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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
1st-3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
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 […]
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 […]
15th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Everything Water 1.0: A Precious Element
The AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee’s first event of 2017 will launch a series of programs, events, workshops, and exhibits on the theme of water. Placed within the context of climate change, the series will focus on issues surrounding water resources and mitigation at regional, national, and global levels. The series will bring […]
11th-13th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
SWALE: A floating edible forest docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Swale, a floating food forest built on a 130-foot by 40-foot barge made from repurposed shipping containers by artist Mary Matting, will be docked for just a few short days (until November 13th) at Brooklyn Bridge Park‘s Pier 6. Mary Mattingly welcomes New Yorkers to come aboard and sample the various foods growing in her food forest […]
17th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Liquid Assets: Can Wall Street Save the Water Crisis?
In 2007, Atlanta came within 90 days of running out of water. This past January, Flint, Michigan declared a state of emergency, and the current drought in California is the worst in 1,200 years. Most Americans assumes that water scarcity is a problem limited to developing countries; that our water is cheap, clean, and in plentiful supply. […]
1st Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Neversink Reservoir Paddle
Come paddle on the Neversink Reservoir. The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC's water system with it's spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs.
22nd Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell Or High Water
Urban resilience also means changes in land use along with better and more equitable ways to protect a city's people. Realizing these innovations requires that New York and other great cities must give high priority to advancing the emerging capacities to foster and make the most of new approaches to climate risk management.