27th May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
What Was Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Historical Tour
Join architectural historian Matt Postal on this historical tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park that spans from the colonial era to present day!
3rd Dec 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Landscape Futures and the East River Esplanade
Co-organized by the National Academy and CIVITAS, Art, Design and the Urban Environment is a discussion series that explores how artists and architects—as well as activists, grassroots organizers, scientists, urban planners, and city agencies—can work together to improve urban environments in meaningful ways.
Nov 29, 2014
MAS Summit 2014: four visits to New York's big survey of ideas
This year's theme was 'equity, place, and opportunity,' and the conference comprised a brisk review of new ideas and commentary on how to make the city work for all its citizens.
Oct 27, 2014
Manhattan 2014: back and getting bigger than ever
Two years after Hurricane Sandy Manhattan is back and getting bigger than ever.
27th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Come join human-powered boaters and public water access advocates for an afternoon of free public kayaking in Stuyvesant Cove Park!
20th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Brooklyn Bridge Swim across the East River
Now's your chance to swim across the East River channel from Manhattan to Brooklyn!
12th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Summer Fishing Clinic
This summer, the Lower East Side Ecology Center is hosting a free catch-and-release fishing clinic.
Oct 17, 2013
Designing a new water's edge for the Upper East Side and Harlem
A community-organized panel discussion addresses tissues surrounding the redevelopment of the East River Esplanade.
18th May 2013, 12:00am-12:00am
SS General Slocum Disaster Tour
On June 15, 1904, General Slocum, an excursion boat, caught fire in the East River. The blaze resulted in the deaths of over 1000 passengers, mostly women and children, making it New York City’s worst disaster until the 9/11 attacks of 2001. Almost all of the passengers lived in a German-American enclave in the East […]
Mar 17, 2013
East River dolphin, met by canoe
While the St. Patrick’s Day parade rolled up Fifth Avenue on Saturday, a scene unfolded in the East River that might have been more common in the eighteenth century: canoeists met a dolphin in a gentle snowfall. T Willis Elkins shot the footage on Saturday: “I paddled out with fellow members of the North Brooklyn […]
Aug 23, 2012
Manhattan's East Side waterfront gets some kayaks
Two hundred years ago, launching a small boat from the East Side of Manhattan for an afternoon row or paddle would have been ordinary. But in modern times, even as improved water quality has sparked a resurgence of boating around NYC, the East Side of Manhattan has been left out. Intrepid kayakers have been barred […]
Jun 15, 2012
Explore the city's blue spaces
We know that Manhattan is an island surrounded by water, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Take some time this summer to explore the city's waterways and learn more about both the green and blue spaces of New York.
Oct 17, 2011
Reimagine the Waterfront: Design-Ideas Competition - Deadline: Jan 15, 2012
CIVITAS calls for dramatic and original concepts for the east side's waterfront park.