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February 2020

Biology/Art Instruction – Wildlife of Bushwick Inlet: Watercolor & Oil Pastel

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park Building, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Watercolor painting of jellyfish

Bushwick Inlet is a small waterfront area along the East River just north of Bushwick Inlet Park. Despite its small size, it is home to a surprising number and diversity of birds, mammals, crustaceans, fish, and much more. Through a 15-minute slide show we'll explore some of its natural wonder, following the food chain of wildlife down to beautiful and mysterious plankton. This is followed by a brief tutorial on using watercolors and oil pastels. You'll have two relaxing hours…

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Call to Artists

February 29
Bushwick Inlet Park Building, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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BIP chandelier

NYC Parks invites you to submit your work for exhibition in the gallery at the NYC Park and Recreation building at Bushwick Inlet Park. Parks is proud to be New York City’s greenest agency. The LEED Platinum building at Bushwick Inlet Park was designed with sustainability in mind and features a range of green building solutions. Parks is committed to advancing sustainability practices in park design and asks artists to share their interpretation of what it means to be sustainable.…

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March 2020

FBIP Garden Committee Spring Planning Meeting

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park Building, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Man planting sedge in the BIP garden beds

With Spring on the horizon the gardens are waiting for us. There is much planning to be done as a couple big gardening events are already on the calendar. Join us for our first-of-the-season planning meeting. We will be addressing and welcoming input on these gardening items (but not limited to): Maintenance lessons learned from last year General gardens needs New focus on planted beds near the BIP building Using ground cover as a way to interrupt the weed growth,…

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June 2020

Motiva Site Redesign Presentation

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webex NY 11249 United States
Motiva Site Bushwick Inlet Aerial View

NYC Parks will be presenting their next round of designs of the Motiva section of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board #1, after receiving feedback on their initial presentation. Come see with your own eyes and provide feedback on this next phase of BIP's development. This precious part of the park lies on the bank of Bushwick Inlet. Your input will be valuable. Please partake. PLACE: WEBEX *Due to the pandemic this is a…

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July 2020

It’s My Park Gardening Day

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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fbip gardening vols wheelbarrows

Come garden with us! We are happy to announce that we are prepared to start up volunteer events on a scaled back basis with limited numbers of volunteers. Throughout the seasons we usually have many ways to get involved with BIP but with COVID-19 we have had to curtail our programing. We have been working with the Parks Dept to establish safe re-opening protocols and equipment. To keep us all safe during COVID-19, this gardening activity is limited to 15 volunteers…

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September 2020

City of Water Day Low Tide Nature Discovery

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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City of Water Day Seining at BIP

Celebrate City of Water Day with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park! Marine biologists from the Coastal Classroom will lead the community in workshops to discover and explore marine life at low tide on the Bushwick Inlet Park jetty. Participants will be learning about the ecosystems and wildlife living along the shoreline of the East River, resiliency, and restoration of original habitat. The biologists will seine the shoreline for marine life. Participants 16 and older can assist them but must sign…

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October 2020

Fall Planting Planning Meeting

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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FBIP gardening volunteers

On Saturday Oct 17th FBIP is having a big planting and RiverKeeper sweep event. We need volunteers to help organize and direct the action. Please come to an in-person meeting at Bushwick Inlet Park to discuss needs and roles. Many thanks! Sign up

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Riverkeeper Sweep 2020

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Planting at Riverkeeper BIP

Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and Riverkeeper for a cleanup, planting, and tree service project at Bushwick Inlet Park on Saturday, October 17, 2020 for the 9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River. Volunteers will meet at the gardens in Bushwick Inlet Park, where street parking will be available. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a full reusable…

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November 2020

Purple Up Our BIP Crocus Planting

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Crocus bulbs

Let's put the Bushwick Inlet Park gardens to bed and look forward to spring. Join FBIP volunteers to plant 100's of purple crocus bulbs generously donated by the Parks Dept! We will have gloves and tools available (bring your gloves if you have them 🙂 We will be practicing safe social distancing and masks are mandatory. Meet by the gardens just past the soccer field. Please register.  

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Bushwick Inlet Park: Where Are We Now?

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom
MGP and new 50 Kent Design

The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance second virtual panel discussion from their series The Future of Public Space: Infrastructure Projects in North Brooklyn. We will celebrate New York as a global river city, examining Brooklyn's historic 2005 waterfront rezoning in the age of climate change, as well as the creation (and complexities) of a new 27-acre park along the East River. Join Asima Jansveld, Vice President of the High Line Network, Adam Ganser, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks, Katherine…

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