Canoeing on Gowanus Canal
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Canoeing on Gowanus Canal

Canoe the Gowanus? #youcandothat

Meet RP and the Dredgers at the boathouse for a short safety presentation at the shoreline, where you will be outfitted with safety gear before starting your adventure.

Then, embark on a sunset voyage filled with questions and conversation on how recreation can have a positive influence on improving and encouraging environmental awareness and activism in an urban setting.

Paddle along the Gowanus Canal to see a hidden side of New York, including the underside of bridges and a transforming industrial neighborhood. Discover the fun of canoeing as you explore the history of this Brooklyn neighborhood’s rich past, present, and future.

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Make Your Own Microscope
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Make Your Own Microscope

Join Renaissance Person and Dr. Mike McCann at The Yard: Gowanus to build your own functional, paper microscope (featuring Foldscope)!

Foldscope was created with a vision to solve an accessibility problem in science. What began as a simple idea has now grown into a company that provides powerful low-cost tools to communities around the world, all in an effort to help advance education, health, and opportunity! By purchasing and using Foldscope, you directly support its mission of bringing Foldscope to communities that often do not have the means to engage in science - both locally and globally.

Your ticket includes instruction, a Foldscope to keep, wine, beer, and seltzer.

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Trash Origami Party! (No Instructor)
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Trash Origami Party! (No Instructor)

Join us as we create projects from the book Trash Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander.

BYO Trash. BYOB. This event is FREE. RSVP required.

A list of trash you should bring and the address will be sent a couple of days before the event. 

RP Unstructured is a new, inexpensive series of events! No instructors, just materials for a skill, library books, and the internet!

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Fly Tying with Orvis
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Fly Tying with Orvis

Learn fly-tying basics with Orvis in their Bryant Park shop! The 2-hour class will cover tools, materials, and techniques. You will learn to tie the famous Woolly Bugger to take home and try your next time out on the water (or give to a friend that plans to go out on the water).

Tickets are $5 and very limited!

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Sold Out! Canoeing with Gowanus Dredgers
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sold Out! Canoeing with Gowanus Dredgers

Canoe the Gowanus? #youcandothat

Meet RP and the Dredgers at the boathouse for a short safety presentation at the shoreline, where you will be outfitted with safety gear before starting your adventure.

Then, embark on a voyage filled with questions and conversation on how recreation can have a positive influence on improving and encouraging environmental awareness and activism in an urban setting.

Paddle along the Gowanus Canal to see a hidden side of New York, including the underside of bridges and a transforming industrial neighborhood. Discover the fun of canoeing as you explore the history of this Brooklyn neighborhood’s rich past, present, and future. We will take a sunset cruise along the canal in a canoe.


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Friends of RP: OutdoorFest NYC Campout
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Friends of RP: OutdoorFest NYC Campout

  • Henry Kaufman Campgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

USE CODE “RP2019” FOR 15% OFF YOUR TICKET!!!

Each year, our friends at OutdoorFest throw an amazing camping event where you’ll have the ability to learn a ton of outdoor skills and feel a hundred miles out of the city with a convenient car trip.

Details from OutdoorFest:

OutdoorFest is back for 2019 and we're kicking it off by taking over 75 acres of green space in Staten Island to host the summer's best campout.

Campout under the stars || Salomon 5K Night Trail Race || Salomon Ultra Trail Run || LIVE SHOW || Beer by Sierra Nevada || Survival Skills || Slacklining || Stargazing (with real telescopes & astronomers!)

No car? No problem. We'll be running our shuttle again and you will have the option to sign up during the Eventbrite check-out process. Just click "add on shuttle".

Tickets start at $40 for day passes and $69 for the overnight.

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Volunteer Day at Red Hook Compost
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Day at Red Hook Compost

For the second year in a row, we'll be volunteering at the compost project at the Red Hook Community Farm on April 28th from 10 to 1 in honor of #NationalVolunteerWeek (and also in honor of the passing of David Buckel, RP's first presenter)! This site is the largest compost site in the country run solely on renewable resources (solar, wind, and volunteer labor). More than 2,000 volunteers help in the compost effort each year, converting 150-plus tons of organic matter from waste to rich soil amendment.

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SOLD OUT. RP Presents! Non-Food Uses for Plants
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT. RP Presents! Non-Food Uses for Plants

 Join Renaissance Person for our third season as we explore alternative uses for plants. We'll learn how to make natural dyes, the basics of herbalism, and... proper disposal in case you accidentally leave something out too long.

Guests:

  • Barrie Cohen, Anthemia - How to Make Natural Dyes

  • Maria Christodoulou, Bliss Without Bother - Herbalism 101

  • Domingo Morales, Red Hook Compost - Proper Composting Practices

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RP X Gowanus Audio: Speakers and Amps
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

RP X Gowanus Audio: Speakers and Amps

***NEW DATE***

Join Renaissance Person and Pete Raho of Gowanus Audio at his in-home studio in (surprise) Gowanus on Wednesday, May 16th from 7-8:45. Pete will teach us how amps and speakers work (in the "break them open and take them apart" kind of way), how to make changes to existing units, and (in his words) "the difference between 'ok' and 'holy shit that sounds amaaaaazing'." Tickets are $5 and include beers from Brooklyn Brewery. Space is limited.

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RP Presents! The Supernatural
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

RP Presents! The Supernatural

We're thrilled to bejoined by our VI(R)P Melissa Madara, Co-Owner of Catland Booksin Bushwick who will be giving all of us a crash course in tarot reading. Melissa is a tarot reader, scryer, apothecary, poet, and performer. A deck of Rider Waite tarot cards are available for purchase from Catland, but if you don't feel like you need your own pack, we will have a little workbook made for you so you can take notes.

Additionally, we'll be joined by Anthony and Andrew, co-Founders of the Brooklyn Paranomal Society, a group who seems to love exploring unique ideas over drinks as much as we do! A&A will be covering the tenets of ghost hunting in our fine city.

Beer by Brooklyn Brewery included in your ticket.

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RP Presents! Summer Harder
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

RP Presents! Summer Harder

  • The Rooftop at Bond Collective Gowanus! (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our summer party on a beautiful rooftop in Gowanus! We're shucking oysters with marine ecologist, Dr. Mike McCann, learning the hula, and how to braid hair and more! Wine from Blason Louis and beer from Brooklyn Brewery is included in the price of your ticket! Tickets for sale at www.rppresents.com!

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Jun
3
to Jun 5

RP X OutdoorFest

  • Henry Kauffman Campgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our friends at OutdoorFest is hosting a VERY RP-esque event on Staten Island. In addition to an overnight trip in a beautiful environment, you can learn survival skills, fly-fishing, yoga, how-to pick a hiking boots, hike, and run a head-lamp lit 5K. Gina will be there!

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