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New York’s waterways are swimming in plastic microbeads

It's morning. Brush your teeth. A quick shower, shampoo. Going to the beach? Get on the sunscreen. OK, ready to roll. You've just sent countless microscopic plastic bits swirling down the drain, through the sewer system and into the nearest water body. Many common products including toothpastes, cosmetics, shampoos, soaps and sunscreens contain tiny plastic spheres. The ball-bearing effect of these so-called microbeads gives products their smooth

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CAS National Center for Community Schools Fundamentals Conference , October 18-20, 2017, in New York City

We are pleased to invite you to CAS National Center for Community Schools Fundamentals Conference , October 18-20, 2017, in New York City. Please share with other key members of your team. We want to encourage you and your group to register as soon as possible because space is limited! Click here to access the registration web site and learn more about the conference or paste the link below into your browser.  https://www.regonline.com/CSFundamentals2017

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WeAct Empowering Communities to Power Change

A recent Nature study showed that over 12,700 lives have been saved by solar and wind energy over the last nine years in the U.S.1  Here in NYC, we know that solar can also: help reduce energy costs reduce emissions that cause climate change and dirty air help prevent blackouts Yet, only 2% of ConEd customers creating their own solar are considered low-income households. That's why WE ACT is proud to launch our newest project, SOLAR UPTOWN NOW

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Uptown Triennial

Making Art Uptown Family Workshop Saturday, July 29th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm An afternoon of art making and self-empowerment The Lantern / 8th Floor Join us for art projects inspired by Maren Hassinger's Fight the Power on view in the Uptown exhibition. Working together, families can create sculptural elements made from paper that will eventually become part of Fight the Power. Wallach Art Gallery / 6th Floor Explore the Uptown exhibition and discover

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WHDC 4th Annual Grant Writing Workshop, Free, August 10th!

  West Harlem Development Corporation invites you to attend its 4th Annual Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday, August 10, 2017.   Location: International House located at 500 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10027 (Room: Home Room) Time: 8:45 am to 5pm. A light breakfast will be served from 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will also be served. Space is limited, so you MUST R.S.V.P. to the link below no later than Friday, August 4th by 12 Noon. Click here: https://goo.gl/forms/MKLU8uNn3u7zaolG2

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Make Music New York, June 21, 2017 – Call for Local Musicians

On Wednesday, June 21st from 10am - 10pm, public spaces in all five boroughs - sidewalks, parks and community gardens and more, become impromptu musical stages. Thousands of amateur musicians in every genre perform for the public at no cost. June 21, 2017 is also the first day of Summer and is globally celebrated as "Summer Solstice" which also marks the longest day of the year.  It is the day, the world gets the most sunlight in one day! Hamilton

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Issues New Process for Submission of Testimony

In our effort to make the digital submission process more efficient and fair, the agency has created an online form for Public Testimony and Comments on Public Hearing and Meeting items. In response to feedback, we have made a few changes, including providing presentation materials for agenda items on the LPC website by 5:00 PM on the Thursday prior to Public Hearings/Meetings, and accepting digital testimony until 4 PM on the Monday prior to Public

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Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference - HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR TICKETS, THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE ARONOW THEATRE ON CAMPUS TO ADEQUATELY ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE. Where: City College of New York - Aronow Theatre located on the first floor in the North Academic Center. (MAP) Entrance is

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Participatory Budgeting

After months of preparation, now is your chance as an Upper Manhattan resident to make your voice heard on how to improve our community with $1,000,000 in public funds. For the third year in a row, my office is offering the community the opportunity to get directly involved through Participatory Budgeting. This year we have an exciting slate of 11 projects, from parks improvements, to school renovations and public housing upgrades. Also, for the

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Harlem School of the Arts ArtScape Summer Camp, Ages 4 – 12

The Harlem School of the Arts offers a summer of fun in the arts for children ages 4-12. ARTScape Summer Day Camp is an arts experience like no other. Campers enjoy a variety of classes in 4 different art forms: music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Weekly trips to NYC’s cultural destinations and afternoon swimming highlight the three 2-week sessions. Each session culminates with a performance for campers’ families and friends. Join the fun!

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