Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and its partners are interested in encouraging the systematic inclusion of Passive House principles into Massachusetts' multifamily affordable housing sector. The event is open to all individuals and organizations working within MA's multifamily affordable housing sector, from owners and developers to architects, engineers, general contractors, building science providers, third party consultants, representatives from the state energy, housing, and housing finance agencies, and other permanent lenders including commercial banks.
PAN is a music and movement-based performance that will have its World Premiere at the Kitchen in Manhattan on March 2 and 3. We are looking for as many fun-loving creative people as possible to join us for rehearsals in early December, January and February before the performance in March. There is no age restriction on who can participate - anyone from age 10-110 is welcome! If you can read music or play an instrument or do theater that is great, but it is not required. Our fabulous team will teach you everything you need to know.
Join us December 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
for the first rehearsal of PAN at:
RiseBoro Youth Center
1474 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
LUNCH & SNACKS PROVIDED. NO AGE RESTRICTIONS. See the flyer for more details.
Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer, & Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties, with RiseBoro Community Partnership, the non-profit sponsor, will walk us through one of the three passive house sites/residences of the RiseBoro's 100% affordable housing development and explain the construction process in keeping with Passive House standards. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including the Passive House (Green) aspects of the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and energy/heat recapture & redistribution, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc. Location in Brooklyn to be announced.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott Short, Chief Executive Officer, & Ryan Cassidy, Director of Properties, with RiseBoro Community Partnership (formerly Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council), will explain Passive House construction standards and the principles of super insulation, tight building and apartment construction, eliminating thermal bridging, and energy/heat recapture/exchange. Passive House construction has been accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods, saves from 50% to 70% of standard energy usage, and is very appropriate for affordable housing development in NYC. We will also look at the potential hurdles and various crucial roles played by the CDC non-profit sponsor.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
In partnership with our local community, we are supporting victims of the recent hurricanes. Donations are being accepted at the locations noted. Your support is appreciated.
RiseBoro Farmers Markets are a network of THREE weekly markets featuring fresh produce and a collection of local products and vendors from a cross-section of our diverse residents. By bringing together a diverse group of local food growers, prepared food purveyors, entrepreneurs, community organizations and artists of all kinds, the markets present an assortment of experiences reflecting Bushwick's multicultural heritage and funky character. The whole family can enjoy delicious bi-lingual culinary lessons provided by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, meet neighbors and get to know purveyors of quality food in our food shed. Our team is constantly looking for the best local farmers, food entrepreneurs and artisans to offer a rich market experience for Bushwick residents. Additionally, we speak English and Spanish, accept cash and credit at all our markets, and are SNAP ready at our Saturday and Sunday markets.
Join panelist speaker Emily Kurtz, Vice President of RiseBoro Community Partnership, at the EMERGING DEVELOPER PROGRAM: Women Make it Work: Exploring Opportunities in Affordable Housing.
Exploring the Metropolis, Inc. announces:
"Applications are now available for the 2017-18 EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.
Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) is sponsoring the second round of the EtM Ridgewood Bushwick Composer Residency.
EtM is committed to resolving the workspace needs of the performing arts community in New York City. This pilot program, the second implementation of our Queens Workspace Initiative, will provide free, long-term studio space to composers who are in need of a dedicated workspace outside of their home."
Sunday, October 29th from 12pm to 4pm. FREE!
RiseBoro Community Partnership presents the 8th Annual ¡CalabazaFest!, the family-friendly, free, and ridiculously fun mashup of Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Harvest Fair traditions, returning to Maria Hernandez Park on Sunday October 29th, from 12:00pm noon to 4:00pm. A colorful community celebration, ¡CalabazaFest! 2017 will feature a fantastic live stage show (in Spanish and English) of musical and dance performances and workshops, plus hands-on pumpkin crafts, and a creative costume contest. There will also be a mini RB Farmers Market selling fresh local produce, eggs, and cider; healthy cooking demos and tastings, and free seasonal eats for every palate!
You're invited. Commissioner Silver will be present for Brooklyn's first Community Parks Initiative (CPI).
Friday, October 27th at 10 am
Thomas Boyland Park
On Broadway between Granite & Aberdeen Streets
Please RSVP to Andrew.Newman@parks.nyc.gov. See the flyer below for details. For more info on CPI visit: http://on.nyc.gov/2aJEGxy.
New Yorkers for Parks donates daffodil bulbs to groups and individuals every year for free. We need volunteers on Oct. 22nd on Community Planting Day to help us plant.
From the NESEA website:
The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is NYC's premier event for professionals and practitioners working to build a more sustainable world. It brings more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and network with each other. This year's event, chaired by Eric Davis of Con Edison and Ryan Cassidy of RiseBoro, will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the TKP New York Conference Center.