Upcoming Events

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2014 Esplanade Community Meetings Flier

Join CIVITAS for an in-depth, illustrated discussion of the East River waterfront with John Kriskiewicz, architectural historian, and Signe Nielsen, principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. The lecture will explore the history of our waterfront and the current state of the East River Esplanade in the historic library of the former Fabbri Mansion, now House of the Redeemer.

Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 pm
House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)

A reception and refreshments will follow the lecture.

Suggested donation: $10
Registration is requested.
RSVP to CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745 or info@civitasnyc.org.

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, indeed, this whole city. In order to understand the potential of the East River Esplanade, a comparison of this unique land resource with successfully realized linear park precedents leads to a more thorough understanding of the potential for a redeveloped Esplanade. In order to maximize this potential, urban planners, politicians and community constituents must also understand both the feasibility and challenges faced when solving this design problem. It is within this context that the needs of the community can be analyzed and addressed.

Read more about House of the Redeemer historic landmark.