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@EarthCelebrations - engaging communities through the arts for ecological and social change.

The East Village NYC as you’ve probably not seen it…

@Nateandhila @TheEarthSchool
WAP ‘Wet Ass Planet’

The snap your fingers stomp your feet procession with
KALUNGA NEG MAWON BAND

@6BCGarden
The winding walkways and chirping bird symphony giving countryside vibes. Perfect forest bathing backdrop for JENNY AMANDA HURWITZ ethereal voice performing
“In the Garden of Diversity”

@SIXTHSTREETCC
“Pirates of the Plastic Sea” – Sixth Street Youth Program’s After School Kid

Did you know that the East Village had so many spots to reflect and be in nature?

#eastvillagenyc
#ecoart
#ecoperformers
#ecoawareness

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ECOLOGICAL CITY 2022
LES NYC

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Play Fair for Parks Budget Rally
New Yorkers For Parks (@NY4P)

Why demand 1% of NYC overall budget go to parks?

The receipts…
@trustforpubliclands studies and measures the value if parks. NYC parks annually produce:
* 1 Billion in health are savings
* 2+ Billion in stormwater management
* 17 Billion in tourism spending
* Green spaces counter the ‘Urban heat island effect’ lowering temps up to 20° and clean the air

Let’s reconcile environmental and social justice. There is far less of a ‘green canopy’ in communities of color.

New fave term - calls to build out ‘oxygen infrastructure’

There is power in coalitions - here’s some of who was there:
@trustforpubliclandn@bronx_river alliance @waterfrontalliance @nature.ny @forestforallnyc @local983 @nycparks

Fun Fact: There are 350 positions that are set to expire at the end of this fiscal year.
Those are council funded park positions like gardeners and csa’s.

Investing in parks is an integral piece to New York’s economy.

Get involved - contact your local councilperson

#1Percent4parks #saveourparks #nycparks #parksandrec #greenspacesinurbanplaces

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Play Fair for Parks Budget Rally
New Yorkers For Parks (@NY4P)

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@Neuehouse The Solutionaries / hosts are from a satellite office of @architecturebvn

Outdoor dining got you wondering ‘Why didn’t we do this sooner?’ or ‘When is this gonna be over?’
Let’s take a deep dive…

We begin at the nexus of the covid lockdown, @blklivesmatter protests and the reopening of outdoor dining. It all became the impetus to rethink public/private outdoor space and the materials we (re)use in service to the public realm.

The duo asked What would happen to all the plywood once the riots were over? What would happen to the art?
They formed @replynyc re-purposing materials from boarded up businesses from @blm.protests.riots to create sustainable modular outdoor spaces.

At the onset of Covid, regulations and permits were being structured to use public spaces for field hospitals.
It was an unprecedented opportunity to unite various agencies and expedite solutions that would’ve normally taken decades.
Once outdoor dining was approved, use expanded to outdoor living. This new cross agency coalition agreed that quality of life depends on usable public outdoor space for recreation, socializing and experience all forms of art.

Covid also highlighted the benefit of a neighborhood BID, an entity that supports everything from tourism to trash! Alas, yet another layer within racial disparity and disinvested neighborhoods.

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@ReplyNYC: ‘Repurposing a Moment’

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