gowanus visions

a festival of art and action - June 15

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Gowanus Waterfront/Sponge Park
(between 365 Bond Street and the Canal)

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Dance Workshop

  • 2:00-3:30pm: Performances:

3:30-4:00pm: Oyster Demonstration by the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

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Participatory activities 1:00-4:00pm
(Sponge Park, between 365 Bond Street and the Canal)

Eco walking Tour
(meet at the Union Street Bridge)

  • 1:00-1:45pm: Led by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Clean and Green Volunteering
(9TH STREET BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD AVENUE)

  • 10:00am-1:00pm: Did you know that street trees around the Gowanus Canal provide environmental services, including carbon dioxide capture, air quality improvements and stormwater capture, equal to $360,000? Engage in tree stewardship with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Registration is required.

DJ Dance Party at Public Records
(233 Butler Street)

tiny houseboats Launch into the canal
(Sponge Park)

  • 7:00-8:30pm: Join KoKoNYC in launching the miniature houseboats you created into the Gowanus Canal.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

Background

The Gowanus Canal was given Superfund status by the US government because it is one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. This festival provides education and participatory activities and produces a performance spectacle along the canal. Gowanus Visions is held on Global Water Dances Day to raise awareness and spur activity around the Gowanus Canal and impending remediation and rezoning.

This program is support, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as the Brooklyn Arts Council, The Harkness Foundation and Puffin Foundation.