Sustainable Walking Tour of East Village Highlighting Community Gardens
Led By Bill Di Paola, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space / Director
The tour will start off at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space where a brief indoor introduction of the history of the Lower East Side and why so many sustainable systems and projects were conceived here will be held. This is an outdoor walking tour experience. Come visit legendary historic sites where the community faced off with gentrification and financial power. Explore vibrant community gardens, visit legendary tenement buildings, and historic Tompkins Square Park. It will give your party an inside look into the creative repurposing of materials in the squats as well as the complex composting and compost systems, water recovery systems, and solar power in the community gardens.
No accommodations are available at this time
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.