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December 10, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Reimagining the Waterfront Exhibition.
Join CIVITAS for a opening reception celebrating the new Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition location at a local Upper East Side beer store and tasting room, City Swiggers. We are celebrating with a round of City Swigger’s wide variety of craft beer. The first beer is on us! http://reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com/ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 City Swiggers 320 East 86th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Since 2011 CIVITAS has organized an international ideas competition and museum exhibition as well as design workshops, lectures, and community service projects focused on visions for an improved East River Esplanade from 60th-125th Street. CIVITAS feels strongly that the East River waterfront could serve a major recreational and environmental need for East Harlem, the Upper East Side and New York City. “Superstorm Sandy”, the hurricane that devastated the East Coast on October 29, 2012 is a reminder that if we do not shape our waterfront edge, nature will continue to shape it for us. As time goes on, the images of the FDR Drive underwater, flooding on First Avenue and destroyed communities across New York and New Jersey remain fresh. Also resonating are landscape architect Signe Nielsen’s prescient remarks at a June panel discussion for the exhibition: “ I think we’ve come to understand, and unfortunately we’ve learned this from other places in the country, that the more we hard edge our rivers, our channels and our shorelines, the more we are susceptible to catastrophic damage. And indeed, the softer the edge, the more resilient we are.” Indeed, this type of “soft edge” waterfront redesign is taking place across New York. Climate resilience and rising sea levels were explored conceptually in the CIVITAS competition and exhibition. With recent maintenance problems with the Esplanade, a soon-to-be-completed engineering study evaluating its infrastructure and piers, and the community activism opposing the Marine Transfer Station, there is considerable attention being devoted to the Upper East Side and East Harlem community’s East River edge. Isn’t it time that we, as a community, develop a more comprehensive plan to prepare for future of our waterfront? Many of New York’s great—and recently opened—waterfront parks have their origins in the 1980s and 1990s. Such ambitious expensive projects take time. To prepare for the future needs of our Upper East Side and East Harlem community, the time is now.
City Swiggers 320 East 86th Street (between First and Second Avenues), New York, NY.
December 11, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Bike Putnam Launch.
Join Westchester Cycle Club and the Bike Walk Alliance as David McKay Wilson leads a community discussion on biking and walking in Putnam County. We’d love your input – and help – as we launch an initiative that will feature weekly rides, on many levels, on Saturdays in May, with some in association with the Carmel Departments of Parks and Recreation; a public arts project in the Putnam Trailway tunnels; an afterschool riding club at the local elementary school; a revival of the Tour de Putnam; a bike safety campaign; a mindfulness ride to the Chuang Yen Monastery; and the dream of having the Putnam Trailway dedicated as a county park. We’ll get an update on state issues from Josh Wilson, executive director of the New York Bicycling Coalition. Putnam County planner John Pilner will detail the county’s Putnam Trailway expansion — another mile into Brewster village, then 2.5 miles north on the Maybrook line toward the Connecticut border. We’ll have sign-up sheets for the project you might like to work on. Among the tasks: getting our favorite Putnam route mapped onto RideWithGPS; finding ride leaders to commit to lead at least one ride in Putnam in 2014; dreaming up the arts project and fundraising for it; organizing for the Tour de Putnam; and riding with the fifth graders. The Library is at 668 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541. See you there. Call or text me 914-217-5600 if you have any questions. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-putnam-launch-tickets-9252840495?aff=efbnend
Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY.
December 13, 8:00 am-12:00 pm. A Conference on the Future of New York’s Infrastructure.
The General Contractors Association of New York invites you to A Conference on the Future of New York’s Infrastructure: 3 Panels Monday, January 13, 2014 8 am – 12 noon Speakers will include: Richard Ravitch, former New York State Lieutenant Governor & MTA Chairman MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies Patrick Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of NY & NJ Kathy Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York and many others Breakfast will be served. More information: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1115510782344-23/NYCInfra.pdf RSVP: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=imo4z7oab&oeidk=a07e8l9ok691ea5e3ce
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 12th Floor, W 60th Street, New York, NY, United States.
December 17, 8:30 am-10:30 am. Connecticut Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting.
CT Department of Transportation – Rm 2141 2800 Berlin Turnpike Newington, CT .
January 23, -. APA NJ Planning Conference.