& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to email@example.com
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/2 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Your Momma Gave You @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
Gowanus Opening Monday 11/19
This Monday, 11/19, we will open the Gowanus Reuse Center at 10 am. Our regular hours will continue there (M-F 10-6, S&S 10-5) from now on. The phones and internet at Gowanus still don't work, but should be up and running by the middle of next week.
Gowanus has lots of plumbing supplies, a large number of doors and windows, lighting, some orphan cabinets (no real full sets yet), some appliances, etc. The furniture that made it through tended to be large, solid non-laminated. Everything has been cleaned with bleach by our volunteers and staff so it's ready to go. Come on down and take a look at our new layout too!
We don't have any volunteer days scheduled right now, but rest assured that there will be some coming up, so stay tuned.
(Note: Gowanus inventory that was ruined in the flood is still online, so do not consider the Gowanus web inventory to be accurate. Astoria is still being updated every day.)