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August 2020

Weekly Gardening

August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Gals gardening at BIP

Each week one evening we will be weeding, mulching and watering (if necessary). We have tools and gloves (but bring yours if you have them). Bring water and be sure to wear your mask. Everyone welcome but please note in your sign up if you are bringing others. Join us! Sign up here. Tuesday Evening Dates available: 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (cancelled due to rain), 10/6

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September 2020

City of Water Day Low Tide Nature Discovery

September 12, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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January 2021

Biology/Art: My Bushwick Inlet Story/Accordion Book

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
biology art class materials

Join us for a lecture & talk about the Bushwick Inlet Park waterfront ecology & history, followed by a guided art session to make an accordian book.   * A Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation. * Free registration required.   We'll start with a 20 minute slideshow & talk about the Bushwick Inlet Park waterfront, its creatures, plants, and history. Then enjoy a guided art session to make an accordion book. Fill it with art, poetry,…

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February 2021

Virtual Bushwick Inlet Wildlife: Sunset Silhouette

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunset Silhouette Template & Finished Work

Learn about the local wildlife around Bushwick Inlet and create fun artwork inspired by its creatures. * A Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation. * Free registration required. 20-minute slideshow and talk, 40-minute relaxing art project suitable for beginners. We'll start at the top of the animal kingdom classification tree and make our way down to the tiny living creatures, plankton,  that are critical to not only animal life, but to human life as well. Together we'll…

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March 2021

Biology/Art: Local Flowers/Intro to Botanical Illustration

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flower illustration & watercolor supplies

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park volunteers have planted several garden beds and continue to expand the beds to include more of the park. Crocuses were added last year as part of the city's plant it purple initiative. Join us on Zoom to see and discuss some of the flowering plants soon to be seen in the gardens while demonstrating the basics of Botanical Illustration. Monica Schroeder, a professional scientific Illustrator, will lead us through plant anatomy and warm up drawing…

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Spring 2021 Convocation and Meet Your D33 NYC Council Candidates

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spring convocation & meet the d33 council candidates

A Zoom Webinar.   Come hear updates on park development, programming, volunteering AND meet your District 33 council candidates.   Learn about upcoming programs + events Mycology webinars + workshops Planting + stewardship Oysters in the Inlet Summer music series   We need you! Learn how to get involved Programming Outreach Fundraising   Listen to the District 33 City Council candidates discuss BIP and related open space topics. Free registration & Zoom link

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