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April 2015
10 adults, children free

Brooklyn Cherry Blossoms

April 1 - April 30
Brooklyn Botanical Garden,
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Visit the The Brook­lyn Botan­i­cal Gar­den to walk through the cherry blos­som trees, among the rest of the gar­den col­lec­tions. Adults $10, students/seniors $5, chil­dren under 12 and mem­bers are free. *Check the web­site for updates on when the flow­ers will be in bloom.* Photo cour­tesy of: www​.whrtny​.com

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MoMA’s Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

April 1 @ 10:30 am - May 10 @ 5:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art,
11 W 53rd St., New York, NY 10019 United States
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In 2030, the world’s pop­u­la­tion will be a stag­ger­ing eight bil­lion peo­ple. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With lim­ited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the great­est chal­lenges faced by soci­eties across the globe.

To engage this inter­na­tional debate, Uneven Growth brings together six inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teams of researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers to exam­ine new archi­tec­tural pos­si­bil­i­ties for six global metropolises.

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Mapping Brooklyn Exhibit

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Map­ping Brook­lyn jux­ta­poses the work of con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing with his­toric maps, with exam­ples of maps them­selves, sug­gest­ing the myr­iad ways that maps can rep­re­sent, on the one hand, such prac­ti­cal mat­ters as way find­ing, prop­erty own­er­ship, pop­u­la­tion shifts, and war strat­egy, and on other, the ter­rain of the metaphor­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and personal.

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The New New York Activists: Urban Green Innovators

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York,
1220 Fifth Avenue 10029, New York, NY 10029 United States
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To mark the 45th anniver­sary of Earth Day, the Museum of the City of New York will dis­cuss how cit­i­zens, entre­pre­neurs, and pol­icy mak­ers are mak­ing an impact on our city’s envi­ron­ment, today and for the future.

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Mugwort: Stewarding Plant Invasives

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Threes Brewing,
333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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This spring sea­son the Gowanus Canal Con­ser­vancy is host­ing a 4-part series exam­in­ing the theme “Liv­ing Things in an Urban Ecosys­tem”, where invited pan­elists bring their per­spec­tives on the liv­ing infra­struc­ture of New York City, pro­vok­ing ques­tions about our human and envi­ron­men­tal rela­tion­ships within an urban environment.

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April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Poe Park Visitor Center,
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx,
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Have fun turn­ing dis­carded mate­ri­als into usable works of art in this free, family-friendly event.

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Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Innovative Strategies for Sustainability Management

April 29 @ 6:10 pm - 7:00 pm

The Earth Insti­tute and the School of Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion MSSM Practicum present a lec­ture sum­ma­riz­ing the major themes that have emerged through­out the Earth Insti­tute Practicum lec­ture series. It will con­sider the future of sus­tain­abil­ity man­age­ment prac­tice with a focus on the impor­tance of lead­er­ship in inte­grat­ing sus­tain­abil­ity in organizations.

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The Final Mile: How Great Cities Are Fed

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
<span class="caps">SVA</span> Visual Arts Theater,
333 W 23rd St, New York City,
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Open House New York invites you to a very spe­cial lec­ture with Karen Karp, pres­i­dent of Karp Resources, to kick offThe Final Mile: Food Sys­tems of New York, a new year-long series of tours and talks explor­ing the archi­tec­ture of New York City’s multi-layered food system.

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Birding Tours of Bryant Park

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bryant Park,
42nd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, Select a Country:
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Come dis­cover the birds of Bryant Park and learn more about birding!

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May 2015

Nature Walk and Bird Watching at Ridgewood Reservoir

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Upper Highland Park,
Jackie Robinson Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11208 United States
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Catch the war­bler wave and wel­come them back at this spring bird watch­ing work­shop led by Peter Dorosh of the Brook­lyn Bird Club.

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