Botanical Illustration
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Botanical Illustration

Join Greening Greenpoint for a workshop at 61 Franklin St. Garden led by professional Botanical Artist Wendy Hollender. Wendy will teach you the basics of Botanical Illustration and give you a better understanding of the importance of plants that you draw. The event is free, art materials are provided, and you can take home any botanical art that you make.

Please Register at greeninggreenpoint.org

No admission Fee

Art Materials Provided

 

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Film Series in the Garden
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Film Series in the Garden

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The second film in the garden will be THE IRON TRIANGLE

A timely and heartbreaking examination of redevelopment and gentrification  in Willet's Point, Queens, and the battle to hold the city accountable for it's promises

Filmmaker will be in Attendance

Introduction by Donovan Finn, Jackson Heights Green Alliance & SUNY Stonybrook

Please arrive at 8pm for the movie showing at 8:30pm. The Java street garden showing will be on July 26th. 

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Film Series in the Garden
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Film Series in the Garden

 

The fourth and final film in our series will be THE DEVIL WE KNOW

A clear-eyed examination of the DuPont Company's decades-long poisoning of one town in West Virginia. 

Introduction by Mike Schade of Mind the Store, and the NuHart Superfund Site

Please arrive at 8pm for the movie showing at 8:30pm. The Java street garden showing will be on August 24th. 

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Film Series in the Garden
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Film Series in the Garden

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The garden is hosting a film series this summer!

The first film is DIVIDE IN CONCORD on July 12th at 8pm. The movie will begin at 8:30pm. 

Divide in Concord shows a fresh and funny look at one 84 year old's fight to ban the sale of bottled water in the town of Concord, MA. 

Filmmaker will be in Attendance.

Introduction by Jennie Romer, of Plastic Bag Laws

A showing of the film will also take place at Java Street Garden on Friday July 13th.

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Reading and Watercolor Workshop
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Reading and Watercolor Workshop

Come join us in the garden for a reading of Pinocchio: The Origin Story and a watercolor workshop with Italian author-illustrator Alessandro Sanna! 

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Born in 1975, Alessandro Sanna is considered one of Italy's leading contemporary illustrators. He has earned wide recognition across Europe as an illustrator and author, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker. He is a prolific and popular creator of illustrated books for children and readers of all ages and has received many awards and had many exhibitions. He lives and works in Mantua, Italy.

Books will be available for purchase at the event—stick around to get yours signed & personalized by the author!

Hosted by Enchanted Lion Books and The 61 Franklin Street Garden 

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Children After School Classes
May
1
3:30 PM15:30

Children After School Classes

We are excited to announce another year of kids classes in the garden! 

Classes will be held every Tuesday starting May 1st and run until June 19th. We will have two sets of classes for ages 4-5 from 3:30 - 4:15pm and ages 6-9 from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Teacher Alison Schuettinger will be leading our classes once again. 

About Our Teacher: 

Alison Schuettinger is a Sustainability Coach at P.S 31 with National Wildlife Federation and holds a position as Adjunct Faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. She is a passionate educator and facilitator experienced teaching all age ranges from PreK to University students and adult staff. Alison Schuettinger is driven by sustaining that which is free and wild, including ourselves. She received a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts in Psychology and Post-Master’s Certificate in Sustainable Strategies from The New School.

Update: 

Classes are currently full. Thank you to everyone who signed up or were interested in the classes!

 

 

 

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