The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products. Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more. View map for this event.Find out more »
Lightfoot Market is a pop-up event for sustainable businesses and conscientious shoppers. We created this market to showcase vendors and products with a strong commitment to sustainability. While that word gets thrown around a lot, to us “sustainability” refers to a company’s environmental, social and economic initiatives that not only create successful long-term business goals, but also contribute to the well-being of our planet and its communities.
You’ll find thoughtfully curated goods, food, speakers and more.Find out more »
Join us May 3–6, 2017 in building better, safer, and smarter cities of the 21st century during Smart Cities NYC ‘17. The first of its kind in North America, Smart Cities NYC ‘17: Powered by People highlights the growing movement for urban and civic innovation around the world. Hosted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard–a powerful example of the possibilities for reimagined urban space–Smart Cities NYC ‘17 creates an unprecedented opportunity for interaction, innovation, and imagination. This 4-day event gives industry…Find out more »
The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide an opportunity to identify and discuss the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and to devise collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. The discussion will be moderated…Find out more »
NBBC is excited to present a screening of Saving Jamaica Bay in our boatyard on the shores of Newtown Creek.
Come and watch what we call the movie about nature in NYC. Critics we didn’t ask rave, “It’s a masterpiece,” ‘It’s a celebration of communities fighting for their waterways,” and “Hey, was that a heron and a Boeing 747 in the same scene?”Find out more »
Straight from the Coney Island boardwalk, Lola Star’s Dreamland Disco brings a vintage vibe and stellar entertainment to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside every summer season. Each week a new theme will shape the roller rink dreamscape, with special performances and retro DJ sets. Skaters are encouraged to come in costume and strut their roller dancing skills for prizes. Please note that attendees must be 21 years or older.Find out more »
Going strong since 1994! This is a fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the park & its beautiful ponds & waterways: a nature lover’s dream. Totally safe. Bike guides front & rear. Meet at 10 p.m., Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park) on thefirst Friday of the month, every month. (There is also a Prospect Park Moonlight Ride.) The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually…Find out more »
Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House, complete with music, refreshments and mulled wine. Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library around the campfire an open dialogue about the treatment and inclusion of elders in contemporary society and how wisdom and knowledge is transmitted across generations. RSVP here!Find out more »
Join Prospect Park Alliance to search for some of the dazzling birds that visit the Park before flying to northern breeding grounds. The tour is led by the Brooklyn Bird Club and leaves promptly at 8 am.Find out more »
Join Prospect Park Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful. Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park’s hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older. Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May?…Find out more »