Events

International Coastal Cleanup Day at Randall’s Island, NYC

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September 20, 2014: 10:00AM to 1:30PM
Randall's Island Park
Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance will lead volunteers in several service projects across this sensitive urban park in NYC. Randall’s Island offers a rare wildlife haven in the shadow of NYC, with a newly restored wetland that provides wildlife habitat and erosion protection for the island. Volunteers will be assisting in debris cleanup, invasive species removal, mulching sensitive habitat and fencing areas to protect from litter. Specific time and location of this event will be shown at sign up website. Sign up for Randall’s Island: Sign up Learn More Sign Up

NYC Climate Convergence: Paul Gallay Hosts “The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis”

Climate Convergence
September 20, 2014: 10:45AM to 12:15PM
St. Johns University Room 112 map
Join Riverkeeper and partners from the Waterkeeper Alliance at the NYC Climate Convergence, an alternative to the UN Climate Summit Sept 19-21. The Convergence will bring together leaders, thinkers and activists from every front of the climate war to offer insights, perspectives and solutions to the climate crisis. The Convergence culminates Sept 21 with the People’s Climate March, the largest single climate mobilization in history. NYC Climate Convergence Flyer Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay will moderate an all-star panel of leaders and experts on the climate-water nexus. Join us Saturday, Sept […] Learn More RSVP

People’s Climate March: A Riverkeeper Call to Action

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September 21, 2014: 10:00AM to 4:00AM
Central Park West and 72nd St., Manhattan, New York City
THIS IS AN INVITATION TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. >> Click here to add your name if you can join us! We will keep you informed of logistics and make sure you’re there to march with Waterkeepers. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, Riverkeeper will take a stand to […] Learn More RSVP

The Solutions Grassroots Tour

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September 21, 2014: 7:30PM to September 24, 2014: 10:00PM
Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 map
Thousands of voices will unite on September 21st at the People’s Climate March to deliver this message loud and clear – we must act now on climate change. This is our moment to show the world we’re not just talking about a brighter future, we’re building it. Presenting: The Solutions Grassroots Tour with special guest co-hosts Debra Winger, Peter Yarrow, Sandra Steingraber and Nahko Bear! The Solutions Grassroots Tour combines classic storytelling with roll-up-your sleeves organizing to look at the impacts of fossil fuel development and provide a vision for […] Learn More BUY TICKETS

Crude Oil Transportation Risks, Local and Global

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The tanker Afrodite, filled with approximately 7 million gallons of explosive Bakken crude oil, passes the Walkway Over the Hudson.
September 22, 2014: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Marist College, Fusco Recital Hall (Park at McCann Center), 3399 North Rd (Route 9), Poughkeepsie, NY map
Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson will present on the risks of crude oil transportation in the Hudson River Valley at Marist College on Monday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The Marist College School of Science is hosting the event, and it is co-sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Rowing Association. Before 2011, there was little or no crude oil being transported through the Hudson Valley. In 2013, 1.6 billion gallons of Bakken crude oil was transferred from train to barge in Albany for transport down the Hudson River. The transfer of up to […] Learn More

Crude Oil Transportation Risks to Rockland County

September 22, 2014: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Rockland County Legislative Offices, 11 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY 10956 map
Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson will make a public presentation about the risks associated with crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley. Rockland County Legislature has previously passed a resolution expressing concerns about the crude oil that passes through the county by train. This presentation will, in part, update county Legislators on the failures of recent U.S. Department of Transportation actions to reduce the risk. The forum is open, and the public is encouraged to attend. Learn More

Riverkeeper Beer Tasting Event at Peekskill Brewery

September 24, 2014: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Peekskill Brewery, 47-53 South Water Street, Peekskill, NY map
Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. The festival features craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food, and a farmers market. Admission is free. We need your help to name this beer! Enter your name here by Sept. 8. Riverkeeper staff will announce finalists the week of September […] Learn More

Riverkeeper Beer Tasting Event at Captain Lawrence

September 26, 2014: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY map
Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. The festival features craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food, and a farmers market. Admission is free. We need your help to name this beer! Enter your name here by Sept. 8. Riverkeeper staff will announce finalists the week of September […] Learn More

Environmental champion Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at TEDxHudson

September 27, 2014: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 map
Riverkeeper's chief prosecuting attorney and board chair, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will be speaking at TEDxHudson at the Hudson Opera House on Sept. 27. He will be introduced by Alice Waters, one of the most influential figures in the sustainable food movement, who is attending as the guest of honor at this inaugural TEDxHudson event. Learn More Tickets

North Cove Wildlife Sanctuary Cleanup

September 27, 2014: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Inwood's North Cove, Manhattan map
Riverkeeper is encouraging our supporters to join partner organizations Conservancy North and the Manhattan Wetlands & Wildlife Association for a cleanup of Inwood’s North Cove Wildlife Sanctuary Cleanup on the Harlem River in New York City. Riverkeeper volunteers have participated in cleanups of the area in previous Riverkeeper Sweeps and encourage the continue stewardship of this and all riverside areas. EPA award winner Jim “Birdman” Cataldi will be giving a talk about biodiversity to attendees. It is requested that volunteers arrive slightly before the 10am start time. Food is provided […] Learn More