A series of climate change-focused events and meetups over the next two weeks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg will mark Climate Week NYC, which coincides with the UN Climate Action Summit. The events are helping draw attention to the global climate crisis and to spark action. A large-scale climate strike will happen this Friday at noon at Foley Square and over one million NYC students have been granted permission to skip class to participate.
The local events kick off tonight with a happy hour from the NY League of Conservation Voters and culminate with a Tidal Toast hosted by Newtown Creek Alliance and Broadway Stages. Here’s the full list of events from the North Brooklyn Chamber Environmental Initiatives Committee:
New York League of Conservation Voters Emerging Leaders Happy Hour:
Tuesday 9/17, 6 pm – 8 pm Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th St. “Transportation in the Age of Climate Change”.
PURCHASE TICKETS ($35-$250)
North Brooklyn Neighbors Poster Making Party:
Thursday 9/19, 2 pm – 5 pm, 240 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Prepare for the Global Climate Strike on Friday with an amazing poster! Open to the public FREE
NYC Climate Strike:
Friday 9/20, 12 pm Foley Sq., NYC
A historic Climate Strike by students worldwide. Everyone is welcome to participate. FREE
REPOPULATIONS, Opening Reception, NOoSPHERE Arts:
Saturday 9/21, 6 pm – 8 pm, 520 Kingsland Avenue
Ecological Art Exhibit. Open to the public. FREE
4th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival:
Saturday 9/21, 2 pm – 6 pm 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
Open to the public, a family friendly environmental festival celebrating wildflowers, art, and Newtown Creek. FREE
Waste Management Green Locomotive Ride Event:
Thursday 9/26, 3 pm – 6:30 pm
North Brooklyn Chamber Members Only. Space Limited. Learn more about Waste Management and the Atlantic Railway’s project to reduce emissions in their transportation. FREE
Green Roof Conference:
Friday 9/27, 8 am – 5 pm, Javits Center, NYC
Organized by the Green Roof Researchers Alliance, green roof tours.
Space Limited PURCHASE TICKETS ($15-$30)
Clean Cruise Climate Street Art Viewing Celebration by Greenpoint Earth:
Friday 9/27, 5-8 pm 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
Space limited. Boat cruise from Lower Manhattan to Newtown Creek. Viewing recently completed mural and rooftop wildflower meadow. FREE
Extinction Rebellion Benefit Concert:
Massive Attack, DJ Set: Saturday 9/28, 11 pm – 4 am, Webster Hall, NYC PURCHASE TICKETS ($45 and UP)
Tidal Toast: A Celebration of Newtown Creek :
Thursday 10/3, 5:30 pm 9:30pm 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
Support Newtown Creek Alliance, the voice of Newtown Creek.
PURCHASE TICKETS ($75 – $5,000)