3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival
We are excited to invite the North Brooklyn and surrounding NYC community to the 3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival this Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 12pm-4pm @ 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, New York.
The festival will celebrate the third season of our green roof and community engagement space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Visitors will explore four flourishing green roofs that have been planted with a mix of indigenous grasses and wildflowers native to the New York landscape.
The 3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival invites local residents to explore the 22,000 square foot green roofs while adding an educational component with community organizations tabling and running activities to engage families and children. The festival offers access for many Brooklyn residents to learn about environmental initiatives while exploring green infrastructure dedicated to native plants and birds.
The Festival will feature the newly-brewed Safe Flight IPA. This special brew was concocted by Kings County Brewers Collective in partnership with NYC Audubon to raise awareness about window strikes, which kill nearly a billion birds each year.
Kingsland Wildflowers Festival Details
When? Saturday, September 22nd, 2017 12pm-4pm
Where? Broadway Stages, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn 11222
– Greenpoint Ave., G Train (check weekend MTA schedules!)
– B24 Bus @ Greenpoint Ave / Kingsland Ave
What? Green Roof Festival
Questions? Email us at: [email protected]
• Activities Include •
• Tours of green roofs with wildlife and plant experts
• Interactive activities for kids and families
• Food, beer, live music & special dance performances
• Community organizations discussing local conservation projects
• 360° panoramic views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens
• Participating Organizations & Vendors •
Broadway Stages, NYC Audubon, Newtown Creek Alliance, Alive Structures, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm & Growing Chefs, Open Space Alliance, NYC Soil & Water Conservation District, North Brooklyn Chamber, Wild Bird Fund, The Fortune Society, NYC DEP, Trout in the Classroom, The Honeybee Conservancy, Plant Group, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Heather Wolf, Eckford Street Studio, NOoSPHERE Arts, ArcheWild (Native Plant Sale!), North Brooklyn Boat Club, Kings County Brewers Collective, Brooklyn Brewery, Mom & Icepops, Pilot Kombucha, and more!
• Music & Dance Performances •
Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia
Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio
Autumn Kioti & Dakota Bouher
Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers is provided to NYC Audubon by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund
Kingsland Wildflowers & NYC Audubon at CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference
By the way, both Kingsland Wildflowers and NYCA are participating in the 16th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference in New York City on September 24-28, 2018.
On Monday, September 24 @ 10 AM Dr. Susan Elbin is teaching the free Bird-Friendly Building Design: Identifying Problems, Providing Solutions course here followed by a tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof with Marni Majorelle at 11 AM.
Learn More about Kingsland Wildflowers
We hope to see you at the 3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival!
~ Kingsland Wildflowers
Publisher’s Note: See the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space Project Profile in the Greenroofs.com Projects Database.
Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations. The vision, conceived through partnerships with local businesses, community voices and wildlife experts, will provide Greenpoint with living and growing infrastructure to support native New York City wildlife and educational programming focused on sustainable conservation practices and wildlife protection.
Niki Jackson, Kingsland Wildflowers Project Coordinator
New York City Audubon
71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523
New York, NY 10010