UPCOMING EVENTS:August 2014
RPGA is launching a Queens ARt Intervention day which will give to approximately
ten people grants of $100- 400 to do art interventions in Queens. See articles
in the Brooklyn Reader, The Forum, DNAinfo New York and the
RPGA website to learn
more about this event. QAI Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014. Rain Date
Saturday, August 23rd, at 10:30, hike the Fox Hill Trail at Ward Pound
Ridge Reservation, past the "magic stairs" to the Indian Tepee. The hike
will be followed by "Meet the Animals of The Reservation" at the
Nature Museum with a reservation naturalist. Following the program is an
optional pot luck picnic. Lemonade and Cookies will be provided. Hike is 45
min-1hr. Total program: 2 hrs. Rated moderate due to uneven terrain and some
hills. (Toddlers should be in backpacks.) Meet at Trailside Museum on main road
or meet at Yellow Monkey Village at 10:00 to carpool. Reservation has small car
fee. Led by Bonnie Robins.
Tuesday, July 22, BiomimicryNYC held "The #Regenerative Economy:
Aligning Business and Nature" event. This network building gathering was
attended by over 100 professionals and students, interested in learning more
about an economic system that not only does "less bad" but "more
good". Amy Larkin, author of
"Environmental Debt" and Katherine Collins, author of "The
Nature of Investing" discussed business standards and economic metrics to
create and support a regenerative economy. Our natural world not only sustains
life, but "creates conditions conducive to life". Therefore, it is
not only sustain-able, but regenerative. And biomimicry is a tool that can be
utilized to help build an economy that "creates conditions conducive to
life". Seeing nature as our mentor, model and measure, rather than a
warehouse of goods. For more info on the event visit: bit.ly/BizNature
is complete. See DNAinfo New York and the Queens Cornicle for
reviews of the art installment.
Association held their first communityevent, Butternut Blues Jam, on August 2 from 3-5pm at Forbus Butternut Park featuring the Butternut Blues Open Mic,
singers, food, Praise Dancers, literature from six different environmental and
ecological groups as well as demonstrations on controlling invasive species
from a Sierra Club Rep.
Gulick Park in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center are hosting the Urban Drive-In, July 10, 17,
24, and 31: four evenings of outdoor movie magic this July. Bring a chair or a
blanket to sit on.
Rock Trail Hike
at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation,
Saturday July 19, 9am: Explore the
southeast quadrant and newest trail at WPRR, with its diverse biotic
communities and beauty. Rated Moderate/difficult due to length and terrain. 4
miles. Wear Hiking boots/shoes and bring plenty of water. The hike will be led
by Jim Nordgren and Peter Gross.
News CitAc Summer, 2014
Trust received designation as a 501c3 organization from the IRS. They have
helped preserve over 1,000 acres in Lewisboro since its founding in 1994, and
now focus on “linking people with the land” by maintaining the town’s preserves
and offering the community many ways to use and enjoy them. We wish them the
best of luck and look forward to hearing about their organization’s continued
As well, Abingdon Square
Conservancy received designation as a 501c3 organization from the IRS. The
Conservancy’s mission is to restore, manage and enhance the Square. We wish them the
best of luck and look forward to hearing about their continued
RVGA is having a
good growing season! See this article in the
Shawangunk Journal by Terence P. Ward on farming in the region.
White Roof Project was featured in an article by PR Newswire about an upcoming event in which the White Roof Project
and a team of Lend Lease volunteers will host a two-day event at Two Bridges
Neighborhood Council in Lower Manhattan, to paint Two Bridges Neighborhood
Council's Senior Housing facility roof white.
C4B is looking
for volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help out for just two hours per month.
To sign up online at VolunteerSpot, send an e-mail to Natalia, the volunteer
coordinator, at snucre @ optonline.net. She will then send you the link to
Volunteer Spot, along with more details. See here for garden
hours and location.