Today, however, I am preparing for the NEW New York, a DIY-themed green block party that is being held on Saturday October 2nd at 3rd street between Hoyt and Bond in Gowanus. I was kindly asked to host a beekeeping table, so I will be there armed with beekeeping equipment, flyers, and yes... BEES!
Here's the official blurb:
The NEW New York: GreenHomeNYC's DIY Green Block Party, Saturday October 2nd 10am - 6pm, will give New Yorkers tangible experience with ways to live green(er). Catering to citizens anywhere on the green spectrum from curious to committed, this event will bring concepts to life through hands-on activities. For example, a local compost vendor, Vokashi, will sell compost kits as well as have compost on hand to smell and examine up close. Recycle-A-Bicycle will demonstrate how to repair a bike and take donations of old bikes. Bring your old clothes to be recycled through Wearable Collections, and your e-waste through the Lower East Side Ecology Center. In addition to over 45 vendors, there will be special neighborhood tours such as a "ride-along" on a brownstone's energy audit, a trip to a green roof, and a tour of Third + Bond, which is anticipating LEED-Gold.
In keeping with the theme, the NEW New York itself will be green: using biodiesel and compostable food containers, recycling trash and composting food-waste, minimizing trash by asking vendors to present paperless, and purchasing carbon off-sets.
Visit our website for more information, and to sign up for events, demonstrations, and building tours.
Come out, ask me questions, see the bees at work and check out all the other cool tables! It's going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there!