61 Franklin St. Community Garden Botanical Illustration Workshop
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

61 Franklin St. Community Garden Botanical Illustration Workshop

  • 61 Franklin St. Garden Community Garden (map)
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Join Greening Greenpoint for a workshop at 61 Franklin St. Community Garden led by professional Botanical Artist Wendy Hollender! 

Wendy will teach you the basics of Botanical Illustration, plant anatomy, and give you a better understanding of the importance of plants that we draw. The event is free, art materials are provided, and you can take home any botanical art that you make.

Space is limited, to reserve your spot please sign up by following the link below!

Event Details

Wednesday, July 25th 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

61 Franklin St. Garden

No admission fee, all art materials provided!

Newtown Creek Alliance will also be hosting a botanical drawing session with Gabriel Willow on Friday, June 20th from 4-7 PM at Kingsland Wildflowers as part of their Field Day Fridays: Art and Nature Series.  Learn more and sign up for the event here!

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Norman Ave. Tree Stewardship and Kingsland Wildflower Tour with NCA
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Norman Ave. Tree Stewardship and Kingsland Wildflower Tour with NCA

Street trees in industrial Greenpoint need your help!

Join us for our second stewardship event in June with our partners at Newtown Creek Alliance!

We'll clear, cultivate, and mulch tree beds along Norman Ave. from Kingsland Ave. to Apollo St. from 10 AM-12 PM, followed by refreshments and a tour of Kingsland Wildflowers green roof!

Meet up will be on the corner of Kingsland and Norman Ave. at 10 AM

We hope to see you there!

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The Greenpoint Oral History and Community Scanning Project: Pests in Greenpoint
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Greenpoint Oral History and Community Scanning Project: Pests in Greenpoint

  • Parks Building, N 9th St. Entrance (map)
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Greenpoint Oral History and Community Scanning Project at Bushwick Inlet Park: Pests in Greenpoint

Join the Greenpoint Oral History and Community Scanning Project at the Bushwick Inlet Park building, 86 Kent Avenue, for a talk with Greening Greenpoint’s Bill Schmidt where he’ll discuss the reign and destruction of the Asian Longhorn Beetle in Greenpoint and the new scourge of our trees, the Emerald Ash Borer

Following the talk we will hold a community scanning event to document the environmental history of Greenpoint.  What will we scan? Documents, photographs, ephemera, mementos - anything we can digitize - What do you have in your personal collection that tells of the story of Greenpoint’s environment?  

By contributing materials you are choosing how Greenpoint’s environmental history will represented and remembered.

This will be one of six events held by Brooklyn Public Library throughout the next year to collect the memories of Greenpoint residents to ensure Greenpoint’s environmental history is remembered

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Medicinal Tree Walk with Maya Robinson
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Medicinal Tree Walk with Maya Robinson

Join Greening Greenpoint and Maya Robinson of Rooted Things Apothecary for a guided tree-walk in McCarren Park focusing on the medicinal properties of Greenpoint’s trees

We will take a closer look at the street trees we walk by every day in our neighborhood and explore their amazing healing properties and the medicines that can be made from them.

We will also learn to ground ourselves with a tree meditation

We'll meet at the corner of Lorimer St. and Driggs Ave. at 6:00 PM

Maya Robinson is a clinical herbalist and energy worker who grew up in Japan. She is the owner of Rooted Things Apothecary, providing herbal consultation and high quality artisanal flower waters, as well as Co-Founder of Plant-Matters, a digital publication about all things plants.

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Spring 2018 Perennial Giveaway
Jun
13
2:30 PM14:30

Spring 2018 Perennial Giveaway

FREE PERENNIALS IN GREENPOINT!

Pick up some perennials to plant in a tree bed in Greenpoint!

Register online now, pickup will be on Wednesday, June 13th from 2:30 to 5:30 PM!

For information about each of the perennials offered and the sign-up form, follow the links below

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Manhattan Avenue Park Stewardship with Newtown Creek Alliance
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Manhattan Avenue Park Stewardship with Newtown Creek Alliance

Join Greening Greenpoint and Newtown Creek Alliance on Sunday, June 10th to steward the trees in and around Manhattan Avenue Park!  

Help Greenpoint's trees by clearing, cultivating, and mulching tree beds in and around Manhattan Avenue Park.  The water-front park lies at the end of Manhattan Ave., learn more about the creek with Newtown Creek Alliance, who will be on-site for the event! 

Drinks and snacks will be served in the park for volunteers! 

We'll meet at Manhattan Avenue Park at 10 AM, let us know you're coming by following the link below to our sign-up form, we hope to see you there!

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May
16
2:30 PM14:30

Spring 2018 Tree Giveaway

PICK UP A FREE TREE TO PLANT IN YOUR YARD IN GREENPOINT!

Learn about the tree species and complete the registration form by clicking below!

Once you register using the online form, plan to pick up your free tree at PS 110 (124 Monitor St.) in the schoolyard facing McGolrick Park on Wednesday, May 16th, from 2:30-5:30 PM! 

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Jane's Walk 2018- Retracing Bushwick Creek: A walk through Greenpoint’s history with Geoffrey Cobb
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Jane's Walk 2018- Retracing Bushwick Creek: A walk through Greenpoint’s history with Geoffrey Cobb

  • North West Corner of Franklin St. and Calyer St. (map)
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Join Greening Greenpoint for a guided walk through Greenpoint’s history with a special focus on the former Bushwick Creek  

The walk will be led by Greenpoint historian Geoffrey Cobb, author of “Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Forgotten Past” and “The King of Greenpoint”.  

Geoffrey will discuss the impact of Bushwick Creek on Greenpoint’s early development and point out its lasting impacts on the landscape.  

We’ll meet at the northwest corner of Franklin St. and Calyer St. and end at the Parks Department building at 86 Kent Avenue with a short visual presentation and refreshments.

One lucky participant of each walk will take home a copy of "Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past"!

We will run the walk twice, once beginning at 11 AM and again at 1 PM, sign up using the links below!    

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Earth Day 2018
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day 2018

Celebrate Earth Day in Greenpoint on Sunday, April 22nd!

Come get your hands dirty and spruce up Kingsland Avenue! 

Meet us at the McGolrick Park pavilion at 10 AM and we'll walk together to Kingsland for some street tree care between Norman Ave. and Greenpoint Ave. 

Suitable for all ages, Greenpoint Eco Schools' Sustainability Coaches will be present to help with activities for even the youngest tree stewards! 

After stewarding some trees and making the block look great, head on over to 520 Kingsland Wildflower Garden for more Earth Day festivities with Newtown Creek Alliance,  more information here

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500th Tree Planting Celebration
Apr
11
4:30 PM16:30

500th Tree Planting Celebration

  • 725 Leonard Street NY, 11222 United States (map)
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Greening Greenpoint is celebrating the planting of the 500th tree of the project!  

Join us and your fellow Greenpointers in celebrating this milestone!

New York State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and representatives from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and New York State Attorney General's Office will be present to commemorate the achievement!

The tree will be planted at 725 Leonard Street and the event will begin at 4:30 PM with the tree planting ceremony! 

After the ceremony stick around to enjoy refreshments, plant in tree beds along Leonard St., and take some bulbs with you to plant at home!

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Street Tree Stewardship Summit
Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

Street Tree Stewardship Summit

Join Greening Greenpoint and Trees New York for the 2018 Street Tree Stewardship Summit 

The Summit will include insights from a resident speaker, a panel discussion with representatives from NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, and Citizens Committee on available resources, and time to enjoy refreshments and connect with other local stewards and organizations!

Pick up a raffle ticket at the door and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a tree care kit or a copy of "The Living Forest"!  We'll also be giving away bulbs, so you can take some home to plant on your block!

Representatives from stewardship organizations will have tables set up with informational materials and will be available to help answer any questions you may have!

Sign up now using the link below!

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Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park

  • Southbridge Towers Community Room (follow signs from 100 Gold St) (map)
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Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you?

Join Partnerships for Parks for a FREE workshop and learn how you and your neighbors can come together to support and improve your community green spaces!  Meet staff members, network with other interested community members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers!

Topics will include:

  • Why volunteers are so important for vibrant, thriving parks
  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How neighbors, coworkers, or community groups can spruce up a park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park
  • Which resources are available to help you

This is an introductory workshop and is intended for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

For more information or questions, email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: No 501c3? No Problem! Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Partnerships Academy Workshop: No 501c3? No Problem! Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship

Is your park group looking for more fundraising & development opportunities but unsure if becoming a nonprofit is right for your group?

Join Partnerships for Parks to learn about another alternative: fiscal sponsorship! Their expert speakers will explain how your group can financially partner with an existing nonprofit to take advantage of their 501c3 status. This means more perks— access to charitable donations, grants, tax exempt status— and less paperwork.

At this workshop:

  • Learn the ins and outs of several fiscal sponsorship programs offered by different organizations
  • Hear from community members who have taken this step
  • Get tips for choosing a potential fiscal sponsor
  • Discover if fiscal sponsorship is right for your group

For more information or questions, email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org

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MulchFest at McCarren Park
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

MulchFest at McCarren Park

  • McCarren Park (corner of Lorimer St. & Driggs Ave.) (map)
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Join Greening Greenpoint and NYC Parks for MulchFest 2018!

Come out on Saturday, January 6th and help spread mulch generated during MulchFest around trees in McCarren Park!  You can bring your holiday tree to be recycled into wood chips and take a bag of mulch home with you!  

Tools, gloves, and hot beverages will be provided!

Meet-up will be on the corner of Lorimer St. and Driggs Ave. at 11 a.m.

Sign up with NYC Parks Stewardship using the link below

Then let Greening Greenpoint know you signed up here!

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Dec
13
2:30 PM14:30

Fall 2017 Perennial Giveaway

Free Perennials in Greenpoint!

Register to pick up some perennials for your tree bed Wednesday, December 13th at the PS 110 Monitor Street school yard from 2:30 to 5:30 PM!

Information about each of the perennial species offered can be viewed by following the links below

Thanks for signing up, we hope to see you at the pick-up on December 13th from 2:30-5:30 PM!

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Dec
6
2:30 PM14:30

Fall 2017 Tree Giveaway

Pick up a free tree to plant in your yard in Greenpoint!

Learn about the tree species and complete the registration form by clicking below!

Once you register using the online form, plan to pick up your free tree at PS 110 (124 Monitor St.) in the side schoolyard facing McGolrick Park from 2:30-5:30 PM! 

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FREE Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? Join Partnerships for Parks for a FREE workshop and learn how to get more involved with your community park! Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park

This is a workshop for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park

 Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? Join Partnerships for Parks for a FREE workshop and learn how to get more involved with your community park! Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park

This is a workshop for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Greenpoint Street Tree Volunteer Day
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Greenpoint Street Tree Volunteer Day

LET'S CARE FOR GREENPOINT'S TREES TOGETHER!

Join your fellow tree enthusiasts for a neighborhood-wide tree care event! We’ll be teaching street tree care techniques, connecting you with Greenpointers that live near you, and giving away tree care toolkits. Lunch provided & children welcome.

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Learn street tree care & get your hands dirty! 

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Enjoy lunch & take home a tree care toolkit 

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Brooklyn neighborhood by caring for parks? Then Join Partnerships for Parks for this FREE workshop! 

At this workshop, you will meet other Brooklyn volunteers who support parks, and find out about resources that will help you reach your goals. Topics will include:

  • Working together with the Borough President’s office and Brooklyn Parks officials to make our parks even greater.   
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks.

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders. 

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Vanquishing Fundraising Fears
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Vanquishing Fundraising Fears

Partnerships for Parks and ioby will help you slay common fears about grant writing and crowd funding! We’ll cover tips for becoming a confident, successful fundraiser and share resources for further support. Join us for this FREE workshop! Register below. 

Expert speakers:

  • Michael Mullaley, Partnerships for Parks
  • Ethany Uttech, ioby
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Citizen Pruner Course - Sign Up Today!
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Citizen Pruner Course - Sign Up Today!

Interested in getting more involved in your community and learning about tree pruning? Through the Trees New York Citizen Pruner Course you will learn tree pruning techniques, tree biology, and NYC street tree identification. The course consists of 4 in-classroom sessions and 1 pruning field outing.

If you live or work in Greenpoint (11222 zip) the course fee is reduced to $15!

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McGolrick Park: A Guided Tree Walk
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

McGolrick Park: A Guided Tree Walk

Sophie Plitt of Greening Greenpoint will be hosting a guided tree walk through the beautiful McGolrick Park! McGolrick Park is known for its dense canopy of mature, shady trees. Together you'll look at these trees, learn the various species growing in the park, and share some tips for identifying trees in NYC.

On this walk you'll also learn about Greening Greenpoint and the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance. MPNA is a group of organized community leaders and residents working to improve McGolrick Park and our neighborhood. Find out how you can become a part of this organization and help to steward this beautiful park!

Meet at the center of McGolrick Park - under the monument.

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Partnerships Academy Workshop - Get Involved with Your Park!
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Partnerships Academy Workshop - Get Involved with Your Park!

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get involved with supporting parks.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who alsocare about your park

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders. This workshop is geared towards people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Getting $ For Your Green Space
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Getting $ For Your Green Space

Come to this session to learn about how you can bring funding to your park! 

We’ll share everything you need to know about timelines and eligibility. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from a park group that has been successful in raising funds from elected officials for a park in their district.

Speakers:

Kate Spellman, Chief of Community Outreach and Partnership Development, NYC Parks

Steven Kirby, Government Relations, NYC Parks

Emily Walker, Director of Outreach, NY4P, and Citywide Steering Committee for PBNYC

Marlene Pantin, Red Hook Conservancy  

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