Atlantic Yards Rally - from Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn:
If you only go to one major Atlantic Yards rally...this is the one:
A major community rally will be held Saturday, May 3, 2pm at 752 Pacific Street. The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Brooklyn Speaks, and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn will join with community leaders and elected officials in calling for a freeze on all Atlantic Yards activities. The three sponsoring organizations represent thousands of New Yorkers that have had differing perspectives on issues raised by the Atlantic Yards proposal, but all agree that the current state of affairs is intolerable.
The following elected officials have confirmed attendance: NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Assemblywoman Joan Millman, NYS Assemblyman Jim Brennan, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Councilwoman Letitia James, NYC Councilman Bill Deblasio, NYC Councilman David Yassky, NYC Councilman Tony Avella.
A GreenWalk of Downtown Brooklyn and Dumbo:
Join us on Thursday, May 1, from 12:30-2:30 for a walking tour led by students of New York City College of Technology of Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO. The tour will explore selected urban environmental challenges and sustainable solutions currently being implemented in these two neighborhoods. Developed by students in five different disciplines — chemistry, English, graphic design, hospitality management and physics — the tour will offer a range of perspectives on environmental concerns. Issues considered will include global warming, the tendency for cities to be warmer than outlying areas (the "Urban Heat Island Effect"), garbage and power generation, while solutions will include recycling and composting, bio-fuel use, green building techniques, absorption of CO2 by trees and local food consumption.
Location: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Flatbush & DeKalb Avenue, downtown Brooklyn
Speakers. presenters, and performers include:
Debbie Almontaser, Eric Adams, Major Owens; Amanda Diva & Friends, Abiodun (Last Poets), Aja Monet (Def Poet), Dragons of Zynth, Invincible (Anomolies), Mental Notes, Queen God!s, Ra Hendrix, Remi Kanazi, Stephanie Rooker, Raging Grannies & their Daughters, Dance 4 Peace, & More!