Your intrepid correspondent is in the wilds of Maine for a few days, and will not be able to take his usual “park progress” photos this Friday, but will take them on his return next Tuesday morning. We thank you for your patience.
Update: Newman & Redford vs. the O’Neals & Madeline Kahn, and more. No sooner had I posted my apology above than the ever-helpful Nancy Webster, of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, supplied me with material for a post.
First, the ever-popular, and free, Movies With A View series suffered two rain cancellations during this soggy summer; however, only one rain date is scheduled: Thursday, September 3, with DJs starting at 6:00 P.M. and the movie commencing at sundown. BBPC needs to know which of the two rained-out flicks, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Paper Moon, you would prefer to see on the rain date. You can vote by going to BBPC’s website. Update-update: Movies With A View provides inspiration for this week’s New Yorker cover (scroll down to see).
Other future Park evnts are listed after the jump:
International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 19, 3-5 P.M.
During the 24th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, hosted in collaboration with the American Littoral Society, volunteers around the world join together to clean their countries’ shorelines.
Help us remove trash and debris from the rocks and beach of Brooklyn Bridge Park. We will tally and record all the trash we collect for inclusion in an international report, helping us to understand the impact of trash on our precious waterways.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming!
National Estuaries Day, Saturday, September 26, 9:00-11:30 A.M.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, with experts from the Coastal Marine Resource Center, will begin the day’s program with a special seining session from 9:00am to 10:00am. We will use a 30-foot seining net to catch fish and other remarkable species. Families and kids can take a good look at the fish before we release them back to their homes and keep a tally of our catch. We provide field guides, identification keys, and plenty of fun to go around. Previous catches have included flounder, striped bass, Atlantic tomcod, bay anchovy, green crabs, blue crabs, shrimp, comb jellies, silversides, pipefish, and even a seahorse.
The fun continues with a Rove the Cove adventure! Go on a guided tour of the Cove at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 10:30am to 11:30am, and investigate the health of the estuary with hands-on experiments. Rovers will get free t-shirts and copies of The Cove Guide to learn about and celebrate the Hudson River estuary.
All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE, but space is limited. To reserve a space, please email email@example.com. Please include your contact info (email and phone number), the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren), and your zip code.
It’s My Park! Day, Saturday, October 17, 1:30-3:30 P.M.
Participants will join volunteers working throughout the city in their local parks on It’s My Park! Day to enhance and beautify New York. Experts from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and the Coastal Marine Resource Center will use a 30-foot seining net to catch, identify and discuss an amazing array of creatures that live in the East River before releasing them back to their homes. The group will then all work together to clear the shoreline of trash and debris.
All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve a space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact info (email and phone number), the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren), and your zip code. FREE!
All of these events take place in the section of Brooklyn Bridge Park located at the foot of Main Street in DUMBO, except for Movies With A View, which is on the lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section, just to the south of the Main Street section (near the foot of Dock Street). For further information, see the BBPC website.