2010 Calendar of Events

Aug 8, 1:45pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour

Pedal along with us as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard's transition from naval shipbuilding facility 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.
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Spectacular sunset over the Red Hook Marine Terminal

Past Events - 2010

July 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BQE Enhancement Project Community Workshop

July 18, 10am
2nd Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride

June 23, 6 -9pm
New Views Benefit 2010

June 12, 10am - 11:30am
Columbia Street Clean-Up

June 12, 3pm – 5pm
Williamsburg Street Clean-Up

June 5
Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival

June 6
Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour

May 23
Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tours

May 7 - 9

May 8
Columbia Street Clean-Up

Future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Tour
May 1, 2010

DOT Planning Workshop: Greenpoint/Williamsburg (CB1)
Thursday, April 22nd

Saturday, April 10
Columbia Street Clean-Up

Tuesday, April 13
DOT Planning Workshop: Red Hook (CB6)

NYC DOT Greenway Workshop: Sunset Park (CB7)
Thursday, April 8th

NYC DOT Greenway Workshop: Downtown Brooklyn (CB2)
Thursday, March 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

BGI Presentation to Community Board 6
Thursday January 21, 6:30pm

Past Events - 2009

Saturday, November 21st, 10:00-11:30AM
Columbia Street Greenway - Native Grass Seed Planting!

Saturday, November 14, 10am - 11:30am
Columbia Street Greenway Clean-Up

Sunday, November 8th, 11am - 2pm
2nd Annual Cobble Hill Bike Ride

Thursday, October 29, 7pm - 10pm
"FIND" Your Way to the Greenway for a Party!

Saturday, October 25, 10am - 2pm
Greenway Native Plant Restoration

Saturday, October 3, 10am - 11:30am
Columbia Street Greenway Clean-Up

Sunday, October 4, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Ride / Waterways

Sunday, October 4, 10am - 6pm
Atlantic Antic

Saturday, September 12, 12:00-7:00PM
Columbia Waterfront District Fall Festival

Saturday, September 12, 10:00AM-11:30AM
Columbia Street Greenway Clean-Up

Sunday, August 9, 11:00AM
Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride

Thursdays, July 23-Aug 20, 8:00PM
Red Hook Movies in the Parks

Saturday, July 18, 10am - 4pm
City of Water Day

Saturday, July 11, 10:00-11:30am
Columbia Greenway Clean-Up

Thursday, June 18, 6-9pm
New Views 2009


More New Views 2009 photos »

Thanks to our guests, volunteers and sponsors for making New Views 2009 such a great success!

  • IKEA Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • The Edge Brooklyn
  • One Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Sweet and Low
  • The New Domino
  • The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • Harbor Experience Companies
  • Con Edison
  • Great Jones Realty
  • Quadrozzi Concrete Corporation
Additional Support Provided By

Bikes Belong Coalition, Brooklyn Brewery, DERO Bike Racks, Independence Community Foundation, The J. M. Kaplan Fund, Margaret Palca Bakes, Merck Family Fund, New York Foundation, Old Brooklyn Wine & Liquor Company, Palin Enterprises, R&A Cycles, Red Hook Bait & Tackle, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, T. A. Brooklyn Volunteer Committee, and Thor Equities, LLC.

Saturday, June 13, 10:00-11:30am
Columbia Greenway Clean-Up

Saturday, June 6, 11am - 6pm
Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival

Sunday, May 31
Brooklyn Bike Jumble

Saturday, May 16th, 1 - 3pm
It’s My Park Day

Saturday, May 9th, 12-6pm
BKLYN DESIGNS Greenway Bike Park

Saturday, May 2, 10am
Future Greenway Bike Tour

Thursday, April 16, 5 - 7pm
Volunteer Night

Saturday, April 4, 10:00-11:30am
Columbia Greenway Clean-Up

Monday, March 16 at 6:30pm
CB6 Mtg re: Atlantic Basin & Pier 11

Saturday, March 14th, 10:00-11:30am: Columbia Greenway Clean Up

Saturday, February 14th, 10am: Columbia Greenway Clean Up

Past Events--2008

Saturday, December 13th, 10am
Hot Cocoa, Coffee and a Clean-Up!

November 18, 8pm (doors open at 7pm): Making Way for the Greenway, A Benefit for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

November 16, 1pm: BGI Bike Ride in Greenpoint/Williamsburg

November 8, 10am-12pm: Columbia Greenway Clean Up

October 28, 6:30-8pm: Volunteer Night

October 18, 11am-5pm: Red Hook Harvest Festival

October 11, 10am-12pm: Columbia Greenway Clean Up

October 5: 34th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Fair

September 23rd: Volunteer Night

September 14th: Cobble Hill Association Bike Ride
Cobble Hill Association and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative are hosting a 12-mile casual bike ride that will pass through the Columbia Waterfront District, Red Hook, Park Slope, Prospect Park, and Gowanus, and then loop back to Cobble Hill.

September 13th: Clean Up Columbia
It's not officially open yet, but a ¾ mile off-street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway along Columbia Street (just south of Atlantic Avenue) was paved during August, and it’s being actively used by bicyclists, walkers and runners! Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is now holding monthly clean-ups, in conjunction with the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association, to help keep the new route free of trash and other debris.

September 13th: Columbia Waterfront District Street Fair, 11:00AM-6:00PM. Stop by BGI’s table and say hello!

Wednesday, June 25, 6:00-8:00pm: New Views Fundraiser 2008 held at the Terrace at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Click on the images to enlarge. Photos by Jonathan Barkey.

June 24th, 6:30-8:00pm: Volunteer Night at BGI’s Office,

Sunday, June 15, 11am-6pm: Park Slope’s Chamber of Commerce hosts the Seventh Heaven Street Fair.

Saturday, June 7, 11am-7pm: Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, Valentino Pier

Sunday, June 1st, 11:00AM-6:00PM: Gowanus Goes Green

Sunday, May 25, 8am-12pm: Transportation Alternatives’ Tour de Brooklyn Bike Ride

Tuesday, May 20: Volunteer Night at BGI

Saturday, May 3, 9:30am-12pm: BGI’s 6th Annual Future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Tour

February 26: Volunteer Night

Past Events--2007

Tuesday, December 18th: Volunteer Night at BGI (and Holiday Party, too!)

Tuesday, November 27: Volunteer Night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Monday, November 26: Brooklyn Bridge Park Public Meeting

Tuesday, July 31: Backyard BBQ and Potluck

August 20-Sept 3: BGI’s office will be closed, so we will not have a volunteer night in August. We’ll resume monthly meetings in September.

Thursday, June 28,  New Views: A Benefit Supporting the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway
Our 2007 benefit was held at East River State Park.
> View the
event invitation
> Benefit photos
Benefit article in the Brooklyn Eagle

May 5th, 2007, 5th Annual Brooklyn Greenway Ride
Watch a video about the ride
> View photos from the ride

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 6pm
Greenway Planning Workshop Community Board 1, Brooklyn
> Watch video of the workshop (video by Clarence Eckerson, Jr.)
Read about the workshop in the Greenpoint Star

Saturday, May 5, 9:30am-12:00pm, Future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Tour

Thursday, April 26, 5:00-8:00pm, Commmunity Open House at BGI's new office

March 27, 2007 Volunteer Night at BGI, 6:30-8:00PM

March 8, 2007 BGI’s 3rd Anniversary Party

Feb 27, 2007 Volunteer Night at BGI, 6:30-8:00PM

December 10, 2006 Community Meeting (3:00PM, B61 Bar, 187 Columbia Street)

December 5, 2006 Brooklyn Bridge Park Transportation Access Study Meeting (6:00p.m., St. Francis College Auditorium, 182 Remsen Street)

November 28, 2006 Volunteer Night

November 20, 2006 Piers 7-12 Urban Design Meeting (6:30p.m., LICH)

November 15, 2006 BGI Fundraiser at Pit Stop Bistro (see reply card for details)

October 24, 2006 Volunteer Night

October 21, 2006 Added Value’s Red Hook Harvest Festival

October 12, 2006 EDC Public Meeting re: Piers 7-12 (6:00pm, LICH)

Sept. 28, 2006 CB6 Committee Meeting re: Piers 7-12 (6:30pm, LICH)

Sept. 26, 2006 Volunteer Night

Sept. 23, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: Pirates of the Caribbean (Valentino Pier)

Sept. 21, 2006 EDC Piers 7-12 Presentation (6:30pm, LICH)

Sept. 17, 2006 Atlantic Antic

Sept. 16, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: The Italian Job (Coffey Park)

Sept. 10, 2006 Transportation Alternatives’ NYC Century Bike Tour

Sept. 9, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: Wallace & Grommit (Red Hook Farm)

Sept. 2, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: Madea’s Family Reunion (Valentino Pier)

August 26, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Coffey Park)

August 24, 2006 Bushwick Inlet Master Plan Presentation at North Fork Bank, Greenpoint

August 19, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks: The Future of Food (Red Hook Farm)

July 29, 2006 Red Hook Movies in the Parks (every Saturday through Sept 23)

July 25, 2006 Volunteer Picnic at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

July 20, 2006 Washington University Presentation at Brooklyn Borough Hall

July 1, 2006 City Reliquary Bike Fetish Day, Williamsburg

June 27, 2006 Volunteer Night

June 24, 2006 BGI Brunch at Pit Stop Bistro

June 18, 2006 Seventh Heaven Street Fair, Park Slope

June 4, 2006 Tour de Brooklyn

June 3, 2006 Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival

May 30, 2006 Volunteer Night

May 6, 2006 BGI Spring Bike Tour.

April 25, 2006 Volunteer Night

April 6, 2006 BGI Anniversary Party

March 28, 2006 Volunteer Night

February 28, 2006 Volunteer Night