Tag Archives: water

19th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Plumb Beach Cleanup
Plumb Beach is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and is located 3 miles east of Coney Island on Jamaica Bay. Its beautiful and diverse scenery contains precious marine, salt marsh, and beach dune habitats. The cleanup will run from 10am to 12pm. Lunch will be served for all volunteers at noon. At 12:30, we […]
by Truly Johnson
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 […]
by Truly Johnson
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
6th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future of Domestic Hot Water in NYC
As buildings in New York City become more reliant on renewable and stored energy, air source heat pump (ASHP) domestic hot water systems will likely become more prevalent in multifamily buildings over the coming decades. These systems have specific challenges, including: What are the technological barriers? Do any seem insurmountable? How well can new hot […]
by miranda
2nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from […]
by Truly Johnson
25th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing.  Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting […]
by Truly Johnson
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium
To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy — a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change — join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York’s Future in a Changing […]
by Truly Johnson
4th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
World Ocean Festival
A public event to #saveourocean! On June 4th, we’re inviting ocean lovers from across the world to join a collective voice standing up for the Ocean. You can participate in the World Ocean Festival by: Attending the Ocean Village in NYC The Ocean Village will be a celebration of art, education, innovation and tools for […]
by jianzhi
3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bridge Golf Foundation Water Fair
In partnership with The Eagle Academy, Columbia Water Center, and the physics department at The City College of New York, The Bridge Golf Foundation is holding its first annual Water Fair on June 3 at MIST Harlem, to raise awareness of the many environmental and socio-economic issues surrounding the use of this most precious resource. […]
by gabrielav
3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
National Learn-to-Row Day: Free Basic Rowing Lesson
Join Row New York for National Learn to Row day on June 3, 2017, for a totally free event, and learn the basics of a sport that will stay with you for a lifetime. We’ll introduce you to basic rowing techniques and get you out on the water. Bonus: explore our beautiful boathouses on tours being offered throughout the day. You can choose from two of our boathouse locations: the Meadow Lake Boathouse in Queens and the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan. Our Queens boathouse invites any person with a disability to join us for adaptive rowing sessions.
by Angie Koo
2nd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Pier 1 Salt Marshes Coastal Cleanup
  Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May – October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers […]
by Luke McGinty
1st-3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Holoscenes
Presented with the World Science Festival as part of its 10th anniversary season and produced by MAPP International Productions. A visceral and visual performative collision of the human body and water, born of the concern that as global sea levels rise, flooding and drought will become the central issues of the 21st century.
by Angie Koo
31st May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Gowanus: The Past and Future of Brooklyn's Curious Canal
Lying at the epicenter of one of Brooklyn’s most rapidly gentrifying (and expensive) neighborhoods is a toxic waste site and open sewer: That’s right, it’s the Gowanus Canal. This waterway is mostly famous for its stench and as a repository for dead bodies, but did you know that the Gowanus’s story begins before Brooklyn was […]
by Luke McGinty
23rd May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Meet the Fishes
Meet the Fishes marks the opening of The River Project's Wetlab season. Visitors can visit the flow-through river water aquarium and be introduced to the many species of marine animals that live in NY Harbor, such as seahorses, blackfish, and blue crabs, while enjoying food and drink from local businesses. There is a raffle of cool prizes and lots of fun for kids, including a touch tank where they can play with shrimps and other critters.
by Angie Koo
21st May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Paddling at Little Bay Park
Come enjoy FREE kayaking and environmental education literature and activities, as part of Family Fun Day at Little Bay Park, a festival produced by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance with City Council support.  
by Luke McGinty
22nd-24th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice
Be part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, a global conference held in New York City and webcast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, Trinity Institute aims to offer actionable guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community surrounding these issues.
by Angie Koo
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this […]
by Marlyn Marrero
15th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Water & Power: A California Heist
Gonna be a lot of irate citizens when they find out that they’re paying for water they’re not gonna get. — Jack Nicholson as J.J. “Jake” Gittes in Chinatown In 1994, a handful of California state officials met in secret with representatives from big agriculture to transform wide swaths of formerly arid land into some of […]
by Marlyn Marrero