Greenroof Tour: Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant and Kingsland Wildflowers

Saturday October 15th, 2016

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant
327 Greenpoint Avenue

Kingsland Wildflowers Greenroof
520 Kingsland Avenue

Come to the City’s largest waste water treatment plant to find out where the water goes after you take a shower!  Then, come enjoy the wildflowers on the roof of Broadway Stages at 520 Kingsland Avenue to learn what plants do to help clean the water in Newtown Creek. 

The tour will start at the waste water treatment plant.  We will then walk over to the greenroof.

The tour is free but you must register to attend.  Please register via EventBrite at 
http://newtowncreektreatmentplant_greenrooftour.eventbrite.com

You will receive more details after you register.  But, for more information, you can contact Shino at shino@nycswcd.net

. This event is made possible by a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

GCEF open house

Saturday, October 15th

11 am – 3 pm

Find out about all of the environmental projects and improvements happening in our neighborhood due to GCEF Grants.

From green roofs and parks to birds and boats, OpenHouseGCEF offers Greenpointers an opportunity to see GCEF projects in action, and learn first-hand how they are making our community a healthier, safer, and “greener” place to live.
 
Visit exciting GCEF projects at the following OpenHouseGCEF locations:

McGolrick Park! (Central Plaza)
• McGolrick Park Restoration
• For the Birds! Greenpoint
• Greenpoint Parks Community Stewardship Program

Newtown Creek Water’s Edge! (51 Ash Street @ McGuinness Blvd.)
• Environmental Education Shed
• Newtown Creek SAMPLES
• The Living Dock and the Intertidal Wetlands Project
• The Greenpoint Bioremediation Project

Newtown Creek Rooftop! (520 Kingsland Ave.)
• Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof and Community Space

McCarren Park (behind McCarren Park Pool)
• McCarren Park Urban Farm and Green Infrastructure Corridor
• Soil Cycle: An Urban Composting Initiative
• Greening Greenpoint

Safety Forum: Greenpoint Concerned Neighbors Meeting

Hosted by Emily E. Gallagher

Thursday, 7:30 – 10:30 PM
The Park Church Co-op
129 Russell St., Brooklyn, New York 11222

A number of violent and harassing incidents have happened recently around our community. This is a meeting to discuss how to proceed in creating a safer neighborhood, sharing concerns and brainstorming impactful solutions. We will not solve this problem overnight, but solidarity will help us to move forward.

About Emily E. Gallagher
Emily Gallagher is a candidate for Female Democratic District Leader of the 50th Assembly District (Greenpoint, Williamsburg waterfront, and Clinton Hill.)

Learn About the Greenpoint Monitor Museum

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Bushwick Inlet, 56 Quay Street (at West Street)

Join your friends and neighbors to learn about the past, present, and future of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum at the Waterfront Alliance City of Water Day “In Your Neighborhood” event at Bushwick Inlet – where the USS Monitor was launched.

At the event, you can: Learn about the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) grant recently awarded to the Museum to develop an ecological design for a restored living shoreline at the proposed Museum site. View the USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s recently unveiled USS Monitor Trail Marker. Learn about the work of the NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System. Hear about USS Monitor designer John Ericsson and his work with steam and solar energy. See Civil War artifacts and solar energy at work on a solar cooker while listening to Civil War music.

This exciting event is free and open to the public. For information about this event or the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park project contact Janice Lauletta-Weinmann at jlauletta@aol.com.

The Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park project is made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

Urban Bird Survey in McGolrick Park

TUESDAY June 14th at 8AM

The New York City Audubon Society will be conducting a bird survey at McGolrick Park next Tuesday, June 14th at 8am and we need your help! Help us document how birds and other wildlife are responding to ongoing community efforts to restore the park’s native habitat.

Bring binoculars if you have ’em! No birding expertise necessary – beginners are welcome!

For more information about this event or about the Urban Birds of McGolrick Park program, contact Debra Kriensky at volunteer@nycaudubon.org

With funding support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF)

MPNA members attend OSA Party4Parks!

On Wednesday, June 1st a number of the MPNA members were guests OSA’s annual benefit, Party4Parks at the Wythe Hotel. It was a fun night! And nice to hang out with all of the local parks enthusiasts!

Open Space Alliance Party4Parks

Help support the Open Space Alliance and have fun!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Honoring Luis Garden Acosta and Frances Lucerna, Co-Founders of El Puente
Party4 Parks is just 5 days away! Buy your tickets today! All proceeds benefit the over 45 parks and playgrounds in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, and the more than 200,000 North Brooklynites who love their open spaces. Together let’s make North Brooklyn parks shine bright for all!
Tickets: $200 per person
click here for more info or to buy tickets