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August 2018

Prospect Park Walking Tour

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Discover hidden treasures, natural wonders, and lesser-known stories on this interactive guided tour of Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn. While taking in the beauty of this iconic park’s woodlands, rolling meadows, watercourse, wildlife, and historic landmarks, this tour explores the fascinating layers of this 526-acre landscape’s natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment to the past and present of recreation and play. Learn how the use of…

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Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - August 17 @ 10:30 pm
Central Park New York, NY United States + Google Map

Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers at the 2018 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park in recognition of the Conservancy’s ongoing commitment to the public. August 14, 2018 Hair – 1979 (PG) Directed by Milos Forman (who died this year), choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and based on the popular Broadway musical of the 60s, this classic comedy-drama tells the story of Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City…

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Hudson Yards’ Down to Earth Farmers Market

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Market open Thursdays, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, 05/10 – 11/15 New York, NY Hudson Boulevard Park (Map it ») Market Host: Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Founding Year: 2017 Upcoming Market Events Seasonal Tasting - Berry 7/12, 10am – 6pm Seasonal Tasting - Tomato 8/16, 10am – 6pm    

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Visit Swale at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220 United States
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Swale is a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to piers in New York City, offering educational programming and welcoming visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free. Swale strives to strengthen stewardship of public waterways and land, while working to shift policies that will increase the presence of edible perennial landscapes. Swale was founded in 2016 by artist Mary Mattingly, through a grant from A Blade of Grass. In the summer of 2016, Swale launched at Concrete Plant…

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Climate Advocacy & Storytelling Training

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
100 Dean Street, Suite 307. Brooklyn New York NY United States + Google Map

Are you a young person or milliennial interested in learning about policies that can help New York address climate change? Do you want to become more empowered and learn how to effectively speak with your elected officials about the most urgent issue of our time? Do you want to tell your story about why you do this work in a way that connects with people? If you answered YES, Our Climate invites you to get involved with our effort to…

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September 2018

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Now is the Time for Action!!

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Battery Park New York, New York 10004 United States + Google Map

The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice. September 8th will be a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Across the country, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority. From Seattle to Miami – and everywhere in-between – activists and non-activists alike will come together to demonstrate to the world that on this day,…

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Be Social Change: New York Sustainability Connector

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Prime Produce, 424 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Join Be Social Change, Impact Travel Alliance, and Slow Money NYC on September 6th for the New York Sustainability Connector, a facilitated networking event focused on connecting NYC’s sustainability community to create new collaborations and grow each other’s networks. The night will include interactive networking, healthy snacks, drinks from socially-conscious businesses and most importantly: a room packed with inspiring, like-minded people from organizations that are innovating and making a sustainable impact for a greener New York! Join us in strengthening New York’s sustainability sector by creating meaningful connections,…

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Alive at Green-Wood Walking Tour

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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There's a lot more to a cemetery than death. There's life - a lot of it. In fact, for Green-Wood, the natural environment is a critical part of our future. Join us for this new walking tour to explore the potential of the Cemetery's 478 acres as a public garden, a distinction that means much more than manicured lawns and azaleas. It means that we work to teach our visitors about Green-Wood's ecology and environmental diversity. As an accredited arboretum,…

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Food, Farming, and Sustainability Conference

September 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kellog Center at Columbia University, Room 1513, 420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster at the Center for Science and Society invites you to "Food, Farming, and Sustainability." With approximately 815 million people around the world currently undernourished and the global population expected to grow by 2 billion by 2050, two of the most pressing issues that humanity will face over the next 30 years is 1) the trend towards global hunger and 2) our ability to create innovative and equitable solutions to feeding the global population.…

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Creating More Housing without New Construction

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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Free - $10

Meeting our need for housing in New York is tough. We need to build more homes – but we also need to do more with what we have. Better using existing buildings and smaller lots, and finding other creative ways of making room for more people to live is imperative to solving our housing crisis. It’s also no less important for our city that this type of new housing is as livable and well-designed as other more traditional housing. Join…

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