FREE Outdoor Movies 2018

FREE Outdoor Movies 2018

There’s no better way to enjoy our beautiful public parks than to catch an outdoor summer movie. It’s a perfect excuse to grab your family and friends, pack a picnic basket and spread a community blanket.  And lucky us!  We have a full schedule of summer movies to choose from right here in our neighborhood… Read More

P.S. 31’s No Idling Campaign

P.S. 31’s No Idling Campaign

Inspired by the Eco-Schools USA Healthy Schools Pathway and with the goal of improving air quality in the community, all four Greenpoint Eco-Schools (P.S. 31, P.S. 34, P.S. 110 and M.S. 126) launched No Idling campaigns this spring semester. Idling vehicles contribute to air pollution which is linked to asthma, allergies, and other serious health… Read More

Eco Hero: Mara Moss

Eco Hero: Mara Moss

How Do You Color New York City? When I was a child, nature meant an impossible wildness, the pinnacle of beauty and wonder and isolation. To be in nature meant to be in the deepest forest, the Amazon — nothing short of a natural wonder. My mother’s garden, the huge oak trees in our front yard, the… Read More

Domino Park Opens!

Domino Park Opens!

Defunct yet history-laden Williamsburg waterfront now transformed into fresh life. The brand new Domino Park sitting in the shadow of the Domino Sugar Factory is a show stopper. The 6-acre park boasts a playground with unique children’s play structures, grassy lawn areas to sit on, wooden loungers to recline and gaze at sweeping unobstructed panorama… Read More

MS 126’s Keepers of The Earth Take Governor’s Island

MS 126’s Keepers of The Earth Take Governor’s Island

By MS 126 Class 601. As part of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program at John Ericsson Middle School for Environmental Engineering’s (aka MS 126), 6th grade Social Studies students recently visited Governor’s Island’s Teaching Garden to experience and understand – up close and personal – the systems embedded in farming. Students planted, harvested, shifted compost, watered… Read More

Let’s Festival!

Let’s Festival!

A Primer for our 11th annual Go Green! BK Festival Now in its 11th year, the GoGreen BK! Festival offers the North Brooklyn communities a chance to get out into our best and biggest park (McCarren Park), learn about the world that surrounds us, and explore how we might all help shoulder the task of… Read More

Meet the Exhibitors

Meet the Exhibitors

A selection of participants in this year’s GoGreen BK! Festival The DNA of the average festival has more in common with a party than a market.  By this, I mean that festivals are social affairs first and foremost; places where communities of interest gather to expand their networks face-to-face, and meet others engaged in similar… Read More

Eco-Schools Journal: Music to Inspire Change

The Voice of Young Songwriters @ PS 110 By Fran Agnone, Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach @PS 110 When I was in 4th grade I held a leadership position in my elementary school as a guard on Safety Patrol. I wore a bright orange belt and sash that gave me the authority to urge other students… Read More

How Green Was My Vacant Lot

How Green Was My Vacant Lot

Liz Christy and the birth of the Urban Gardening Movement In the almost 50 years that they have been active, New York’s community gardens have become beloved contributors to city life. Scattered across the 5 boroughs, our community gardens are most densely concentrated in those areas of the city which are or were historically home… Read More