19th Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt
On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local urban activism to the test. The West Village, the old stomping grounds of Jane Jacobs and the birthplace of New York City’s LGBT rights movement, is a neighborhood steeped in civic […]
5th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future Sea Level in Lower Manhattan
Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s […]
1st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Grow Your Garden Group
With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in your garden. This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to grow your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create […]
31st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Fossil Free Fast
On January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, our movement will come together in Washington D.C. for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Senator Bernie Sanders Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus Jessica Lorena Rangel of Houston Eyes of a Dreamer Bill McKibben, […]
28th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must […]
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Carbon Pricing Leadership Training
Nicole Crescimanno, assistant to James Hansen and young climate leader, is hosting a day-long training session for the Put a Price On It campaign. This session is for Students & Millennials interested in learning about carbon pricing, climate advocacy, and lobbying skills. Register for the training here.
6th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Campfire Conversations: Wisdom and Age
Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House, complete with music, refreshments and mulled wine. Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library around the campfire an open dialogue about the treatment and inclusion of elders in […]
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City
This day-long symposium examines how we can use data and digital strategies to enhance and disrupt the kinds of research questions, methods, and narratives that define the humanities. It also complicates the role of the urban university in a global “city-state” such as New York, where the boundaries between university and city are quite blurred. […]
9th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Van Alen Variety Show
Join us for a post-Election Day celebration of the mandate of everyday city dwellers to improve one another’s lives. We’ll apply performance, satire, and rapid presentations to mix policy and play and proclaim the power of participation.
28th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition "Sustainability Through the Global Lens"
Come enjoy Civic Art Lab 2016's opening event, featuring talks by artists and sustainability professionals Chloe Holden and Grace Johnson.
23rd Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Wiggle Your Way Into Composting
Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and reducing our carbon footprints.
26th Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Slow Death: Black Health and Environmental Justice
The contamination of drinking water in the mostly black city of Flint, Michigan has outraged the nation and exposed the far too common occurance of environmental racism and environmental injustice in America. Such disporportionate exposure to pollution is highly connected to the disparate health conditions in the black community. This panel explores the issues of […]
19th Nov 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement
Join us as we examine the role of urban young people in promoting policy action on climate change. During this interactive event we will discuss how children and youth can and are providing solutions for greater resilience in the urban environment as well as fostering social inclusion.
18th Oct 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Gowanus Canal Conservancy October Clean and Green + Compost Windrow Build
The Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean and Green Program is a volunteer-based program that meets on Saturdays or Sundays from March to November to make the canal and its watershed more open, clean, and alive.
14th Oct 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
People's Climate Movement Pop-Up
The organizers of the People’s Climate March (now the People’s Climate Movement) are calling for a National Day of Action this October 14 to demand bold action on climate change. Our People's Climate Movement Pop-Up at the Flatiron Plaza will be a central location where people can show their support for climate action in 60 seconds or less.
26th Sep 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Global Citizen Festival
The annual Global Citizen Festival tackles that effort, bringing together some of music's biggest stars—Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam and many more are on this year's bill—to raise awareness around the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change throughout the world.
13th Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Storms! Floods! Heat Waves! A Discussion of Climate Change Impacts in New York City
Our discussion will survey the key findings from the NPCC report and how they are currently being integrated into the work of NYC ORR and addressed in policy agendas dealing with climate resiliency and public health.
9th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Superfund: A Citizen's Guide
With the Environmental Protection Agency's designation of Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, Superfund has become a colloquial term and a buzzword in New York City. But what is a Superfund exactly? This class will focus on citizen participation in the Superfund process and conclude with a discussion of current and future sites in the five boroughs.