Week Ahead: 29 September
A few things happening in the coming week or so:
Monday, 29 September (6:30 p.m.):
Concrete Realities: Preserving Modern Concrete Architecture.
The Columbia Historic Preservation Program and DOCOMOMO US have organized a debate on the preservation of modern concrete architecture (particularly relevant if you've been watching the progress at Austin Nichols). Speakers include architect Mark Pasnik, conservator Norman Weiss and historian Tim Rohan. Theo Prudon of DOCOMOMO US is the moderator. (This panel is a prelude to a three-day conference at Columbia entitled "Solid States: Changing Time for Concrete - the Second Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials", which will start on 1 October.)
Where: Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, Columbia (116th & Broadway).
Tuesday, 30 September (6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.):
North Brooklyn Compost Project Fundraiser.
Learn how to lower your urban-eco footprint, meet other folks in the community interested in composting, join our raffle to win prizes, bid on items for the silent auction, and help us raise funds for the expansion of the North Brooklyn Compost Project while eating snacks and toasting to our worms with a glass of sangria. $10 suggested donation at the door. Our guest speakers include No Impact Man; Colin Beavan, and the North Brooklyn Compost Masters; Kate Zidar, Griffin Thomas, & Natasha Heflin. Raffle prizes and silent auction items are donated by: Urban Rustic, Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Council on the Environment of NYC, Lodge Restaurant, Habana Outpost, Sprout Home, Ronnybrook, 3r Living, Penny Licks, and Word Books Stationary Kid's Stuff.
Where: Urban Rustic, 236 North 12th St (across the street from Greendome Community Garden).
Cost: $10 suggested donation.
Thursday, 2 October (7:00 p.m.):
NAG Town Hall Organizing Committee.
NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth), a community organizing group in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, is having a Town Hall Meeting on 10/2 to mobilize the community on the most important issues we are facing. Longtimers will remember NAG as one of the leading voices against waste transfer stations on the waterfront, against Radiac, and for intelligent rezoning that protects jobs and housing. As NAG looks to the future, it is holding this meeting to take the pulse of the community and start to identify the issues the community will organize around in the coming years.
Where: Holy Ghost Hall, 159 North 5th St (between Bedford and Driggs).