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North Brooklyn Chamber to Distribute Reusable Bags Sunday (3/1) as Plastic Bag Ban Takes Effect

Reusable bags will be handed out Sunday in North Brooklyn. (Image courtesy of North Brooklyn Chamber)

Are you prepared for the plastic bag ban taking effect this weekend across NY state? Starting on Sunday, March 1st, grocery stores will can no longer distribute plastic bags and a five cent fee will be charged for paper bags in the city.

Lookout for reps from the North Brooklyn Chamber and the chamber’s Environmental Initiatives Committee on Sunday (3/1) who will distribute free reusable bags donated from the NYC Dept. of Sanitation in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg near the following locations: Continue reading

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3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival returns THIS SATURDAY! FREE to enter! (9/22)

Join Kingsland Wildflowers for a fun day celebrating their third season of programming, education, and research at Kingsland Wildflowers. Visitors can explore the half-acre, green roof habitat and native plant garden. North Brooklyn community organizations will be tabling and featuring activities to engage families and children. The festival offers an opportunity to learn about local environmental initiatives while exploring green infrastructure dedicated to native plants and birds.

Activities include:

❀ Tours of green roofs with wildlife and plant experts
❀ Interactive activities for kids and families
❀ Food, beer, live music & special dance performances
❀ Community organizations discussing local conservation projects
❀ 360º panoramic views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens

Music & Dance Performances by:
❀ Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia
❀ Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio
❀ Autumn Kioti & Dakota Bouher


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The LAST Greenpoint Clean-Up is This Weekend (9/30)!

Curb Your Litter

Join the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for the very last Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint neighborhood clean up day with the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance on Saturday, Sept 30 at 10am! The group will meet in McGolrick Park and spread out to pick up litter from the the southeast section of our neighborhood.  FREE LUNCH included! Continue reading

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