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Sat Apr
19
1:00p - 3:00p

The Twists and Turns of Green-Wood

Presented by Green-Wood


Green-Wood’s Superintendent of Grounds will Discuss the Genius of Its Original Designer David Bates Douglass A trolley tour of the grounds will follow the talk
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Tue Apr
22
7:30p - 9:30p

Open Sesame the Story of Seeds Earth Day Screening, Q&A and Seed Swap

Presented by Open Sesame Project


One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. Featuring Vandana Shiva and some of the greatest Seed Keepers of our time, this timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: SEEDS. Join us for this special Earth Day screening with a Q&A and informal seed swap to follow. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
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Wed Apr
23
:p - 12:30p

PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS ANHD's 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION

Presented by ASSOCIATION FOR NEIGHBORHOOD & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT


DEVELOPING, MANAGING & MAINTAINING YOUR HOUSING PORTFOLIO: Best Practices in Green Housing Development, Asset & Property Management and Facility Maintenance of Affordable Multi-Family Housing. The classes in this popular training series are geared for developers, owners, project managers, building managers, superintendents, maintenance & back office staff of nonprofit housing agencies that develop, manage and maintain affordable housing, with an emphasis on energy-efficient management, conservation and reducing operating costs. The course will be presented by affordable housing and energy experts, architects, construction managers and contractors, professional property managers & real estate professionals. Register at http://www.anhd.org/? page_id=2391
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Sat Apr
26
12:00p - 07:00p

St. George Day Festival

Presented by Community Association of Tompkinsville Park Promot


A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day & the Arts Saturday, April 26, 2014, Noon to 7pm Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island FREE (Staten Island, Friday, March 27, 2014) – The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and arts celebration, will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from Noon to 7pm in and around Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island. This free, North Shore event -- a community pageant, performing arts showcase, literary event and interactive science fair rolled into one -- will include kids’ activities, family- oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts and Earth Day demonstrations. Three of St. George Day’s signature offerings, the Earth Day Zone, the Festival Dragon Parade, and the giant puppet spectacle,“St. George & the Friendly Dragon,” will again be presented. An Earth Day event like no other, the festival invites visitors to imagine the possibilities of what their neighborhood can be when bonded by a deep commitment to the arts, humanities, and the environment. For more details, visit www.stgeorgedaysi.com.
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Fri May
9
Tue May
20
:p - 7:00p

ENCOUNTERS: An Architectural Exhibition

Presented by American Institute of Architects


ENCOUNTERS represents an architectural installation created to discover, explore, and display the work of Spanish practice luis vidal + architects (LVA)—a celebration of their vision and main projects over the last ten years, including the soon-to- be-inaugurated Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport, scheduled to open in June 2014. A “vertical garden” planted by hand: the installation (6,000 “flowers”, 80 projects, 18 cities) will take the viewer through a personal journey along the conceptual map of Luis Vidal and his collaborators. ENCOUNTERS is an interactive exhibition with a surprising touch of augmented reality. Welcome to the world of LVA. Expect the unexpected. ENCOUNTERS will be open to the public from May 9 until May 20. Please visit http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php ?section=upcoming&expid=276 for more information such as hours and directions to the New York Center for Architecture. About luis vidal + architects (LVA): In 2004 Luis Vidal founded luis vidal + architects (LVA). Since then, LVA has developed more than 80 projects of different scales, many of which have been recognized with prestigious awards. In 2005, LVA was awarded first prize in the International Competition for the new Zaragoza International Airport, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Mies Van der Rohe Award and recent prizewinner at the International Tourist Fair 2012 (Fitur) for the airport’s AENOR Energy Efficiency Certification.
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Thu May
15

NYC Water Week

Presented by The Atlantic Cup


Thursday, May 15th, Hornblower Cruises and Events will host Water Week NYC on board the Hornblower Hybrid. Join investors, entrepreneurs and civic leaders during this inaugural event to launch NYC as a global water innovation hub. Confirmed speakers include: David Rockefeller, Jr., Paul Goodman Billybey Ferry Company, Sebastian Schlebusch Nextbike, Brad Dockser Green Generation Solution. Tickets are limited and range in price from $35-$85. To purchase a ticket, please go to: www.nycwaterweek.com Admission: $35-$85
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Thu May
15
6:00p - 9:00p

Living on the Edge

Presented by The Atlantic Cup


Thursday May 15th from 6:00pm-9:00pm America's most sustainable sailing race, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing hosts Living on the Edge 2.0. Hosted by Grist.org Founder Chip Giller, this evening event complete with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres features exciting group of speakers who are leading the way in technological innovation on the water. Confirmed speakers include Wendy Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation; Cameron Clark, Hornblower Cruises & Events; Richard Jenkins, Saildrone; Ryan Williams, Method. Living on the Edge 2.0 is sponsored by Hornblower Cruises and Events and the event will be held aboard their state of the art Hybrid vessel at Pier 25 in New York City. A very limited number of tickets are available. To purchase please go to: www.nycwaterweek.com Admission: $50-$85
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Fri Jun
6
Sun Jun
8
:p - 7:p

Gateway to Nations Pow Wow 2014

Presented by Redhawk Native American Arts Council


Gateway to Nations Pow Wow is a full contest Pow Wow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers and performing groups from across the Americas. There will be over 40 artist booths selling crafts, jewelry, food and more. Other highlights of the event include authentic cuisine: buffalo burgers, venison stew and corn soup. Visitors can interact with representatives from tribs of the Lakota, Navajo, Mohawk, Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Mayan, Samoan, Hawaiian and many more. There is a live bird of prey exhibit, pony rides and tipi raising.
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Sat Apr
19
10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Green Threads

Presented by Brooklyn Children's Museum


Brooklyn Children's Museum is New York City's first green museum, as certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The 'Green Threads' initiative uses the Museum's LEED-certified building as a platform to teach about sustainable choices. 'Green Threads' increases awareness of what it means to "think green" and helps build skills people will use to reshape their communities and the world.
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Sun Apr
20
10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Green Threads

Presented by Brooklyn Children's Museum


Brooklyn Children's Museum is New York City's first green museum, as certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The 'Green Threads' initiative uses the Museum's LEED-certified building as a platform to teach about sustainable choices. 'Green Threads' increases awareness of what it means to "think green" and helps build skills people will use to reshape their communities and the world.
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