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Gowanus Green + Blue - 10th Birthday Bash

Join us on June 19th to launch Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC's Next Great Park

Gowanus Lowlands is the emerging vision for a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connecting the surrounding watershed. This vision builds on two years of collaboration with the community to identify priorities for the future of Gowanus. With SCAPE Landscape Architecture, we have worked to integrate these community priorities into the Lowlands blueprint.

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Enjoy drinks, dancing and live music with the fabulous Blue Dahlia, led by neighborhood local Dahlia Dumont.

Blue Dahlia plays a fun mix of reggae, dancehall, tango, klezmer, cumbia and ska, underneath sweet melodies of the accordion, ukulele and violin, and sultry, edgy vocals in French, Spanish and English. We'll hear from their full, electric band ensemble who play in venues and festivals around the world.

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Check out our Flickr for pictures from last year's party!

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The Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC’s Next Great Park

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Gowanus Lowlands envisions a network of parks and public spaces centered on the Gowanus Canal and connected to its surrounding watershed. A vibrant system that prioritizes access for everyone, the Lowlands will shine a light on the canal’s history and singular beauty against a backdrop of a healthy environment and safe, connected streets. Residents, workers and visitors will be able to fully engage with all Gowanus has to offer, from its native plants and wildlife, to its thriving industry, to its hidden creeks and hypnotic waterway.

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Gowanus ArtLab Workshops 2017

Jessica Dalrymple at Artlab

Whole Foods Esplanade, SW Corner (near the water), 214 3rd St, Brooklyn 11215
[Click here for exact location]
RSVP for all workshops here.

ArtLab Gowanus is a popup structure on the Whole Foods Esplanade that hosts monthly site-specific FREE art workshops, taught by local artists.

The “lab” is a steel-framed pop-up structure that provides flexible workspace for groups and individuals. There are built-in work surfaces, as well as storage for smaller drawing boards that participants can borrow for use in the nearby bench seating or around the neighborhood. By offering a space along the canal for site-specific art-making, this structure places value on different ways of seeing an often maligned water body and its surrounding neighborhood. It acts as a new lens along the Gowanus Canal, opening up opportunities for discovery through art and stewardship.

July Featured Artist: Gabriel Willow

Saturday, June 17, 12:00-2:00pm
From the Canal, Found Watercolor Compositions with Suzy Kopf
Participants will be led on a 20 minute walking excursion around Whole Foods and will look for articles of post consumer waste (discarded toys, plastic remnants, objects that generally feel out of place around the Canal) as well as any organic materials that are detached from plants (twigs, leaves, fallen flowers and rocks). Once everyone has collected an object or several objects, materials will be arranged as a shared still life set up and participants will compose a picture from life using a homemade viewfinder. Suzy will demonstrate observational watercolor painting— how to sketch the composition, paint from light to dark, reserve whites and control the water media.
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Wednesday, July 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Nature Journaling in the Urban Wilderness
This workshops combines elements of nature observation and botanical illustration. Plants are an excellent subject matter, as they tend to stay still. Participants will look for various plants near the canal, whether invasive weeds, medicinal species, or native wildflowers. Often these species are overlooked, but even a small crack in the sidewalk or sunny corner of a parking lot can be home to a beautiful diversity of resilient plant-life. 
Participants will sketch them using pen and pencil techniques, noting as many details about their form and habits as possible.  Approximately 30 minutes will be spent looking for subject matter, and the remaining 90 minutes will be spent practicing various techniques such as blind contour drawing, gesture drawing, and more detailed representational drawing to examine the form of our subject matter. Participants are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks, but we will provide sketchbooks, paper, and writing utensils as needed.

Gabriel Willow is a natural history illustrator; he also keeps nature journals.  His primary focus is on educating people about the ecology that surrounds us in urban environments.

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Gowanus Canal Watershed: Open Sewer Atlas NYC

In partnership with Open Sewer Atlas NYC, we've developed a guide to the Gowanus Canal Watershed - a tool to advocate for open data on sewer infrastructure. Click on the below images to view the map up close!

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For more information about this project or questions about Open Sewer Atlas NYC, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can follow their project and check out their interactive sewer map at: openseweratlas.tumblr.com.

Cartography and GIS analysis by Korin Tangtrakul. Graphic design by Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Information used in the creation of this document was sourced from the NYC DEP Long Term Control Plan and Green Infrastructure Plan. GIS shapefiles were sourced from the NYC DEP, DCP, DOT, AND DoITT.

Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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GCC Pop-Up Nursery

Plant Sales 2017

June 10th, The Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn 11215 (enter zip in Google)

By appointment at Carroll & Nevins St. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 718-541-4378. 

GCC Nursery: 431 Carroll Street, Brooklyn NY 11215

Get your native perennials in Gowanus, Brooklyn!

Volunteers and students help us grow a wide array of mostly native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. The plants we grow are installed in gardens throughout the Gowanus Watershed, and are also for sale. See a list of plants currently available here. Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens. See here for more details.

Thanks to Alloy for hosting and Greenbelt Native Plant Center and Apiary Studio for supporting our 2017 Nursery.

  

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