BROOKLYN REVEALED: KINGSLAND WILDFLOWERS ROOFTOP
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

BROOKLYN REVEALED: KINGSLAND WILDFLOWERS ROOFTOP

Brooklyn Revealed: Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop

by North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce  

DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 21, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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LOCATION

520 Kingsland Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222 

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DESCRIPTION

We would like to invite you to a very special Brooklyn Revealed event ‪on June 21st, Wednesday.

Our Brooklyn Revealed series opens the doors to new, unique, undiscovered, and/or historic locations and offers a small group of attendees the opportunity to "see behind the curtain." For the third Brooklyn Revealed event, The Chamber will take members to the Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop in Greenpoint.

Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop concept was envisioned early in 2015 when Marni Majorelle, owner and founder of Alive Structures green roofing company, saw an opportunity to create habitat for plant and wildlife alongside a community space encouraging conversation and education around New York City conservation efforts. The dream was to utilize existing warehouse infrastructure in Greenpoint to cultivate native grasses and wildflowers to support birds and insects in the neighborhood. With the help of wildlife experts at NYC Audubon Society and property owner, Broadway Stages, a proposal was submitted to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) to transform the 520 Kingsland Avenue warehouse rooftop into such a green space.

SAVE THE DATE!   SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

SAVE THE DATE!   SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD

  • Kingsland Wildflowers

1-4PM   COMMUNITY VISIONING WITH RIVERKEEPER & NEWTOWN CREEK ALLIANCE

Join Riverkeeper and NCA in creating a cohesive community vision for Newtown Creek. With a superfund cleanup and long term plan to control sewage overflows on the horizon, now is an opportune time to engage stakeholders in imagining and designing a future Newtown Creek that provides greater opportunities for restoration, remediation, recreation, and resilience.  

5-7PM   AN ORAL HISTORY OF NEWTOWN CREEK & GREEN ROOF TOUR WITH MITCH WAXMAN

Join Newtown Creek Alliance historian, Mitch Waxman, for a special presentation exploring one of the key epicenters of the Industrial Revolution: Newtown Creek.  A photographer and blogger, Mitch has been documenting the area’s rich history and the environmental issues that plague the largely unknown 3.8-mile-long waterway, found at the center of New York City and recently placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Superfund site list.  The presentation will photographically carry viewers from Newtown Creek's junction with the East River all the way back to the heart of darkness found at its end in East Williamsburg.  A tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof will follow the presentation, offering views of this historical site.

***Full day is free and open to the public.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

 

Green Roof Tour & Lecture on Newtown Creek Ecology by Dr. Eric Sanderson
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Green Roof Tour & Lecture on Newtown Creek Ecology by Dr. Eric Sanderson

  • Kingsland Wildflowers

Green Roof Tour at Kingsland Wildflowers followed by a lecture on the Historical Ecology and Future Sustainability of Newtown Creek by Dr. Eric W. Sanderson

Hosted by NYC Soil & Water Conservation District

Dr. Eric W. Sanderson, director of the Mannahatta and Welikia Projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, will discuss the latest findings on the historical geography and ecology of the Newtown Creek watershed, between Brooklyn and Queens. He will describe how he and his colleagues are reconstructing the pre-development ecology, c. 1609, and how that work informs efforts to envision future sustainability via New York City Nature Goals 2050, a collaborative project with the Natural Areas Conservancy, and a new, on-line ecological democracy platform, visionmaker.nyc

Refreshments will be served. 

Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist in the Global Conservation Programs of the Wildlife Conservation Society and adjunct faculty at NYU and Columbia University.

EARTH DAY AND 2017 SEASON KICK-OFF!
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

EARTH DAY AND 2017 SEASON KICK-OFF!

  • Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof

MY YARD IS “FOR THE BIRDS”: THE THINGS BIRDS LOOK FOR IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN YARDS, AND WHY THEY NEED TO BE THERE

by Joyann Cirigliano

Please join us at the Kingsland Wildflowers Roof and Community Space in Greenpoint for a presentation by Joyann Cirigliano, president and Atlantic Flyway projects coordinator at Four Harbors Audubon Society. Learn about the importance of backyard gardens for birds, and the ways in which utilizing native plants in landscape design will attract these feathered friends.

Refreshments will be provided.

The lecture will be followed by a tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers roof.