On September 18, 2021 BGI celebrated the first-ever Greenway Garden Party — an outdoor cocktail party benefiting BGI and our mission to create a greener, stronger, and healthier Brooklyn. 

It was our first in-person community gathering in almost 2 years where we celebrated to commemorated the Greenway’s role as vibrant outdoor space for transportation, recreation, and community during the pandemic. BGI was thrilled to honor NYC DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman for his leadership to advance greenways citywide and shape the city’s future transportation and open space landscape. During his tenure, he has established new bike lanes on the Brooklyn and Queensborough Bridges, added thousands of public bike racks on city streets, expanded the Open Streets program, and re-invigorated DOT’s long-standing commitment to the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

The event was held at BGI’s Naval Cemetery Landscape, BGI’s memorial meadow and sacred grove located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, and supporters for making it a night to remember!

Commissioner Gutman accepts 2021 Building Connections Award

2021 Sponsors