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Feb­ru­ary 2017

Event Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep 

Feb­ru­ary 1April 20

The NYS Canal Cor­po­ra­tion and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annu­al Canal Clean Sweep. Last year’s event was a great suc­cess, but we want to make this year’s Clean Sweep even big­ger! Most of this year’s event will take place Fri­day-Sun­day, April 21–23, Earth Day week­end. Besides being a great way to cel­e­brate Earth Day, Clean Sweep will help kick-off the 193nd con­sec­u­tive nav­i­ga­tion sea­son on the New York State Canal Sys­tem. As soon as…

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Staten Island Garden Get Together 

Feb­ru­ary 25 @ 10:30 am2:00 pm
Snug Har­bor Cul­tur­al Cen­ter <span class=“amp”>&</span> Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 1000 Rich­mond Ter­race
Staten Island, NY 10301 Unit­ed States
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Green­Thumb invites you to a forum for Staten Island com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to learn more about start­ing, grow­ing, or join­ing a com­mu­ni­ty gar­den. Please RSVP here.

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Free — $35

Classic Movie SK8 Night 

Feb­ru­ary 26 @ 3:00 pm6:00 pm
Bryant Park,  42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Man­hat­tan, Select a Coun­try:
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Bryant Park rolls out its own “red car­pet” with pho­to ops and free give­aways the night of the Oscars. Plus lis­ten to clas­sic music from Hol­ly­wood movies as you skate. Admis­sion to The Rink is free, please vis­it here for skate rental pric­ing.

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The Food Almanac 2017: Are Good, Clean, and Fair Food & Farming Trumped? 

Feb­ru­ary 28 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm
Brook­lyn Win­ery, 213 North 8th Street
Brook­lyn, NY 11211 Unit­ed States
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Since 1818, farm­ers have relied on the Farm­ers’ Almanac for uncan­ni­ly accu­rate weath­er pre­dic­tions to inform their plant­i­ng, har­vest­ing, and day-to-day liv­ing. In 2017, Slow Food New York City will spon­sor the Sev­en­th Annu­al Food Almanac, a food and farm­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion inspired by the Farm­ers’ Almanac. The Food Almanac is a sin­gu­lar oppor­tu­ni­ty for food-active indi­vid­u­als to con­sid­er food and farm­ing pol­i­cy issues in the New Year. At first glance, food and farm­ing seem to be an after­thought in the…

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March 2017

10th Annual Panorama Challenge 

March 4 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Queens Muse­um, Flush­ing Mead­ows Coro­na Park
Queens, NY 11368 Unit­ed States
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Doors open at 5pm, the game starts at 6. Gen­er­al Admis­sion: $15 online, $20 at the door The City Reli­quary and Queens Muse­um Members/Adopt A Build­ing pur­chasers: $12 online, $15 at the door The Panora­ma Chal­lenge quizzes par­tic­i­pants about our city while laser­-wielding judges point out clues on the Panora­ma. The evening’s MC Matt Apter will read aloud the ques­tions, and teams of 10 (or so) will use those clues and musi­cal hints to deter­mine the cor­rect answer. Teams may…

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Women in Energy Spotlight: What is going on in the energy start up world today? 

March 6 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm
New York Uni­ver­si­ty Wool­worth Build­ing, 15 Bar­clay Street
New York, NY 10007 Unit­ed States
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Please join NYU’s Cen­ter for Glob­al Affairs, Ener­gy Pol­i­cy Inter­na­tion­al Club (EPIC), and the Cen­ter on Glob­al Ener­gy Policy’s Wom­en in Ener­gy pro­gram for a pub­lic pan­el focused on ener­gy start-ups. We have experts work­ing in com­pa­nies that focus on ener­gy effi­cien­cy, clean ener­gy finance, and tech­nol­o­gy join­ing us to share their expe­ri­ence enter­ing the­se fields, offer advice on the types of skills com­pa­nies are look­ing for, pro­vid­ing insights on how the indus­try is evolv­ing as well as the cur­rent…

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Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business 

March 8 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm
Brook­lyn Grange Rooftop Farm — Navy Yard,  63 Flush­ing Ave
Brook­lyn, NY 11205 Unit­ed States
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Anas­tasia Cole Plaki­as, a Co-Founder of Brook­lyn Grange, will walk par­tic­i­pants through the dif­fer­ent con­tem­po­rary mod­els of urban agri­cul­tur­al busi­ness­es, with a focus on New York City, and present a frame­work for think­ing cre­ative­ly about oppor­tu­ni­ties for farm­ing in cities. Tak­ing place in Brook­lyn Grange’s indoor work­shop space at the Brook­lyn Navy Yard, Anas­tasia will cov­er a range of top­ics, includ­ing: dif­fer­ent busi­ness enti­ties a bud­ding urban farmer might con­sid­er; the var­i­ous goals, ben­e­fits and chal­lenges of urban agri­cul­ture; the…

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Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action 

March 10 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm
Hunter Col­lege, 68th Street and Lex­ing­ton Avenue
New York, NY 10065 Unit­ed States
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Cre­at­ing Sus­tain­able Cities: Path­ways to Action will provide a unique plat­form for stu­dents, orga­ni­za­tions, and employ­ers to meet and learn about excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in fields relat­ed to urban sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

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The Sustainability Summit at New York Build Expo 2017 

March 15 @ 9:30 amMarch 16 @ 4:30 pm
Jacob K. Jav­its Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 655 W. 34th St
New York, NY 10001 Unit­ed States
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The Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Sum­mit at the New York Build Expo 2017 — 15th & 16th March, Jav­its Cen­ter is the lead­ing con­struc­tion and design event for New York. It’s com­plete­ly FREE to attend, so why not reg­is­ter your­self now?

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$5 — $10

The Legacy of Jane Jacobs 

March 16 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Brook­lyn His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, 128 Pier­re­pont Street
Brook­lyn, NY 11201 Unit­ed States
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In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great Amer­i­can Cities sent shock­waves through the archi­tec­ture and plan­ning worlds. Join us as New York Times colum­nist Ginia Bel­lafan­te talks to Matt Tyr­nauer, direc­tor and pro­duc­er of the acclaimed doc­u­men­tary Cit­i­zen Jane: Bat­tle For the City, Robert Ham­mond, Co-Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Friends of the High Line, and Dr. Samuel Zipp, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can and Urban Stud­ies at Brown Uni­ver­si­ty and co-edi­tor of Vital Lit­tle Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, about Jacobs’ extra­or­di­nary impact on the urban land­scape.

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