Water bottle sculpture in progress. Photo via Fickr's Pavement Pieces.
Recycling: an important part of life in the city and yet still a mystery to some. Do you know what those little numbers on the plastic container mean? What about the printer cartridges or microwave pizza disks: can you even recycle those? Can you can make a serious difference by just recycling that Poland Spring (or not buying one at all)? If you want to do your civic duty but you’re scratching your head when standing at the bins, we have some free, entertaining ways you can learn about going green in Greenpoint this week. Managing waste in these tight quarters is, after all, a cost we all share.
First, on Thursday, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection teams up with GrowNYC to show the video Green Apple: Recycling as part of their speaker and movie series. The video won an Emmy for environmental programming, so its definitely not dull. You’ll get to find out way more about recycling than you ever thought possible, plus local resources for recycling. Refreshments are served, and its FREE! The fun starts at 6:00 and its at the DEP Visitor Center at Newtown Creek, 328 Greenpoint Ave. at Humbolt Street.
Then, on Saturday from 11am and 3pm you can stop by the DEP Visitor Center again to help help build a water bottle sculpture to promote the high quality of New York City drinking water and recycling awareness. Uncork your inner Duchamp and help out for a good cause. You can also donate bottles for this event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]