Daffodils in Spring along the Brooklyn Greenway


Spring has sprung in Brooklyn!

Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and the Greenway is buzzing with activity. 2020 was the busiest year to date as more than 1.3 million people came to the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway for transportation, exercise and fresh air, and to safely connect with family and friends.

BGI is working harder than ever to expand vital open space in NYC by working towards the completion of the 26-mile Greenway and advocating for a fully connected, 400-mile NYC greenway network.

Meanwhile, BGI’s Naval Cemetery Landscape is resuming summer hours and opening to the public 5 days a week so more people can enjoy the spring bloom.

Join us to support the expansion of greenways and access to nature in NYC!


Adopt A Native Plant or Tree along the Greenway for Bike Month!

Your donations to BGI support stewardship of the Greenway and the Naval Cemetery Landscape — consider donating a plant or tree at the NCL on behalf or in honor of a loved one. Your gift will support NYC’s ecology and vital bees, birds, and butterflies! All adopted items will receive a digital certificate of recognition*:

$25 — Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) supports Eastern carpenter bees and brown-belted bumblebees throughout the year.

$50 — Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) supports long tongued bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds.

$100 — Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) is a host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.

$250 — Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) supports butterflies and hummingbirds by providing nectar, and goldfinches and orioles by providing nesting material.

$500 — Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis) supports butterflies and hummingbirds by providing nectar, and chickadees and goldfinches by providing seeds.

$1,000 — New Street Tree adjacent to the Greenway and the entrance to Naval Cemetery Landscape.

$2,500 — Plaza planter on the Greenway on Atlantic Avenue or Imlay Street — with digital certificate.

$3,000 — Plaza planter on the Greenway on Atlantic Avenue or Imlay Street — with physical recognition signage.

*Certificates will be sent digitally; we are unable to offer plaques or physical recognition on any items except Plaza Planters.

Your Donation Counts

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. BGI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.