13th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bike Tour of Rockaway
Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a bike tour of the Rockaways. Help us celebrate spring by going outside and exploring New York City together by bike. We will meet at the RISE Center and explore some of the local neighborhoods of Rockaway. Along the way, we will meet local neighbors and explore this unique coastal […]
10th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
2017 Waterfront Conference: Measuring Our Harbor: Strong, Healthy and Open
Measuring Our Harbor: Strong, Healthy and Open The 2017 Waterfront Conference provides a platform for participants to debate the future of our region’s waterfronts, and prepare to tackle the challenges ahead in the next decade and beyond. How will we as a region secure the means necessary to sustain our waterfront as a vital commercial, […]
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 […]
1st Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Joanne Witty in conversation with William Solecki – Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special evening exploring the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. In their talk, Ms. Witty and Professor Solecki will examine the social and political phenomenon of how a community overcame overwhelming opposition and obstacles to build the park – and also the ways in which the solutions developed during the prolonged battle can be applied to important economic and planning issues around the world. They will discuss how grassroots movement and community planning united around a common vision, and reveal the human dynamics that unfolded in the course of building the park, including attitudes and opinions that arose about class, race, gentrification, commercialization, development, and the role of government.
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Walling Off What Matters: Advocating for Holistic Waterfront Resilience in NYC
This workshop will look at several potential funding / governing solutions, such as creating an RMIA (Resilient Manufacturing and Maritime Industrial Area), creating hyper local Resilient Advocates and integrating community based organizing. The workshop is looking to gain feedback on improving such methods and to connect local waterfront community organizations dealing with similar issues. Join Impact Hub NYC from noon-1pm every weekday between Jan 23rd and May 1st for free workshops in direct response to Trump's first 100 days plan.
1st Feb-20th Apr 2017
Event Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep
The NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annual Canal Clean Sweep. Last year’s event was a great success, but we want to make this year’s Clean Sweep even bigger! Most of this year’s event will take place Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, Earth Day weekend. Besides being a great […]
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 […]
29th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Remember Sandy: A Waterfront Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
When Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political fault lines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods […]
11th Aug 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Observing the sky and a movie
In conjunction with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Amateur Astronomers Association hosts “Journey to the Stars” observing sessions on Thursday evenings from dusk until 10pm. Along with our observing session, the Conservancy will present free Movies With A View, sponsored by the SyFy Channel. The observing area for this event is near the entrance […]
3rd Aug-1st Sep 2016
Become an EcoVolunteer !
In 2012, NY/NJ Baykeepeer established the EcoVolunteer program, designed to introduce adult volunteers to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary through education, hands-on research and restoration experiences. Currently, our EcoVolunteers assist with monitoring oysters in the Bronx River at Soundview Park and also with salt marsh restoration and living shorelines in Freshkills Park on Staten Island.
23rd Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze
Gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system!
22nd Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Fishing Clinic at 10th Street
Get hooked on the East River this summer!
20th Jul-28th Sep 2016
Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun
Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River.
16th Jul-11th Sep 2016
City of Water Day; Free Family Festival
Mark your calendars to celebrate the biggest harbor festival of the metropolitan region on Saturday, July 16, on Governors Island, New York; at Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken, New Jersey; and at dozens of In Your Neighborhood locations around New York Harbor.
3rd Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Oysters have a long history in NYC’s waters. Learn about oysters and help restore them back into the Hudson River.
21st Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Queens/Brooklyn: Newtown Creek Photography & Nature Walk
If industrial backyards and vistas of the New York City skyline from skewed perspectives are your idea of a good time—this walk's for you. Come join our walk and photography series all over the 5 boroughs !
18th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
BEACH DAY: Beach Cleanup with Surfrider and NPCA
Join the NY chapter of Surfrider Foundation and the National Parks Conservation Association for a beach cleanup at Fort Tilden !
17th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Friday Fishing + Happy Hour on the East River
Tired of the old noisy after work happy hour? Head down to the Ecology Center to finish off the week with views of the East River as the sun sets and the light turns "magic.