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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Compost Crew At Sherman CreeCompost Crew At Sherman Cree

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Sherman Creek Park, Harlem River Drive & Dyckman Street at 10th Avenue
Compost Crew helps process all of the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket with organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Registration required. Email volunteer@nyrp.org to sign up for volunteer events in Northern Manhattan.

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Newtown Creek Walking TourNewtown Creek Walking Tour

Time: 10:00 AM

Another great opportunity to get out and learn more about Newtown Creek this Sunday, with Mitch Waxman's Insalubrious Valley walking tour. The tour will explore the colonial, industrial and environmental history along the Brooklyn/Queens border at the head of the Creek, including two of the lesser known and highly troubled tributaries of Newtown Creek, English Kills and East Branch. Click this announcement to get tickets.

* Forest Crew At Highbridge ParkForest Crew At Highbridge Park

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Highbridge Park, 190th St. & Amsterdam Ave. Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. Registration required. Email volunteer@nyrp.org to sign up for volunteer events in Northern Manhattan

* Garbage and the City 2 Garbage and the City 2

Time: 6:30 PM

Noxious New York: Race, Class and Garbage: Julie Sze will examine the link between race, class, and garbage with a focus on how culturally and politically disenfranchised communities re-work long-standing conflations between polluted places and peoples. Throughout NYC’s history, but particularly in the second half of the 20th Century, community organizations have worked through social movements and policy-making to improve the physical landscape and public health in their neighborhoods. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. Click this announcement to RSVP (required.)

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* New York City Safe Energy CoalNew York City Safe Energy Coal

Time: 6:30 PM

New York City Safe Energy Coalition, is devoted to closing Indian Point, growing the renewable energy industry, and making NYC buildings more efficient. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month. at 6:30 pm for a potluck and 7:00 pm sharp for the meeting. Meetings are at the NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, seminar room 120, near Washington Square Park, 245 Sullivan St, btw W 3rd & W 4th Sts.

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Bryond Coal Strategy SessionBryond Coal Strategy Session

Time: 7:00 PM

On Wednesday, August 5th, the Beyond Coal campaign is bringing volunteers together for a strategy session and social hour, to build community and brief folks on specific ways they can get involved. If you've been looking for a concrete way to plug in and start taking action: this is it! Come out to our New Volunteer Strategy Session, 28 E 35th St., New York, NY 10016 Snacks, pizza, and refreshments provided Click on this notice to tell us you're coming (so we don't skimp on pizza).

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Garden Crew At Sherman CreekGarden Crew At Sherman Creek

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Sherman Creek Park, Harlem River Drive & Dyckman Street at 10th Avenue
Garden Crew meets every week to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. Registration required. Email volunteer@nyrp.org to sign up for volunteer events in Northern Manhattan.

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Twigs & Swigs:Twigs & Swigs:

Time: 3:00 PM

Greening with a Social Twist -- Location: Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden. 174 Suffolk St. RSVP HERE
Event include a brief neighborhood tour, street tree care including cleaning tree pits & watering, and ends at a local bar. Your first beverage is included with registration, courtesy of Bronx Brewery! Registration required. Email volunteer@nyrp.org to sign up for volunteer events in Northern Manhattan.

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* 3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival3rd Annual MORUS Film Festival

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is partnering with community and activist groups to present I NRCHY: Subversion & the City. With each night featuring a different theme, This series of shorts, documentaries, oral histories and features will pay homage to the spirit and legacy of anarchy in New York City, its impact on the United States and explore self-determined communities fighting for their own forms of power today. For specific shows and venues, click this announcement.

* Estuary PaddleEstuary Paddle

Time: 9:00 AM

Join us at 9 am for a 3 hour tour of the Bronx River estuary. Starting at Concrete Plant Park, just below the 6 train station at Whitlock, we will paddle out towards the mouth of the river and the Long Island Sound to see the industrial side of river life, as well as some of the present restoration projects underway. 30, registration required.
Trip sign up becomes available 2 weeks prior to trip. Click this announcement to register.

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* Line in the SandLine in the Sand

Time: 4:00 PM

Sane Energy Project and partners invite you to an afternoon of music, creative art and protecting our beach. Join us on the Boardwalk at Edwards Blvd. at 4:00 PM - we will learn about Port Ambrose via eye-catching art and performance, rally, hear music and speakers, and stick around for an afterparty. Join us and show Governor Cuomo that we stand strong against building Port Ambrose off our shore!

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* Keeping Fossil Fuels in the GrKeeping Fossil Fuels in the Gr

Time: 7:00 PM

“Financial Strategies for Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground” on August 11 with Helen Rosenthal, City Council member; Reid Capalino, Carbon Tracker Initiative; Bradford Goz, Fossil Free Indexes; and Geraldine F. Watson, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at St. Paul and St. Andrew at West 86th Street and West End Avenue,

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* Net Positive Water: NYCNet Positive Water: NYC

Time: 8:00 AM

Please join us as the Collaborative shares their findings from their forthcoming report. Rollie Jones and Jennifer Preston will discuss the feasibility and challenges of producing net positive water buildings including a gap analysis of existing codes and potential solutions which would facilitate meeting this goal. Click this announcement to learn more.

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* NYC Group ExcomNYC Group Excom

Time: 6:30 PM

The New York City Excom meets at 1115 Broadway, 11th fl. All Sierra Club members welcome

* Green Infrastructure TourGreen Infrastructure Tour

Time: 7:00 PM

Come see the new Green Infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding. Hunts Point Riverside Park: Layfayette & Edge Water Road FREE No registration required.

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* Tidal Section of BronxTidal Section of Bronx

Time: 10:00 AM

Calling all paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River! Meet at Concrete Plant Park
Westchester Ave between Sheridan Expressway & Bronx River Ave; Subway: 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street, 6 train to Whitlock Ave; Bus: Bx4, 4A to 174th St. Free, no registration required.

* Walk for Our Water Walk for Our Water

Time: 1:00 PM

Naturalist-Led Hike Freshkills Park Staten Island, NY Join us for a hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! This program includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free. Meet shuttle into the park at Schmul Park (Wild Ave & Melvin Ave).

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* Day-hike in Harriman Park!Day-hike in Harriman Park!

Time: 9:41 AM

We will meet at 9am at Penn Station, and take the 9:14am train to Secaucus Junction, then on to Tuxedo, NY. We’ll hike 6 miles to Claudius Smith Rock Loop. Afterwards, back in town we’ll enjoy some beers together at the Tuxedo Junction Inn. Return on the 4:20pm train arriving 5:45pm. Round trip tickets to Tuxedo are .75. If you have a car and would be willing to drive people, note that on sign up. Click this message to sign up so we know how much food to bring!

* Ecofest 27th AnniversaryEcofest 27th Anniversary

Time: 10:00 AM

Welcome to our 27th Anniversary of Ecofest. Come and celebrate with us the largest environmental event in New York on August 16 at Times Square. We will have Eco exhibitors, entertainment and lots of fun events for kids to enjoy.

* Line in the SandLine in the Sand

Time: 4:30 PM

Protect our beach – Rockaway. Please join us for an afternoon of informative beach activities as we remind Governor Cuomo that people of The Rockaway Peninsula stand strong with our neighbors in Long Beach, all over Long Island and Brooklyn, against Port Ambrose off our Shore! Directions: Subway-S-Shuttle to Holland Beach 90th station Bus: Q52 to Rockaway beach Blvd and 88th street bus stop to Beach 88th on the Surfing Beach. ROCKAWAY BEACH NYC

* NYC Safe Energy CoalitionNYC Safe Energy Coalition

Time: 6:30 PM

Started by Ken Gale to address three related issues: closing Indian Point, growing the renewable energy industry, and making NYC buildings more efficient. Meetings start at 6:30 pm for a potluck and 7:00 pm sharp for the meeting. The group meets at the NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, seminar room 120, near Washington Square Park, 245 Sullivan St, btw W 3rd & W 4th Sts.

* 350NYC City Divest Working Grp350NYC City Divest Working Grp

Time: 7:00 PM

If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that educational and religious institutions and governments that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels. Join us as we launch this important campaign

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* Garbage and the City 3Garbage and the City 3

Time: 6:30 PM

Inside the NYC Department of Sanitation: Keeping New York clean has always been a daunting challenge. The city generates close to 40,000 tons of garbage every day. Drawing on several years of ethnographic and archival research as well as her own experiences as a municipal sanitation worker, anthropologist Robin Nagle explores some of the political, infrastructural, economic, and cultural complexities that shape the dynamics of solid waste management in North America's largest city. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. Click this announcement to RSVP (required.)

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* Staten Island Sea Wall ProjectStaten Island Sea Wall Project

Time: 6:00 PM

Earlier this Year, Schumer, Oddo Urged Army Corps to Organize Community Meetings at Staten Island University Hospital, on Status of ‘Staten Island Sea Wall Project’ to Help Sandy-Impacted Families to Better Understand Project Alternatives & Provide Necessary Community Input to Inform the Study; ‘Staten Island Sea Wall Project’ Will Finally Implement Coastline Defense Along East Shore Communities. Schumer, Donovan, Oddo Announce Public Information Meetings Are Scheduled for August 19th & August 20th at Staten Island University Hospital; Lawmakers Urge All Impacted Residents to Attend & Participate

* 350NYC City Divest Working Grp350NYC City Divest Working Grp

Time: 7:00 PM

350NYC, the the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries working to solve the climate crisis. We meet at New York Society for Ethical Culture, Room 508. Click this announcement to join the 350NYC Meetup Group to receive email notifications about events.

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* Staten Island Sea Wall ProjectStaten Island Sea Wall Project

Time: 6:00 PM

Earlier this Year, Schumer, Oddo Urged Army Corps to Organize Community Meetings at Staten Island University Hospital, on Status of ‘Staten Island Sea Wall Project’ to Help Sandy-Impacted Families to Better Understand Project Alternatives & Provide Necessary Community Input to Inform the Study; ‘Staten Island Sea Wall Project’ Will Finally Implement Coastline Defense Along East Shore Communities. Schumer, Donovan, Oddo Announce Public Information Meetings Are Scheduled for August 19th & August 20th at Staten Island University Hospital; Lawmakers Urge All Impacted Residents to Attend & Participate

* Activista Happy HourActivista Happy Hour

Time: 7:00 PM

Join us August 20th for Activista Happy Hour for all activists, organizers, and anyone dedicated to the movement for social justice! Please check http://twitter.com/activistanyc and https://www.facebook.com/activistahappyhour for this month’s location. Grassroots Tavern,20 St. Marks Pl. New York

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* Upper River PaddleUpper River Paddle

Time: 10:00 AM

Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd: This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water andhave one portage. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to travel south through Shoelace Park, The Bronx River Forest, The Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, portaging another dam, and then returning to the riverwalk. Directions:
Shoelace Park, East 219 St & Bronx Blvd, Subway: 2/5 train to 219 St., Bus: Bx39/Bx28 to 211 St. To register (required), click this announcement.

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* NYC Friends of Clearwater NYC Friends of Clearwater

Time: 2:00 PM

7th Annual Water Festival. Please join us on Sunday, 8/23, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm, for the 7th Annual NYC Friends of Clearwater Water Festival at the Lower East Side Ecology Center (on the East River, park entrance on Cherry St)! We will be celebrating the music and activism of RAY KORONA.
The concert is free and followed by a potluc and the opportunity to hear environmental educators. This theme of this year’s festival is “EFFICIENCY IS SEXY!”

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* 350NYC’s Monthly Meeting350NYC’s Monthly Meeting

Time: 9:00 PM

350NYC is the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries working to solve the climate crisis. Here in New York, we are working locally for a cleaner, greener, better New York City for everyone. Learn more about our campaigns and check our upcoming events to get involved! Join the 350NYC Meetup Group to learn more about our campaigns and to receive email notifications about events. Location New York Society for Ethical Culture, Room #507 Elliott Library.

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* Community PaddleCommunity Paddle

Time: 10:00 AM

Calling all paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River! Concrete Plant Park
Westchester Ave between Sheridan Expressway & Bronx River Ave Subway: 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street, 6 train to Whitlock Ave Bus: Bx4, 4A to 174th St. Free.

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