Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Water and the East River Esplanade Panel Discussion: October 2

Join CIVITAS and the National Academy for the first of three panel discussions in our Art, Design, and the Urban Environment series.
Admission is FREE for CIVITAS members. Find out how to join.
The first panel titled Water and the East River Esplanade examines the revitalization of waterfront spaces within the context of the East River Esplanade from 63rd to 125th Streets. Through community visioning events and an international design competition, CIVITAS has been advocating for a better waterfront park along the East River that will serve the recreational and environmental needs of the East Side community. This discussion of the Esplanade is an opportunity to explore both the history of the waterfront along the Upper East Side and East Harlem, as well as the potential in urban waterfronts to add value to our neighborhoods. Read more about our Reimagining the Waterfront Campaign here.
Gregg Pasquarelli - Principal and Founding Partner, SHoP Architects
Cecilia Alemani - Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director, High Line Art
Al Appleton - Former Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection and former Director, NYC Water and Sewer System
Michael Marrella - Director, Waterfront and Open Space, NYC Department of City Planning

Charles Birnbaum - Founder and President of the Cultural Landscape Foundation 
All discussions in the series will take place at the National Academy:
1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
Admission: $15
Seniors and Students:$10
For tickets, visit www.nationalacademy.org or call 212.369.4880 x 201


Save the Date for Additional Discussions:

Urban Revitalization and East Harlem Rezoning
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Transportation and the Second Avenue Subway
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19: Esplanade Exhibition Opening Reception at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Join CIVITAS for a opening reception celebrating the new Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition location at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
Light refreshments will be served.
Reimagining the Waterfront is a CIVITAS-sponsored initiative to improve the East River Esplanade between East 63rd and 125th Streets. The exhibition is open through November, and features the eight winning proposals from the 2012 design-ideas competition, as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today.
Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade was organized by the Museum of the City of New York. It was curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and was on view at the Museum from June 6 through October 28, 2012.
For more information on the project, please visit: www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com or call CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745.