Past Events

Below you will find our past events. For information on upcoming events please visit www.civitasnyc.org/events

CIVITAS Training & Mapping Events

Join CIVITAS as we document street trees in our neighborhood. TreesCount! 2015 is the third New York City tree census with previous censuses occurring in 1995 and 2005. CIVITAS is documenting approximately 50 blocks from 102nd Street south to 88th Street and 5th Avenue east to 2nd Avenue.

Below is information about our upcoming events, which are free and open to the public:

July 15th at 3pm, southeast corner of 95th Street and Madison Avenue
July 21st at 2pm, northwest corner of 95th Street and Lexington Avenue
July 30th at 3pm, northeast corner of 91st Street and Madison Avenue
August 5th at 2pm, northeast corner of 91st Street and Lexington Avenue
August 18th at 1pm, northeast corner of 97th Street and Lexington Avenue

Bring a friend (everyone works in pairs of 2 during the census) as we work together with the Department of Parks, community groups and 4,000-6,000 volunteers to better understand and improve our streetscapes throughout the five boroughs. The tree census is a family friendly volunteer activity with many opportunities for learning!

How To Join:
1)Visit https://treescount.nycgovparks.org
2)Register
3)Take a quick online training course to learn about the census and how to map street trees
4)Search for groups in your neighborhood (CIVITAS)
5)Sign up to attend an event
6)Let the tree mapping fun begin!

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Art, Design and the Urban Environment Discussion Series

Join CIVITAS and the National Academy for a discussion series titled Art, Design, and the Urban Environment.
Admission is FREE

For tickets, call 212-369-4880 x201 or visit www.nationalacademy.org
All discussions in the series will take place at the National Academy: 1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street New York, NY 10128
Reception to follow

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Freshkills Park: A Model For New York Recycling & Environmental Justice
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Landscape Futures and the East River Esplanade
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30-8:00pm

Historic Preservation and the Park Avenue Historic District
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30-8:00pm


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

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

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LATIN BEAT ON THE ESPLANADE!

Saturday, October 25

11AM-2PM

Just South Of The 103rd Street Footbridge On The East River Waterfront Esplanade

STOP BY FOR A FEW MINUTES—OR LONGER—AND ENJOY LATIN MUSIC PERFORMED ON GUITAR AND FLUTE.

There will be SURPRISES for kids!!! 

Friends Of The East River Esplanade(60th-120th Streets), Inc. is a nonprofit organization recognized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Friends Of The East River Esplanade (60th-120th Streets), Inc. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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

East River Esplanade Meeting

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
Monday, September 22, at 6:30 pm at Stanley M Issacs Neighborhood Center

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.

 


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

Admission is FREE for CIVITAS members. Find out how to join.

Admission for Non-Members: $15 Seniors and Students: $10

For tickets, call 212-369-4880 x201 or visit www.nationalacademy.org

All discussions in the series will take place at the National Academy: 1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street New York, NY 10128

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Transportation and the Second Avenue Subway

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:30 – 8 pm

Panelists will discuss the construction of the Second Avenue Subway and the transportation infrastructure. How can urban design and public art transform street-level spaces to be more functional and beautify below-ground levels on a grand scale?

Moderated by James S. Russell, architecture columnist, Bloomberg News

Panelists:
Sandra Bloodworth, Director, MTA Arts for Transit
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Director of Research, Terreform ONE
Judith Kunoff, Chief Architect, MTA New York City Transit

Join CIVITAS for a opening reception celebrating the new Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition location at a local Upper East Side beer store and tasting room, City Swiggers. We are celebrating with a round of City Swigger’s wide variety of craft beer.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
City Swiggers
320 East 86th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
5:30 pm

The first beer is on us!

Reimagining the Waterfront is a CIVITAS-sponsored initiative to improve the East River Esplanade between East 63rd and 125th Streets. The exhibition features the eight winning proposals from the 2012 design-ideas competition, as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today.

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Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade was organized by the Museum of the City of New York. It was curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and was on view at the Museum from June 6 through October 28, 2012.

For more information on the project, please visit: www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com or call CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745.

RTWbookletcoverReimagining the Waterfront is a CIVITAS-sponsored initiative to improve the East River Esplanade between East 63rd and 125th Streets.

The exhibition is open through November, 2013 and features the eight winning proposals from the 2012 design-ideas competition, as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
New York, NY 10021

 

Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade was organized by the Museum of the City of New York. It was curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and was on view at the Museum from June 6 through October 28, 2012.  For more information on the project, please visit: www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com or call CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745.