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Gowanus Green + Blue - 10th Birthday Bash

Join us on June 19th to launch Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC's Next Great Park

Gowanus Lowlands is the emerging vision for a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connecting the surrounding watershed. This vision builds on two years of collaboration with the community to identify priorities for the future of Gowanus. With SCAPE Landscape Architecture, we have worked to integrate these community priorities into the Lowlands blueprint.

Click here to purchase your tickets to Gowanus Green + Blue

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Enjoy drinks, dancing and live music with the fabulous Blue Dahlia, led by neighborhood local Dahlia Dumont.

Blue Dahlia plays a fun mix of reggae, dancehall, tango, klezmer, cumbia and ska, underneath sweet melodies of the accordion, ukulele and violin, and sultry, edgy vocals in French, Spanish and English. We'll hear from their full, electric band ensemble who play in venues and festivals around the world.

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Check out our Flickr for pictures from last year's party!

Purchase Gowanus Green + Blue tickets here

The Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC’s Next Great Park

Gowanus Lowlands envisions a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connected to its surrounding watershed. A vibrant system that prioritizes access for everyone, the Lowlands will shine a light on the canal’s history and singular beauty against a backdrop of a healthy environment and safe, connected streets. Residents, workers and visitors will be able to fully engage with all Gowanus has to offer, from its native plants and wildlife, to its thriving industry, to its hidden creeks and hypnotic waterway.

Learn more here

Gowanus ArtLab Workshops 2017

Jessica Dalrymple at Artlab

Whole Foods Esplanade, SW Corner (near the water), 214 3rd St, Brooklyn 11215
[Click here for exact location]
RSVP for all workshops here.

ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific FREE art workshops, taught by local artists.

The “lab” is a steel-framed pop-up structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. There are built-in work surfaces, as well as storage for smaller drawing boards that participants can borrow for use in the nearby bench seating or around the neighborhood. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship.

June Featured Artist: Suzy Kopf

Saturday, June 17, 12:00-2:00pm
From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions with Suzy Kopf
Participants will be led on a 20 minute walking excursion around Whole Foods and will look for articles of post consumer waste (discarded toys, plastic remnants, objects that generally feel out of place around the Canal) as well as any organic materials that are detached from plants (twigs, leaves, fallen flowers and rocks). Once everyone has collected an object or several objects, materials will be arranged as a shared still life set up and participants will compose a picture from life using a homemade viewfinder. Suzy will demonstrate observational watercolor painting— how to sketch the composition, paint from light to dark, reserve whites and control the water media.
RSVP for From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions on Eventbrite 

Saturday, June 17, 12:00-2:00pm
From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions with Suzy KopfParticipants will be led on a 20 minute walking excursion around Whole Foods and will look for articles of post consumer waste (discarded toys, plastic remnants, objects that generally feel out of place around the Canal) as well as any organic materials that are detached from plants (twigs, leaves, fallen flowers and rocks). Once everyone has collected an object or several objects, materials will be arranged as a shared still life set up and participants will compose a picture from life using a homemade viewfinder. Suzy will demonstrate observational watercolor painting— how to sketch the composition, paint from light to dark, reserve whites and control the water media.
RSVP for From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions on Eventbrite  

GCC Pop-Up Nursery

Plant Sales 2017

June 10th, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

By appointment at Carroll & Nevins St. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 718-541-4378. 

Saturday June 10th, 10am-1pm, GCC Nursery: 431 Carroll Street, Brooklyn NY 11215

Get your native perennials this spring!

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of mostly native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. These plants will be installed in gardens throughout the Watershed, and are also for sale. See list of plants currently available here. Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens. See here for more details.

Thanks to Alloy for hosting and Greenbelt Native Plant Center for supporting our 2016 Nursery.

  

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