Friday, May 8, 2009

Brooklyn Greenway related news and events

Whenever I get an email from the Brooklyn Greenway, its so full of good events and information that i've resorted to just copying and pasting the whole thing here.......

BKLYN DESIGNS Bike Park, St. Ann's Warehouse

Saturday, May 9th, 12:00-6:00PM Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is teaming up with the BKLYN DESIGNS showcase to provide free "valet" bike parking across from St. Ann's Warehouse on Saturday, May 9th, 12:00-6:00PM. See you there! More info

Columbia Greenway Clean-Up

Saturday, May 9th, 10:00-11:30AM Celebrate Bike Month by lending a hand at our monthly greenway cleanup! Meet at BGI's office, 145 Columbia Street; gloves and tools provided, all ages welcome. More info

Get Your Tickets Today for New Views 2009!

Thursday, June 18th, 6:00PM-9:00PM Show your support for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway by attending New Views 2009, our annual benefit! It will be held on Thursday,
June 18th
at IKEA Brooklyn's Erie Basin Park, which includes the first privately funded and implemented section of the Greenway. This year, we are thrilled to honor Christopher O. Ward, Executive Director, The Port Authority of NY & NJ; IKEA Brooklyn and Mike Baker, Store Manager; and Transportation Alternatives. More info and tickets

Pulaski Bridge Walk + Ride Evening Commute

Friday, May 15th, 6:00PM Join Transportation Alternatives and the Pulaski Adopt-A-Bike Lane Initiative for a special Bike Month celebration & advocacy event to support safe walking, cycling and driving on the Pulaski Bridge. Meet at Jackson Avenue & 11th Street, Long Island City. After-party at The Creek, with happy hour continuing until 9:00PM!

"It's My Park Day" Shoreline Clean-Up

Saturday, May 16th, 1:00-5:00PM Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative for the "It's My Park Day" shoreline cleanup at Valentino Park in Red Hook. This event is taking place in partnership with the Red Hook Boaters, who will be providing free walk-up canoe rides all afternoon! More info

MillionTreesNYC Coupon Program

Ongoing through June 15th Help the City reach its PlaNYC goal of planting 1 million trees by 2017! This program provides you with a $20 discount on eligible trees and is good through June 15th. Here's more info about participating nurseries, opportunities for tree planting, and the MillionTreesNYC organization.

Donate Now and Help Build the Greenway!

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is quickly becoming a reality – please help to sustain the momentum by supporting BGI with a contribution today! You can donate now or mail your check to Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, 145 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231.

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