Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm



Before modern technical clothes, sailors wore handmade gansies or sweaters. The natural lanolin acted as weatherproofing and each uniquely patterned sweater might also serve to identify a lost sailor washed up on shore. If you’d like to carry on the tradition of nautical hand knitting, join us around the wood stove. No experience necessary. Knitters of all levels welcome, all projects welcome.

If you’d like to learn, try out our beginner project of Grog coasters.  We can provide you with  bulky yarn &  size 10 1/2 needles or bring your own.  ( $5 suggested materials donation ). Learn Cast on, Knit stitch and Cast off.

Also option for Knitting for charity such as blankets for shelter dogs, hats for sailors, Premie hats or Chemo caps.

Other suggested projects are a sailors watch cap or fingerless gloves  (if you know how to knit & purl). Or even come and knit a gansey!

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join FRIENDS OF THE SEAPORT for an informational Town Hall meeting. 

Friends of the Seaport was formed because we love the Seaport neighborhood and are pleased with the development plans we've seen thus far. We think it's important to honor the Seaport’s rich history while embracing the proposed changes and improvements in store for us all. 

At this meeting, the Howard Hughes Corp will be on hand to show us updated plans. We will be able to see first hand how the proposed plans have evolved. 

Following the presentations, please join us for a community mixer and meet your FiDi/Seaport neighbors at Cedar Local, 25 Cedar Street (just off William).

Meeting location:
Pine Street School
25 Pine Street (between Nassau and William)/ Manhattan

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Presented by:
Robert Naczi
The New York Botanical Garden

A seminar series on scientific issues related to the environmental quality and resource management of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary, sponsored by the Hudson River Foundation in cooperation with the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program.

Seminars will be held at the Hudson River Foundation, 17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, NY 10031.

RSVP: 212-483-7667 or Seating capacity is limited. Please call or email in advance.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Art, Design and the Urban Environment Discussion Series

Join CIVITAS and the National Academy for a discussion series
Art, Design and the Urban Environment

Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

We're ready to celebrate a year of momentous events for the National Lighthouse Museum and we would love for you to join us at the Museum site.


National Lighthouse Museum 
5 Bay St.
St George/ Staten Island, NY 10301  


National Lighthouse Museum 

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join the businesses in Brooklyn’s fastest growing employment hubs in their push for completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway! On Thursday, December 4th Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will honor Marvin Schein and Sal Rusi of Liberty View Industrial Plaza for their leadership role in this endeavor.

Start the evening at the cocktail networking reception while taking in the view of New York Harbor and the lower Manhattan skyline. Seated dinner, awards program and dessert reception will follow. The Willie Martinez Quartet will be performing throughout the evening.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Earth Matter to be a part of our sifter demonstration and celebrate the publication of our Biocycle article. We'll start the day with an introduction of the Earth Matter's Compost Learning Center from our co-founders, Marisa DeDominicis and Charlie Bayrer, Earth Matter staff, and the NYC Compost Project.  

Participants will witness a demonstration of the Komptech "Joker" screener, one of the leaders in mechanical processing machinery of solid waste and biomass. The Joker will sift 125 tons of Earth Matter's mature compost which will be used on the Governors Island's landscape.

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 am -1:00 pm
(Arrive at 9:40 to board the 10:00 am ferry)
Location: Compost Learning Center on Governors Island

Please RSVP by December 2 to secure your name on the ferry.
(The ferry is the Governors Island Ferry, not to be confused with the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry leaves from the Battery Maritime Ferry Bldg which is one block to the East of the Staten Island Ferry Bldg.).

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Join us for the Jingle Mingle – our favorite erging event of the year!

What the day has in store:

Erg races for participants of all abilities
Delicious refreshments
Ergathon competition to support Row New York!
The chance to meet others from the NYC rowing community
Family events for parents, siblings, and friends

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm



Join Recycle-A-Bicycle at our 20th birthday party and benefit in Dumbo, Brooklyn! Enjoy drinks and light refreshments as we celebrate two decades of youth programs, environmental stewardship, bike recycling and community development.




126 Front St
BrooklynNY 11201


Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us in presenting our second annual "Coastal Conservation Award" to the NYC Dept. of  Parks' Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Recovery and Resiliency Corps. At the party there will also be a showing of  a trailer to Dan Hendrick's "Jamaica Bay Lives", a year-long documentary film on the history, ecology and beauty of the bay.

Before the Party there will be a nature hike at the nearby Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 3pm.

Location: American Legion Hall on Crossbay Blvd.
in Broad Channel ( located 1/4 mile south of the refuge).

Cost: $75 includes buffet dinner

Buffet includes
beer and wine, appetizers, desserts, plus an 
Ugly Auction ( bring items if you have) , a Silent Auction ( good stuff), door prizes ( more good stuff) and a FLAMENCO  DANCE  PERFORMANCE.


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