Tag Archives: waterfront

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 com­mu­ni­ty. […]
by Marlyn Marrero
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, envi­ron­men­tal and cul­tur­al resource? […]
by jianzhi
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 event. Dress accord­ing­ly. Reg­is­tra­tion […]
by Marlyn Marrero
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.
by Angie Koo
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.
by Angie Koo
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 way to […]
by Michael Raineri
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 and learn […]
by Michael Raineri
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 […]
by Marlyn Marrero
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 to […]
by Marlyn Marrero
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.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
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!
by colette
22nd Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Fishing Clinic at 10th Street
Get hooked on the East River this summer!
by colette
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.
by colette
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.
by Angie Koo
3rd Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Shell-ebrate Oysters!
Oysters have a long history in NYC’s waters. Learn about oysters and help restore them back into the Hudson River.
by Angie Koo
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 !
by Lilas Randrianarivony
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 !
by Lilas Randrianarivony
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.
by Lilas Randrianarivony