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Brooklyn, NY  11232

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Upcoming Events

December 16, 2023

GLOwanus Giveaway

GLOwanus is a public art project designed to inform Gowanus residents about water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Join us in December for the official launch of the newly-designed GLOwanus light at our neighborhood giveaway event.

Get a free GLOwanus light to display in your home, office, or business. The GLOwanus team will also lead a discussion about water conditions in the Canal and ongoing government-led clean up actions. Hear and share ideas for improving water quality in Gowanus and holding public officials accountable in the future.

Learn more and RSVP for free!

Humorist and four-time Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen joins us again to host his live podcast, an interview show based on the idea that people are most engaging when they speak not about themselves, but something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

We’re delighted to welcome Person Place Thing back to Van Alen Institute with guest speaker Kia Weatherspoon, interior designer and design justice advocate.

Learn more and get tickets!

What We’re Working On

Bond Street Bash, May 12, 2022. Photo: Cameron Blaylock
August 23, 2023

Gowanus Action

June 16, 2023

Public Realm R+D

April 24, 2023

Lucid Project: Albany


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