Future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Tour

May 25th, 2012 by

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative for our annual spring bike tour along the northern 10 miles of the planned Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway route. This is a guided ride at a family-friendly pace, with stops for restrooms and water. Make sure your bicycle is in good working order and bring a spare tube, extra water, sunscreen, snacks and a camera!

We’ll ride from Greenpoint to Red Hook, and then loop back to Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for those who would like to attend the Governors Island Family Festival and/or tour the OpSail 2012 visiting vessels. PortSide has prepared a local guide that includes details about the ships docking on the Brooklyn piers.

To RSVP, send your full name to ride2012@brooklyngreenway.org. Ride is free but you must pre-register by Friday at 5:00pm!

 

Ride start: Meet at the northernmost end of Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, on the shores of Newtown Creek. Please arrive by 9:30AM to check in. Note: There are no restrooms at the ride start.
Public transit: G to Greenpoint Av (Brooklyn); 7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Av (Queens)

 

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

May 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Saturday afternoon hours on May 5, May 12, June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 1:00PM-7:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

May 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Thursday evening hours on May 3, May 17, June 7, and June 21, 5:00PM-8:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Greenway Clean-Ups: Columbia Street

May 25th, 2012 by

Our monthly clean-ups continue along the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Please join us on Saturday, June 9th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Tools and gloves provided, all ages welcome!

Columbia Street: Meet at BGI’s office, 153 Columbia Street between Kane & Degraw.

*Weather Update* In case of rain, please call BGI’s office at 718.522.0193 after 8:30AM on Saturday. If the clean-up has been cancelled, there will be an outgoing message to that effect. If there is no message, the clean-up is still on!

To RSVP and for more details, contact Brian at bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org or 718.522.0193.

 

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

May 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Saturday afternoon hours on May 5, May 12, June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 1:00PM-7:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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BGI Gallery: Ceramics by Kathryn Robinson-Millen

May 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery is a quarterly series of art openings and shows featuring artists that live or work in neighborhoods along the route of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The current show features the ceramic arts of Kathryn Robinson-Millen. Kathryn studied ceramics in England and has worked and exhibited both there and in New York where she now lives. Her inspiration comes from observing and drawing natural and man-made forms such as rocks, pebbles, plants, earthworks and stone monoliths. She transfers the strong lines and textures to clay, working with porcelain, white earthenware, stoneware and terra cotta combined with slips, oxides, sgrafitto and glazes. The finished pieces can be functional or purely sculptural, organic and architectural, ranging from bold and graphic to minimal and serene.

30% of proceeds will be donated by the artist to support BGI’s work. All purchasers will also receive a one-year BGI membership. Thanks to our gallery sponsor: Waterfront Wines & Spirits at One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The gallery will have special Saturday afternoon hours on May 5, May 12, June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23, 1:00PM-7:00PM. For more information: art@brooklyngreenway.org.

BGI is located at 153 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11231. Directions: F/G to Bergen or Carroll; B61 to Columbia Street. BGI is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM or by appointment: 718.522.0193.

 

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour

May 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn Navy Yard Bicycle Tour
Sunday, June 17, 2012 / 12:30PM-2:30PM

Pedal along with us on this bicycle tour as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the US Green Buildings Council.

Tickets: $24/person (10% off for BGI members; use discount code “GoBGI”). Advance ticket purchase is required. Must bring your own bicycle and helmet. Go to www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687 to book public or private tours.

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