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Celebrate Arbor Day with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

April 27, 2018: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
NYS DEC Region 3 Office 21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY map
Join the NYS DEC to celebrate Arbor Day 2018 by potting bareroot seedlings to help save streams in the Hudson Valley. Volunteers should be prepared to work with soil and get dirty. The volunteer event will include a free pizza lunch at noon.

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Will Wading in this Stream Make Me Sick Presentation in Troy

April 29, 2018: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
3361 6th Ave, Troy, NY 12181 map
During May through October 2017 Rensselaer Land Trust Citizen Science volunteers collected water samples from six streams:  Wynantskill, Poesten Kill, Mill Creek, Quackenderry, Moordener Kill and the Quacken Kill.  The streams studied are located within the Cities of Troy and Rensselaer; Town of Schodack; Village of Castleton-on-Hudson; Towns of North Greenbush and East Greenbush. These free meetings are intended to provide residents and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about certain bacteria and pharmaceuticals found in water samples taken from 18 stream sites in Rensselaer County.

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Contaminants in the Hudson River and Watershed: A Look at the Status, Trends, and the Response of Natural Resources

May 2, 2018: 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Student Union Building State University at New Paltz ,1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561 map
Join the Hudson River Environmental Society for a day-long symposium on the long history of environmental contaminants in the Hudson River.

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What’s Government Got To Do With It? – A Dutchess County Civics Class For All

May 2, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Starr Library 68 W Market St Rhinebeck NY 12572 map
Do you ever want to get involved in affecting change in local politics but find yourself unsure where to start? Are you curious about how local government really works? RSVP for our free, nonpartisan Civics Class for Dutchess County to learn about local government in NY state and find out more about how you can help change it!

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Film Premiere of Blue Heart

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May 7, 2018: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11249 map
Join us for the premiere of “Blue Heart”, a new documentary from Patagonia exploring the irreversible damage of hydropower dams on the last of Europe’s wild rivers. The screening will be followed by a live set from Andrew Bird.

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Stella Blue’s Band Plays “Free Dead in the Park”

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May 8, 2018: 4:00PM to 9:00PM
Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, 72nd St, New York, NY 10019 map
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s free concert in Central Park in 1968, Stella Blue’s Band will play a free show at the park’s Naurumburg Bandshell on May 8, 2018.

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Introduction into the Study of Seasonal Changes (Phenology)

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May 9, 2018: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 map
Explore the changing trees and plants* and welcome spring during the Bronx River Ecology Team meeting. Join a walk, talk and paint celebration of the coming of spring. All attendees are welcome to bring their own drawing pad and materials, Alliance will provide materials otherwise. *The study of seasonal changes is called “phenology”: the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.

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State of the Saw Kill Forum

May 10, 2018: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY map
Join the Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) to learn more about the health of the Saw Kill and its watershed on Thursday, May 10, at the State of the Saw Kill Forum. Participants will learn more about the work the SKWC and local researchers have been conducting over the past two years.

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Exhibition: Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller: riverthatflowsbothways

June 1, 2018: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 map
riverthatflowsbothways, a video installation by artist Ellen Kozak and composer Scott D. Miller, takes its name from the translation of the Lenape word for the Hudson River. The artist states, “I use the surface of the river as a giant watery lens that assimilates reflection, color, and pattern.

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The Great Fish Count with the Bronx River Alliance

June 2, 2018: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Concrete Plant Park, Bronx, NY 10472 map
Step into some waders and see what lives below the surface of the river. Family-friendly event! Please note, wader sizes are adult and teen-only, please have children wear rain boots.

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