News and Stories from Gowanus

The S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse was damaged by fire last summer. ©Mark D Phillips, markdphillips.com
Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook

Members of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, PortSide New York, and community members in Red Hook and Gowanus will hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, opposing demolition of the historic S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse along the Gowanus Canal, which dates to 1886.

Gowanus Landmarking Coalition Launches Website Ahead of Rezoning
Gowanus

The Gowanus Landmarking Coalition unveiled its new website highlighting the priority list of fifteen sites and small districts in Gowanus that warrant official designation by the City of New York in its rezoning plan.

Lunar Eclipse coming on January 20, 2019.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend on Sunday, January 20, 2019, beginning at 10:34 p.m. EST, for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. Hope for clear skies and bundle up to watch it.

Season 10 at The Invisible Dog
Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Gowanus

On Saturday September 8, 2018, The Invisible Dog invites you to celebrate the beginning of their second decade with two recently commissioned - site specific exhibitions and one celebratory installation as Season 10 opens at the eclectic arts center.

Creekers Jamboree, Roots and Americana music, beginning Saturday, June 16
Gowanus

The Gowanus Dredgers present Creekers Jamboree, celebrating Roots and Americana music, beginning Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm, and continuing on the third Saturday of every month this Summer!

As the Gowanus Dredgers bring hundreds of canoers and spectators to the Gowanus Canal area for the Gowanus Challenge, there is a battle brewing to save the character of the neighborhood.
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook

As the Gowanus Dredgers bring hundreds of canoers and spectators to the Gowanus Canal area for the Gowanus Challenge, there is a battle brewing to save the character of the neighborhood.

MARY Month of May celebrates 80 years of Maritime History
Gowanus, Red Hook

Come enjoy the May festival of diverse FREE maritime programs—the “MARY Month of May"—in honor of the 80th birthday on May 21 of the historic ship, the tanker MARY A.

Seventh annual Banjo Toss of the Brooklyn Folk Festival
Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Red Hook

The 7th annual Banjo Toss into the Gowanus Canal is one of my favorite events sponsored by Jalopy Theater as part of the Brooklyn Folk Festival!

Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways
Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan looks at water during Liquid Assets: New York's Watersheds & Waterways, a conversation with an esteemed panel of environmentalists discussing what New York can do to protect its drinking and recreational water supply in a changing climate.

Super Blue Blood Moon and the Lunar Eclipse CR Mark D Phillips
Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

On a super cold Wednesday morning on January 31, 2018, a large group of photographers stood in a parking lot in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to try to capture the Super Blue Blood Moon and the Lunar Eclipse with the Statue of Liberty. It did not disappoint.

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Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

There’s nothing like a magical night under the stars listening to music. When that experience includes one of my favorite artists appearing in one of my favorite places in the world, it’s at the top of my bucket list.

It all came to be with a simple Facebook post.

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth.