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Feb­ru­ary 2017
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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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April 2017
Free

Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting 

April 1 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Park­ing Lot,  First left off the Add­a­b­bo Bridge (fac­ing the air­port). Cross Bay Blvd
Queens, New York, Unit­ed States
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Vol­un­teer with the Stew­ard­ship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay Park! Trees provide so many ben­e­fits to New York­ers such as improved air and water qual­i­ty, reduced pol­lu­tion, and low­er ener­gy costs. Vol­un­teers will be trained in prop­er plant­i­ng tech­niques. Come dressed in stur­dy boots or shoes, long pants, and cloth­ing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bot­tle for this event. Space is lim­it­ed and reg­is­tra­tion is required for this event.

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NYC SAFE Disposal Event — Brooklyn 

April 2 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
Prospect Park Cir­cle, Park Cir
Brook­lyn, NY 11218 Unit­ed States
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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.

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Brooklyn Bike Repair Class 

April 2 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Time’s Up,  99 S 6th Street
New York, NY 11249 Unit­ed States
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Come learn how to fix bikes, do sim­ple main­te­nance and tune-ups at the bike repair class­es in Time’s Up’s Brook­lyn bicy­cle co-op. Class­es are free and open to the pub­lic. Dona­tions are always appre­ci­at­ed.

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$15

History of Urban Development and Architecture 

April 8 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm
City Hall,  250 Broad­way
Man­hat­tan, NY 10007 Unit­ed States
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Explore the rich his­to­ry of NYC’s Civic Cen­ter area, high­light­ing its urban plan­ning and devel­op­ment and its archi­tec­ture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exte­ri­or vis­its to City Hall, Tweed Cour­t­house, Sur­ro­gate Court, Munic­i­pal Build­ing, Inter­na­tion­al Trade Court, Jav­its Fed­er­al Build­ing, the Depart­ment of Health, Crim­i­nal Courts, State Build­ing, New York  Supre­me Court and Annex, US Cour­t­house, Man­hat­tan Cor­rec­tion­al Cen­ter, Police HQ, Mur­ry Bergtraum High School, Chatham Green, and Chatham…

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Free — $20

Inside the Public Design Commission Archive, NYC’s Design Review Agency 

April 12 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Pub­lic Design Com­mis­sion Archive,  253 Broad­way
New York, NY 10007 Unit­ed States
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*While New York Adven­ture Club does not charge for events host­ed by the NYC gov­ern­ment, a deposit will be required to dis­cour­age no-shows, which will be ful­ly refund­ed upon atten­dance. Join New York Adven­ture Club as we take an exclu­sive, behind-the-sce­nes look at the Pub­lic Design Com­mis­sion Archive, which main­tains an archive of projects reviewed by the Com­mis­sion since 1902, doc­u­ment­ing more than 7000 sites through­out New York City and pro­vid­ing a unique view into the his­to­ry of the City’s…

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Polar Bear C02 Earth Day Bike Ride 

April 16 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Union Square North,  Broad­way and E. 17th
New York, NY
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Polar Bear CO2 Earth Day Bike Ride Sun­day April 16th, 4pm Union Square North Come cel­e­brate Earth Day on your bicy­cle dressed up as your favorite ani­mal with Time’s Up and CO2 Green Dri­ve. As we know earth day is every day. Let’s cel­e­brate and sup­port New York City’s new sus­tain­able infra­struc­ture, bike lanes, green­ways and auto-free plazas. It’s just the begin­ning. Most impor­tant­ly we are cre­at­ing aware­ness of sim­ple things that we can do every­day to pre­vent cliamte change.…

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Polar Bear C02 Earth Day Bike Ride 

April 16 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Union Square North,  Broad­way and E. 17th
New York, NY
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Come cel­e­brate Earth Day on your bicy­cle dressed up as your favorite ani­mal with Time’s Up and CO2 Green Dri­ve. As we know earth day is every day. Let’s cel­e­brate and sup­port New York City’s new sus­tain­able infra­struc­ture, bike lanes, green­ways and auto-free plazas. It’s just the begin­ning. Most impor­tant­ly we are cre­at­ing aware­ness of sim­ple things that we can do every­day to pre­vent cliamte change. Let’s not for­get the polar bears are suf­fer­ing and so is our plan­et. Time’s up! We need to start tak­ing action today for the future of our plan­et.

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Earth Week: University Center Sustainability Tours 

April 17 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm
The New School,  66 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011 Unit­ed States
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Join the Tish­man Envi­ron­ment and Design Cen­ter and the New School Build­ings for a spe­cial Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Tour of The New School Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter. The Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter is a 16-sto­ry, approx­i­mate­ly 375,000 square-foot build­ing locat­ed at the inter­sec­tion of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Man­hat­tan. The build­ing has 230,000 square feet of aca­d­e­mic space on the first sev­en floors and 135,000 square feet for a 600-bed dor­mi­to­ry on the remain­ing nine floors, pro­vid­ing space for all aspects of cam­pus life.…

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Is New York’s Future Sustainable? 

April 19 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
The Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6103
New York, NY 10016 Unit­ed States
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The Gotham Cen­ter for New York City His­to­ry, presents a pro­gram on ‘A His­to­ry of Envi­ron­men­tal Impact, and Plan­ning for More Growth’ Ted Stein­berg, author of Gotham Unbound, talks about the envi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry of greater New York, and the lim­its of “sus­tain­able” plan­ning. Michael Sork­in (City Col­lege, CUNY), award-win­ning pres­i­dent and founder of Ter­reform, a non-prof­it ded­i­cat­ed to just and sus­tain­able urban­ism, shares his rec­om­men­da­tions for a green­er Big Apple. Nil­da Mesa (Columbia Uni­ver­si­ty) reflects on her expe­ri­ences as NYC’s…

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