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Stop Destruction of Elizabeth Street Garden, 10/6, 8:30-10:00 AM

Join us at 100 Gold Street, Manhattan and show developers that we will not stand by and allow our precious neighborhood green spaces be destroyed! Your presence will be felt by every developer who walks in for the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development’s pre-submission conference. For directions, see this map. New York City Community Gardens Coalition (

Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign Fall Kick-off, 10/6, 6:30-8:30 PM

Offshore wind power is on NY State’s horizon; let’s make it Governor Cuomo’s New Year’s resolution. Securing a state-level commitment to large-scale wind projects is necessary to phase out climate polluting fossil fuel and prevent catastrophic climate disruption.  Join us on to meet fellow activists and to see how you can become involved at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th St. (between Madison and Park) in Manhattan. RSVP to

Sierra Club, Queens – Whales Have Returned, Tuesday, 10/6, 6:30 PM

Jewish Center of Jackson Heights 3706 77th Street, Flushing, NY 11372

In the past 5 years, humpback whales have returned to the waters around New York City.  Gotham Whale has been documenting this return and is monitoring their behavior and the environmental conditions that may contribute to this exciting phenomenon. Gotham Whale will present their findings and discuss how and why whales and dolphins have recently come to an area with such high human activity, yet rich in wildlife, where whales can be seen with skyscrapers as a backdrop. For the Program and information about the whale watch, go to Queens Sierra Club. For more about Gotham Whales, go to Gotham Whale.

 Light refreshments served Subways: Take E,F,M, or R to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave. or the #7 to 74th St-Broadway. For questions send email to: Thelma Fellows,,

Register for the Whale Watch, October 16

Boat leaves from Riis Park at noon. Go to and the link to sign up for a whale watching tour. Read details and see photos.

Contact Thelma Fellows ( if you have questions or you wish to go as part of a group to Riis Park.


Presenters are: Antonia Daly, Board Member-Great Old Broads for Wilderness; Athan Manuel, Director-Lands Protection Program, National Sierra Club; Naomi Klein, Clip from “This Changes Everything,” discussing public lands. All programs are held at SEAFARERS AND INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, 123 E. 15th St, corner of Irving Place, Manhattan. Doors open at 6:40 for refreshments. Programs start at 7:00PM.

Lower East Side Ecology Center E-Waste and Composting Events

For a complete calendar of E-waste collection and compost education events, see here.