Upcoming Events

For more Reimagining the Waterfront events, visit www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com 

For information on past events please visit www.civitasnyc.org/past-events.

You are invited to lend your voice at a series of community meetings to discuss improvements to the East River Esplanade (60 – 125th Streets) hosted by CIVITAS and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.

All meetings will be held in the evenings. Exact time and location are TBD unless otherwise stated.

Previous Meetings were held on:
Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm at Regis High School (60 East 85th Street)
Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30 pm at Bonifacio Cora Taxidor Houses

Our Next Community Meeting will be held on:
Monday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm at Stanley M Issacs Neighborhood Center, 415 East 93rd Street

Please RSVP to info@civitasnyc.org or by calling 212-996-0745 if you are able to participate in this series of meetings.

The series of meetings is kicked off with a listening session, and then will focus on opportunities and constraints that embrace issues such as Esplanade dimensions, land use, environmental concerns, regulatory parameters and recreational considerations.

Building on the visionary designs in CIVITAS’s Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects will develop a study analyzing existing conditions of the Esplanade in order to frame the strategic opportunities for a better park. These visioning meetings will establish specific long and short-term goals that will be incorporated into their recommendations.

These meetings are very important, especially if you are an Esplanade park user! Please join us – and spread the word – if you want share your thoughts for the future of our community’s waterfront.


Open House New York
CIVITAS is participating in this year’s Open House New York Weekend! CIVITAS and the Mathews Nielsen team will take participants along a portion of the East River Esplanade reimagined in the current CIVITAS community based planning initiative. The tour will share aspects of our process of exploration and encompass 3 prospective nodes for improvement, characterized by CIVITAS and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects as medium and long-term opportunities. We will start at 96th Street, our “boat access” node, proceed up to the historic 107th Street Pier, and end the tour parallel with Thomas Jefferson Park, between 111th to 114th Streets.

Tour Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Tour Time:  10:00-11:30am

Please register in early October by visiting ohny.org