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.