Andrea Parker, Executive Director on why public space matters now

Faizal Karmali, Board Chair on adapting through a crisis

HONORING Steve Hindy, Co-Founder & Chairman, Brooklyn Brewery 


6:30 PM LIVE  Art Baron & Ingvild Waerhaug Baron

7:15 PM LIVE   Katie Von Schleicher


If we were together, we’d be enjoying delicious beverages from these folks.  Please support our local businesses in this time of crisis!

Christine Petro, Education Director, on adapting GCC school programs to remote learning:

Amy Motzny, Watershed Manager, on planning for neighborhood resiliency:

Natasia Sidarta, Volunteer Program Manager, on supporting stewardship at a distance:

GCC COVID Updates 

  • Education: The education team is collaborating with partner teachers to develop online content and digitize curricula and other essential resources so students can remain engaged. This content will be available to the public in the coming weeks. Resources here.
  • Volunteer Programming: We are providing virtual guidance and resources and encouraging socially distant stewardship activities, working closely with partners in the Gowanus Tree Network, and around the neighborhood. Updates here.
  • Lowlands Nursery: We are taking pre-orders through our online store and scheduling contactless plant, soil, and compost pickups.
  • Green Team: We are working to adjust the schedule and program content for our paid youth apprenticeship program. Updates here
  • Advocacy: We are continuing to develop informative resources and materials for city agencies, stakeholders, and community members. Resources here.