The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations - Climate Change and Activism
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations - Climate Change and Activism

The Climate Museum is excited to partner with Deutsches Haus at NYU for a conversation on "Climate Change and Activism" between Miranda Massie, the founder of the U.S.'s first museum on climate change; the artists Peggy Weil and Justin Brice Guariglia; and Elke Weber, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

About the panel:

After decades of inaction, the effects of climate change and extreme weather surround us regardless of where we live. There is the distinct sensation confirmed by recent studies that the time to act on climate change is running out. This panel discussion will focus not only on the intersection of climate change and activism, but also on that of science and art. What role does and can the museum play as a location of cultural, political, and social change? Can a museum with its intellectual but also emotional appeal, convince visitors to be better advocates for the climate? How can one move visitors of such a museum to take the lessons learned and apply them to the reality at hand?

This discussion is part of "The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations," a series of six talks presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU that address an array of important topics that are currently intensely debated in both Germany and the United States, and are of political and sociopolitical relevance in both countries: threats to democracy; economic inequality and populism; migration and art; civil society and political engagement; climate change and activism; and educational policy and academic freedom.

You can read more about the event and its panelists here.

The event is free and open to the public. Be sure to RSVP by sending an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, so arrive early to get a seat!

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Climate Resiliency Fall Festival
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Climate Resiliency Fall Festival

Join The Point CDC and the Climate Museum for Climate Resiliency Fall Festival: our final outdoor event of the season. Come see the Climate Signal Exhibit by the Climate Museum, engage with local artists, learn how to monitor local air quality and learn about the South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda. Sounds will be provided by DJ C-Diverse and a Poetry Performance by Mariposa. Food and refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Climate Justice Teach-In
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Climate Justice Teach-In

Join us at an exciting teach-in led by leaders of UPROSE, one of the longest-standing climate justice organizations in New York, and a nationally recognized leader in environmental justice more broadly. At the teach-in, you will learn more about the movement and how you can be part of the solution.

Afterward, we’ll walk together to artist Justin Brice Guariglia’s Climate Signals installation in Sunset Park and discuss the role of art in addressing climate injustice. Activities in the Park will include creating your own climate signal and painting a “climate tile,” which will be displayed as a part of a citywide mosaic illustrating New Yorkers’ reflections on climate change. Pizza, refreshments, and music will be provided.

This event is presented in partnership with UPROSE. It is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Climate Mural Dedication
Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Climate Mural Dedication

  • International Community High School (map)
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Join us in celebration of a new student-designed, community-painted Climate Justice mural at the International Community High School in the South Bronx. Live music and hot chocolate will be provided! RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Presented by:
Patricia Lewis, YUCA artistic director of the mural, and a painter and musician from Caguas, Puerto Rico who relocated to NYC after Hurricane Maria;

the International Community High School, a progressive public school for English Language Learners dedicated to giving immigrant teens the opportunity to succeed;

YUCA Arts, a Bronx-based community organization that engages, educates, and empowers youth through innovative arts and design programming;

and the Climate Museum, the initiative to create the first museum in the U.S. dedicated to climate change, climate justice, and climate solutions.

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Toxics and Treasures Environmental Justice Walking Tour
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Toxics and Treasures Environmental Justice Walking Tour

Explore hidden and landmark sites in West Harlem on this Toxics and Treasures tour, where you'll learn about how Harlem communities are pushing back against climate injustice. The tour will begin and end at the St. Nicholas Park site of Climate Signals on 135th St., where we'll discuss the Climate Museum's citywide exhibition and how you can join the movement.

This event is presented in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. It is free and open to the public. RSVP here.


 

 

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A Call for Climate Action: UN Day with the US United Nations Association and The Queens Museum
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

A Call for Climate Action: UN Day with the US United Nations Association and The Queens Museum

Please join us as we celebrate UN Day with a special program with UNA-USA and the Queens Museum calling for climate action and paths to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the Paris Agreement. This event will include a visit to the public art installation Climate Signals at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with the artist Justin Brice Guariglia, followed by a panel discussion with sustainability agents from the city, state and UN level and Miranda Massie, the director of Climate Museum, on how to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“A Call for Climate Action” is presented in partnership with the Queens Museum. This event is free and open to the public. Read more about the event and the schedule here.



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Paint a Climate Mural
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Paint a Climate Mural

  • International Community High School (map)
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At this special mural painting event in the Bronx, Puerto Rican artist Patricia Melodia Lewis will lead community members of all ages in painting a mural that tells a story of community resilience in the face of climate injustice. Her vision for the mural will be inspired by an earlier after-school workshop with high school students where participants work together to visually express their feelings and thoughts about climate change.

Join community members, artists, and teenagers on Sunday, October 14 to co-create the mural, discuss climate impacts, and learn how public art can promote social justice and have a lasting impact in our communities.

Paint a Climate Mural is presented in partnership with YUCA Arts. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Solar Photography Workshop
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Solar Photography Workshop

BDC Founder and Executive Director Michael Kamber will lead a beginner’s workshop aimed towards individuals who want a better understanding of the basics of solar energy.

Participants will get a hands-on look at the components that make up a small solar energy system using a 12V battery. These kinds of solar energy systems are suited for limited outdoor lighting, battery charging stations and much more. Additionally, workshop participants will examine two different solar energy systems currently in use and discuss their costs and energy effectiveness.

Kamber will also incorporate a discussion around global warming and the increased popularity of large-scale solar and wind energy systems. The event will also feature a discussion on the role of photography and film in the climate conversation. Participants will learn how the Climate Museum uses these forms of art to generate climate engagement.

The Solar Photography Workshop is presented in partnership with the Bronx Documentary Center. This workshop is free. All are welcome to attend and participate. Please RSVP; space is limited!

The venue is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is non gender-segregated.

BIO

MICHAEL KAMBER has worked as a mechanic, carpenter, welder and photographer for 35 years. Between 2002 and 2012, he worked for The New York Times, covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo, and other countries. He was the first person in New York Times' history to routinely file photos, videos and written articles to the paper. His photographs have also been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography and film. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year, and is a member of The New York Timesteam that won a 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Timestwice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Composting Demo
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Composting Demo


Stop by the St. Nicholas Park site of Climate Signals anytime from 10 am to 2 pm to learn about climate change, food justice, and waste processing in NYC. You'll be able to see composting in action, get your hands dirty, and taste some locally-grown Harlem veggies! 

We'll also be celebrating the TRASH Project's 10th Anniversary with music, flower planting, and a park cleanup. Join us!

This event is presented in partnership with Harlem Grown. It is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Flooding in the Rockaways: Strategies for Adaptation
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Flooding in the Rockaways: Strategies for Adaptation

What does it mean to call a water-edge city home in a time of extreme weather? How can our communities learn to live with rapidly rising seas? When might retreat make sense? Join us for a screening of short documentary Managed Retreat by Nathan Kensinger, followed by a panel discussion on the flooding challenges the Rockaways face and what we can do about them.

This event is presented by the Climate Museum and the Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information on the panelists (Nathan Kensinger, Lisa Bova-Hiatt, and Alex Zablocki, as moderator) and to RSVP, click here.

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Ask a Scientist Day
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Ask a Scientist Day

Do you have questions about the science of climate change?

Climate Signals sites across the city will be staffed by climate scientists from NASA, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and more. Stop by to discuss your questions about climate change––from the most basic to the most advanced––with world-renowned climate experts!

Ask a Scientist Day is presented in partnership with the Center for Climate Systems Research and the Urban Climate Change Research Network at the Columbia University Earth Institute. The event is free and open to the public.

Follow this link for a listing of all the sites: climate-signals.org/visit

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Youth Climate Art and Mural Visioning Workshop
Oct
3
4:30 PM16:30

Youth Climate Art and Mural Visioning Workshop

  • International Community High School (map)
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Are you a NYC high schooler interested in climate justice? If so, sign up to join Puerto Rican artist Patricia Melodia Lewis in a special after-school workshop where participants work together to visually express their feelings and thoughts about climate change. The outcome of the workshop will inspire Lewis's vision for a new Bronx mural that tells a story of community resilience in the face of climate injustice, which will be painted by community members of all ages on Sunday, October 14.

This event is presented in partnership with YUCA Arts. This event is free but space is limited. RSVP here.

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Bay to Beach Climate Walk and Arts Workshop
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Bay to Beach Climate Walk and Arts Workshop

On this Bay to Beach tour of Rockaway Park, you'll see firsthand evidence of the devastating impacts of climate change as well as the strides that an extraordinary seaside community has made toward building a resilient future. After the tour, stick around on the boardwalk for a local artist-led workshop focused on expressing climate emotions through visual art.

This event is presented in partnership with the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy. It is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Living on the coast: civic collaboration in a time of rising seas
Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Living on the coast: civic collaboration in a time of rising seas

New York City premiere of short documentary Station 15 and panel discussion for Climate Week 2018.

New York City is not alone in facing sea level rise: half of US residents live in coastal counties. In ten years, close to a billion people worldwide will live in low-elevation coastal areas. These numbers are growing. What does it mean to call a water-edge city home in a time of rapid sea level rise? How can we accommodate the radical challenges climate change poses to our infrastructure--and our broader sense of safety, belonging, and place?

At this Climate Week event, we examine these questions with a focus on New Orleans. First we will screen the documentary short Station 15, which ran on PBS and won “Best Audience Award” at the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival, in its NYC premiere. Station 15 follows a New Orleanian teenager, Chasity Hunter, as she investigates her city’s water system, embracing the uncertainties of the future. Hunter has developed a poetry practice and spoken out on water issues in both creative and civic realms.

Following the film and audience reflections, a panel will discuss the changes ahead and what Hunter’s experiences and choices reveal about the need for:

  • cultural transformation as well as technical design strategies;

  • intensive collaboration across sectors, with community engagement and city policy operating as a feedback loop; and

  • the inclusion of diverse voices, particularly those of low-income communities and communities of color most vulnerable to rising seas, in decision-making.


Panelists:

Kira Akerman is the director of Station 15 and the Artist-in-Residence at Ripple Effect, a New Orleans non-profit pioneering water literacy. Akerman’s work has shown at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; the Smithsonian Water / Ways Exhibition; and the New Orleans, BORSCHT, Rotterdam, and Clermont Ferrand Film Festivals. She has received support from the Tribeca Film Institute and the Sundance Institute.

Jainey Bavishi is the director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. She was previously the associate director for Climate Preparedness at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, playing a major role in implementing President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and the founding director of the Equity and Inclusion Campaign, a coalition of community-based Gulf Coast leaders focused on hurricane recovery.

Aron Chang is an urban designer and educator based in New Orleans. He works on community-based planning and design models for water infrastructure and resilience and teaches at the Tulane School of Architecture. Chang is a founding member of the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans and the co-founder of Ripple Effect. He served on environmental and water plan committees for the City of New Orleans.

Chasity Hunter is the protagonist of Station 15 and a creative collaborator on the film. Hunter is now a student at the University of New Orleans. She attended Bard Early College (2015) and has worked with Young Women With A Vision, Ripple Effect, and 826 New Orleans. She recently spoke at a UN Climate Summit affiliate event with the WWF and Teen Vogue.


The panel will be moderated by Climate Museum director Miranda Massie.

RSVP here.

Banner image map: Risk in major US coastal cities in the middle of the road sea-level rise scenario (RCP4.5) in 2050. Circles represent the risk measured as the average damage of 5% worst cases. (Source)

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Climate Change: Politics, Arts, and Innovation
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Change: Politics, Arts, and Innovation

Join the Climate Museum at the Explorer’s Club’s Climate Week event for the panel on “Action Through Art” at 6 pm. The schedule of events is as follows:

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception

6:00 - 6:50 pm - Action Through Art

7:00 - 8:15 pm - Impact Pioneers Gathering

8:30 - 9:30 pm - Politics, Policy, and Communication

Read more about the schedule of events on the Explorer’s Club website here, which will take place at the Explorer’s Club headquarters in Manhattan.

This event is presented in partnership with the Climate Group and the Explorer’s Club.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

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SUBMERGE - NYC Marine Science Festival
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

SUBMERGE - NYC Marine Science Festival

Join us for the fifth annual SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival, where you'll find something for everyone, from hands-on science research to catch-and-release fishing and kayaking. Find the Climate Museum's booth to see the Hudson River Park Pier 84 site of Climate Signals.

SUBMERGE is presented in partnership with Hudson River Park. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Climate Signals Opening Reception
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Signals Opening Reception

Celebrate the Climate Museum's second exhibition on the beautiful Governors Island, located at the heart of New York Harbor. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Climate Signals installations on Governors Island, toast the Museum's progress, and provide feedback to the Climate Museum team.

This event is presented in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island. The reception is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Teacher Training for Climate Education
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Teacher Training for Climate Education

Are you a classroom educator for grades 5-9? If so, sign up to attend a free professional development workshop where, after a visit to the nearby Climate Signals site, you'll learn best practices for climate change education, participate in hands-on and digital activities that can be incorporated into various content areas, and receive lesson plans that are ready to use in your classroom and for field trips to exhibition sites.

This event is presented in partnership with the New York Hall of Science. This workshop is full, but you can submit your information here to be added to the waitlist.

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Museum Mile Festival
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Museum Mile Festival

The Climate Museum tabled at the Museum Mile Festival on 5th avenue. We spread the word about the Museum and were among other participating museums such as the Cooper Hewitt, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Riverfest BX
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Riverfest BX

The Climate Museum tabled at Riverfest BX, an annual community festival to celebrate the Hudson River with fun outdoor entertainment and environmental education for the community, including boat rides on the Hudson River, music by local musicians, and art exhibits.

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UN Green Fair
Jun
5
11:30 AM11:30

UN Green Fair

  • United Nations Plaza New York, NY United States (map)
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The Climate Museum was among 30+ exhibitors to showcase products and initiatives to inspire UN staff and Permanent Mission representatives to switch to more sustainable personal and professional lifestyles.

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