The NEW New York is GreenHomeNYC’s interpretation of a city block party. Street fairs and block parties have always been a part of the summer experience here, bringing neighborhoods together, culture to the streets and celebration to public spaces. The NEW New York re-invents this tradition to bring home ideas for greening our built environment for the residents of the city.
A core component of the event is to use the street-scape and surroundings as a “classroom.” In addition to leaving behind a block transformed with examples of a greener city, such as a newly planted tree, activities will be tied into the immediate environs, such as tours of a nearby green building. The day’s activities will be multifaceted, incorporating educational workshops covering a wide array of topics, hands-on demonstrations by exhibitors, and, tours of green buildings, companies, and local natural resources. Activities will benefit anyone on the green spectrum from curious to committed.
The event will take place annually each autumn and occupy one street block. This year they are taking over 3rd Street between Bond and Hoyt in the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus Canal neighborhood of Brooklyn on October 2nd.
Maybe next year they will be in your neighborhood.
See their Schedule Of Events page for this year’s details and get green.