Tours

Join colleagues and tour any of the below green infrastructure sites, exclusive to CitiesAlive. Register a la carte, or choose the Advanced Delegate Pass which has local walking tour included!

 

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Etsy Headquarters

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Our mission is to keep commerce human, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. We connect millions of buyers and sellers from nearly every country in the world.

The Etsy HQ is a biophilic masterpiece, featuring nine floors of original office plant displays, and a unique rain water harvesting sustem used to irrigate the office's 11,000 plants.  Plant and green wall design was executed by Greenery NYC. 

Tour Guide: Rebecca Bullene, Greenery NYC & Etsy's Sustainability Team. 

When: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel
Price: $39

Photo Credit: Etsy


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friends of the high line walking tour

Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the High Line from Friends of the High Line staff. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide.

Tour Guide: TBD

When: TBD
Time: TBD
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel Lobby OR TBD
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from hotel)

Photo Credit: Friends of the High Line.


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World Trade Center liberty park green wall

Tour the World Trade Center’s Liberty Park, an elevated, one-acre linear park built on top of a vehicular security-screening center overlooking the original footprint of the World Trade Center, now the National September 11th Memorial.

One of the park’s most striking features is the multi-hued 25 feet high and 336 feet long G-O2® Living Wall by Plant Connection that transforms the prosaic walls and garage entrances leading to the network of underground roadways and loading docks. The living wall plantings were designed in a staggered, horizontal grid to complement the 9/11 Memorial. My Plant Connection will take you through the inspiration, design, installation and maintenance process of this beautiful green wall. 

Tour Guide: My Plant Connection

When: September 28, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Mariott Hotel Lobby
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from the hotel lobby)

Time is subject to change.
Photo Credit: My Plant Connection.


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javits center green roof tour

As the busiest convention center in the United States, the Javits Center is an international hub of commerce and culture, hosting some of the world’s most well-known brands and serving as an economic engine for New York City and New York State. However, the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side also has emerged as a nationwide leader in sustainability, becoming a new home to area wildlife and a model of energy efficiency. Take a tour of the iconic structure, including its green roof, and learn about a host of sustainable upgrades that have helped to reduce its energy consumption by more than 25% and transform it into a sanctuary for 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees. (They harvest their own honey, too!)

Tour Guide: Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center

When: September 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel Lobby OR Javits Center Lobby
655 West 34th Street, New York, NY
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from hotel)

Time is subject to change.
Photo Credit: Javits Center


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Irish Hunger Memorial

More details coming soon. 

Tour Guide: James Dudley, Senior Project Manager, Siteworks

When: September 28, 2018
Time: TBD
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel Lobby
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from hotel)


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Lennox Hill Neighbourhood house 

More details coming soon. 

Tour Guide: Eric Dalski, Founder & Partner, Highview Creations

When: September 28, 2018
Time: TBD
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel Lobby OR
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from hotel)


Time is subject to change.
Photo Credit: Highview Creations.



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COMING SOON!
Brooklyn botanic garden and green roof

Visit the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden while learning about the significance of this 52-acre garden in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. In addition, visit and learn about the green roof, installed in 2011 by New York Green Roofs over the BBG visitor center. 

Tour Guide: TBD

When: September 28, 2018
Time: TBD
Meet-up Location:
Price: $39 (will require transit fare)


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Coming soon!
Kingsland Wildflowers green roof

More details to follow...

Tour Guide: TBD

When: TBD
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Meet-up Location: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel Lobby
Price: $39 (will require transit fare if departing from hotel lobby)