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A collaborative celebration with @newtoncreek @NOoSpherearts @broadwaystages @alivestructures @create.art.performance

It was the perfect day into a glorious sunset with music, dance and plants for sale #bonus !

Highlights:
The mural!
@daniellebknyc + @lexibellaart
@greenpointinnovations always suprises and delights with the deep messaging and creativity of their collaborative projects.

The Dancers! @quaba_ernest @nikki_darnault

The Musical performances! @katygunn @elsanilssonmusic

The #CALLTOACTION @nonbkpipeline Sat 8/7 @5pm Rally and march

Special guest plucked right from @NewtownCreek - the striped bass! Apparently it can be eaten because they run up and down the coast - just passing through the #superfundsite

Let this be your teaser for more of the ‘We are Nature’ rooftop series that runs til Sept 26, 2021
Grab the merch and help support the mission.

#greenpointcommunityenvironmentfund #kingslandwildflowers #newtowncreek #NOoSpherearts

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@kingslandwildflowers festival

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An integral piece of the ecosystem within the
@RiverStreetFarmCollective
On the water in #Williamsburg #BK with an additional location on @GovernorsIsland

Helmed by the female foursome
@Vicegripvazquez - Stacey @s0_be_it - Brenda @lilly_kings @crashingtambourines - Caterina

If it’s about bees they’re doing it. Classes, candles, honey, jewelry, lotions, potions, sprays, tastings, tours and air bnb experiences! Phew!

Their passion and enthusiasm it’s only eclipsed by their willingness to share their knowledge. This collaboration with @OkoFarms advised by @BrooklynGrange. After losing @NorthBrooklynFarm we are thrilled to welcome this burgeoning community for the next 3-5 years until the land is developed.

Fun fact: bees don’t ‘excrete’ where they eat.
and
Like New Yorkers, they are agitated when they are stuck in the hive during bad weather!

#nybeekeeper #femalebeekeeper #urbanbeekeeping #nypollinators #bipocbeekeepers

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@IslandBeeProject.NYC

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@HudsonRiverPark
Let’s talk about NY’s ecosystem. Didja know that the walk from the street to the end of any pier in NY takes you through 5 ecosystems? It begins at the woodland forest then coastal grassland, maritime scrub, rocky tidal zone and finally the hudson river.

Each zone’s greenery becoming more salt tolerant the closer one gets to the brackish water that surrounds NYC. #Pier26 illustrates these zones in topography with designated signage. The health of the river is constantly monitored through the tide pools which is the water left on the rock pools after high tide. They test for toxins, aquatic life, micro plastics etc. Oysters are a giant part of the equation because the harbor was FULL of them. They were cheap and plentiful. The streets were littered with shells (hence #pearlstreet) but their colonies destroyed through pollution and overconsumption. Sound familiar?

Fun fact: Each oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day!
A thriving oyster bed has layers as they sit on the bottom and attach to each other (they don't swim).
Hence the @billionoyster project which is the actual magic number of living oysters needed in the harbor to maintain clean water. And we learned no, oysters do not make pearls! Zip over to #pier40 to see tanks of whats currently been pulled and tested before returning to the habitat. You may see eels, seahorses and all kinds of critters!

Pier 26 Tours - Wed 5-6pm Pier 40 (Wet lab)- Tues Thur 3-6, Sun 11-3

Thanks to our tour guide @victoria.nieto21 for fielding all of our questions!
#nywaterway #pier26 #hudsonriver #billionoysterproject

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Pier 26 - Tide Deck

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