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June 2018

Landmark Bushwick Breuckelen Beer Tour

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
31 Belvidere Street, 31 Belvidere Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
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$30

Back once again by popular demand! Join beer aficionado Chris Heuberger on a guided walking tour of Brewers Row dating from when Bushwick, Brooklyn was the brewing center of America. Critical to Bushwick's success was its ready access to quality water from the Ridgewood Reservoir and hops grown in upstate New York. Learn stories of the breweries, beer, and people that made Bushwick into such a thriving brewing powerhouse. Come walk that history and see the 19th-century historic brewery buildings…

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Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Freshkills Park, 10314
Staten Island , Select a Country:
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Free

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and experience the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Hundreds of acres and and miles of trails will be open for a day of bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages. All-Day Activities 11:00 – 2:00 | Wind chime-making with supplies from Materials for the Arts 11:00 – 3:00 | Plein-air (outdoor) drawing with artist James Powers 11:00 – 3:30 | Community collaborative…

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Lemon Creek Walking Tour

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lemon Creek, 6372 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10309 United States
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Free

Lemon Creek is one of the longest aboveground creeks in New York City, and its route cuts deeply into the history of Staten Island. Once famous for its oysters and oystermen, it was a favorite haunt of author Joseph Mitchell in the 1950s, and is now a Staten Island Bluebelt, harboring eagles, peacocks, and deer. Join writer and photographer Nathan Kensinger on a walk tracing out the lower portions of this fascinating waterway, as it flows through historic neighborhoods and…

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Urban Food Policy Forum: Food, Trade, & Health: What are the Connections?

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
CUNY Graduate Center School of Public Health and Policy, 55 West 125th Street 7th floor
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free

In this session, we will explore how two middle income countries, South Africa and Mexico, have responded to the changing global food system. Speakers will describe the role of global and national food industries in changing the diet and health of people in South Africa and Mexico, with a particular focus on recent rises in non-communicable diet-related diseases. They will also examine some of the ways that governments and civil society organizations have responded to the public health challenges posed…

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Funding the Future: Resilience Planning Across Public and Private Sectors

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, 10012 United States
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Free

In recent years, resilience planning across all domains has become a crucial part of national, state, and local discourse. It is essential to engage policy makers and funders in early planning phases to better understand how policy can influence funding opportunities for these projects. Architects, planners, landscape designers, policy makers, financiers, and funders can and should work together to improve this critical part of the resiliency design process. This interdisciplinary program will focus on understanding cross-industry relationships and strategies to address…

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LES Ecology Center 9th Annual Summer Picnic

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East River Park, Fire Boat House, Montgomery St. To E. 12 St., FDR Drive
New York, NY 10002 United States
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$50

It’s been 30 years. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic! Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages! Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy a lovely sunset with your family and friends. We are putting up a big white tent just for you. Reserve your attendance now! Here are…

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Sustainability ∩ Resilience Integration II: Metrics

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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$10

Metrics of Resilience and the RELi Rating System Sustainability and resilience are two sides of the same coin. When combined with regeneration, civility, and health, they create an emergent property that can be thought of as a ‘living system.’ In this presentation, architect and eco-entrepreneur Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will simultaneously explores the theory and practice of resilience through a holistic lens grounded in biomimicry and the reductive perspective of checklists. He will offer clarity on how sustainability and resilience overlap,…

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Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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Free

Every day, tens of thousands of trucks filled with food, clothing, and other goods arrive in New York City to be delivered, unpacked, and consumed. And every day, approximately 24,000 tons of discarded materials leave the city as waste. Waste management costs New York City over a billion dollars every year. To combat this problem, in 2014, the city announced a Zero Waste plan to reduce the amount of discards sent to landfills by 90% by 2030.   Designing Waste: Strategies…

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6/16 Brooklyn Farm Crew @ East New York Farms!

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
613 New Lots Ave, 613 New Lots Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States
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Free

The mission of East New York Farms! is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in their community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.   East New York Farms! have been working with youth, gardeners, farmers and entrepreneurs to build a more just and sustainable community since 1998.   Volunteer with Repair the World NYC and Brooklyn Farm…

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Wild Walk in Central Park: With One Earth Conservation

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 764 Doris C Freedman Place
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Free

The Climate Reality NYC Metro Chapter invites you to join us as we learn together how biodiversity loss and climate change intersect through a guided walk in our own Central Park. Under the guidance and direction of One Earth Conservation's Nurture Nature Program we will be lead by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner and Gail Koelln (Climate Reality Leader), Co-directors of One Earth. This is a nonsectarian event which will immerse you in the spiritual aspect of nature - a force…

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