Photo: Thomas Balsley Associates

Join us in celebrating public spaces throughout the five boroughs with our second Public Space Potluck of the season!

Share a meal with urbanites and park lovers on Wednesday July 20, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Gantry Plaza State Park, in Long Island City, Queens. We'll meet on the West Lawn of the park, along the river, for a communal meal and to discuss the importance of urban ecology to the planning of waterfront parks in the era of climate change.

As landscape and urban planning evolve to meet the challenges of rising sea levels, what does this mean for urban waterfront parks? Parks have the possibility of serving important roles, not only as meeting places, but as habitat for species of animals and plants that cannot grow in other areas within the city. We'll tour the park with landscape architect Thomas Balsley to hear about how natural ecosystem design can protect our cities.

Join us and bring a dish to share – we’ll provide plates, napkins, utensils, and drinks! The event is free and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

The West Lawn is located along the river in front of the playground. Enter the park at the intersection of 47th Avenue and Center Boulevard and turn left. Gantry Plaza State Park is accessible via the:

  • G at 21st St.-Van Alst
  • 7 at Vernon Blvd. Jackson Ave.
  • E & M at Court Square 23rd St.

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Date and Time

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM


Gantry Plaza State Park – the West Lawn


  • 47th Avenue and Center Boulevard
    Long Island City, NY 11101