by Radical Media group and presented by National Geographic in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. A panel discussion with Co-Producer Lindsay Firestone and Eric W. Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, will follow the screening. RSVP here.

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Field Day Friday - May
May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Field Day Friday - May

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Tour the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and learn about Newtown Creek Alliance’s work to restore, reveal, and revitalize Newtown Creek. Field Day Fridays provide an opportunity to participate in community discussion and workshops focused on conservation, stewardship, and ecology.

No registration required. Free.

Learn more and register at www.newtowncreekalliance.org.

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Oil Spills 101 with Randy Austin
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Oil Spills 101 with Randy Austin

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Taught by Randy Austin, Chief, Spill Response Program New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 2, Division of Environmental Remediation. This course covers: The basics of petroleum and how it impacts waterways; How to detect and interpret sheens, discolorations, fish kills, and other surface water quality events; What agencies respond to such events and what they can do; How to report spill events and get results; Techniques used in cleaning up oil spills; Examples of spill events and how they are dealt with in NYC. 

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Jane's Walk: Deep Dive at Newtown Creek
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Jane's Walk: Deep Dive at Newtown Creek

In conjunction with Jane's Walk NYC, join NCA Historian Mitch Waxman and Executive Director Willis Elkins for an in-depth tour through Greenpoint Brooklyn to witness and discuss a number of key environmental issues from the largest underground oil spill, the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek, and the City's largest sewage treatment plant.

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Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide with Atlas Obscura
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide with Atlas Obscura

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Every borough has its secrets, and Brooklyn boasts some of the most unusual. Learn about these unique locations from Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet of Untapped Cities, amongst one of the most surprising spots of them all - a ecological rooftop green oasis in an oil spill zone!

To celebrate the second edition of the book, Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide by Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet, releasing in May 2019, we'll gather in the shadows of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to learn more about the borough's mysterious locals and legendary spaces to shed light on these hidden histories. New locations in the second edition include a hidden tennis club, a house full of superheroes, remnants of a lost hotel and train station, and Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages itself!

A tour of the green roofs will precede lecture. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP here.

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In the Shadows at Newtown Creek with Mitch Waxman
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

In the Shadows at Newtown Creek with Mitch Waxman

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NCA Historian Mitch Waxman has been pointing cameras at Newtown Creek for more than a decade, and recently he's been doing so at night. For the last year, Mitch has been wandering around the Creek in the middle of the night and has recently published a book of his night photos - In the Shadows at Newtown Creek.

Join us for a slideshow, talk, and book signing and see what the incredible landscape of Newtown Creek looks like when the sun goes down.  Please RSVP here.

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Field Day Friday - April
Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Field Day Friday - April

Tour the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof and learn about Newtown Creek Alliance’s work to restore, reveal, and revitalize Newtown Creek. Field Day Fridays provide an opportunity to participate in community discussion and workshops focused on conservation, stewardship, and ecology.

No registration required. Free.

Learn more and register at www.newtowncreekalliance.org.

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North Brooklyn Bird Walks: Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to First Calvary Cemetery
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

North Brooklyn Bird Walks: Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to First Calvary Cemetery

  • 405 Greenpoint Ave NY, 11222 United States (map)
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Join Brooklyn birder and author Heather Wolf in Greenpoint, Brooklyn as we bird Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to First Calvary Cemetery! Heather will share her tips for birding in Brooklyn and beyond.   RSVP here

***Meet at Greenpoint Avenue Bridge on NE corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Kingsland Avenue***

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Community Science on the Banks of Newtown Creek
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Community Science on the Banks of Newtown Creek

Join Newtown Creek Alliance and a number of our academic and community partners for an afternoon symposium featuring presentations on various Newtown Creek based research and monitoring projects. As large-scale cleanup efforts progress on Newtown Creek, a diverse ecology of plants, insects, birds and marine wildlife are slowly returning to this once vibrant waterway. The afternoon will include a series of presentations, with Q&A and discussions amongst speakers and attendees.

Food and drinks provided for attendees. Please RSVP here.

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Saving The Dark Film Screening
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Saving The Dark Film Screening

  • 520 Kingsland Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)
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Join us during National Wildlife Week for a special screening of this non-profit documentary film by Sriram Murali that explores the significance of the night skies for humans and wildlife. A dark- sky advocate, Sriram produced the film to raise awareness of light pollution’s costly impact on astronomy, human health, and wildlife, show the work of nonprofits like NYC Audubon that are fighting to preserve dark night skies, and explain what individuals can do to fight light pollution. Reserve you seat here.

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