The first...oh shoot, I thought this was next week, it's actually this week but I'll go ahead and post it anyways. The EPA is holding a pair of information sessions on the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal, one tonight in Gowanus, the other tomorrow in Red Hook. They're both from 6:30 to 9:00 - the first one I'm afraid has already begun as I'm typing this, sorry! Working Harbor blog has full details.
The second one is this Saturday, 11/16 in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. From 10 - 1 there will be a celebration in honor of the opening of the uplands of Piers 3 and 4, completing the Brooklyn Bridge Park section of the Brooklyn Greenway. Weather looks cooperative, high of 59 (warming back up, yay!) and mostly sunny, there will be music, family fun, and tours, should be a fun day by the water! Click here for full details.
Oh, and as long as I'm doing a quick post - Steve's Key Lime Pies, where you can get the best darned key lime pie in New York City and which is also a real part of the Red Hook renaissance, and a very active member of that community, is participating in a Mission Main Street grant contest. They took a hard hit during Sandy and although they've made a pretty good comeback, this would be a big help for them! I hope you'll vote for them!