Party, Saturday, April 6, 3 pm
House Warming Welcoming Even Keel
Please join us to celebrate the expansion of our little family of shops! You can now find us, From Here to Sunday, and Even Keel—a natural skin care line that infuses Eastern Roots with Western Herbs with a principal focus on our earth’s natural clays, oils, and botanicals—at 567 Union Street!
Walking Tour, Saturday, April 13
CANAL-SIDE STREET ART WALK
Embark on an art-centric walking tour along the Gowanus shoreline. Dig into the canal's deep creative legacy through street art, music, and traditional civic art and architecture. In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a renaissance is underway. Explore the neighborhood’s quirky art and athletic scene while hearing stories of its past. Envision it's future by learning how you can get involved to ensure that its growth preserves an exciting dynamic of business, art and recreation.
Walks are led by Rich Garr, a local collage artist and licensed NYC guide. Each month features a different artist, organization, or theme relating to current events (including many hosted in art studios & galleries) and hidden street treasures.
In partnership with the Gowanus Dredgers. Tickets are $25, and can be ordered here:
Tour meets at 11am at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop and run for about 2 hrs.
Market at City Point April 13-14, 11 am- 7 pm
We are popping up at FAD Market at City Point
We are looking forward to popping up at City Point for the wonderful FAD Makers Market in April. Be sure to stop by!
Walking Tour, April 20, 11 am-12:45 pm
GOWANUS WEEKEND WALKING TOUR WITH JOSEPH ALEXIOU
Led by the author of Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal, you will learn about the Canal's natural origins, iconic architecture, its key role in the Revolutionary War, and the cleanup of its present-day pollution. This tour starts at the Third Street Bridge and ends with a glass of prosecco at the shop! Register here.
Plant Sale, Sunday, May 5, 10-6
PLANT SALE WITH the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
We are partnering again with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy this spring for a plant sale in our front yard, in time for planting season, aka Mother's Day. We will have a wide range of native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions for sale, most of which are grown by GCC volunteers and students at their Gowanus Salt Lot.
Exhibition Series, May-June
Opening Weekend Saturday, May 11-12, 1-5 pm
Exhibition Series: Sediment
Five exhibition spaces will offer exhibitions exploring the theme SEDIMENT in Spring 2019. SEDIMENT exhibitions coincide with and respond to the dredging of century-old sediment from the bottom of the Gowanus Canal, one of the most toxic waterways in the United States. Each exhibition space will offer a unique interpretation of SEDIMENT, probing the theme both literally and metaphorically through art.
SEDIMENT exhibitions will be offered by P.S. 122 in Manhattan, followed by four community-based Brooklyn exhibition spaces within walking distance of the Gowanus Canal: Artpoetica, South Slope Local Café, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, and Gowanus Souvenir Shop. A grass roots project that engages directly with the community, SEDIMENT was conceptualized and implemented by artist/curators JoAnne McFarland and Sasha Chavchavadze.
The Gowanus Souvenir Shop offers souvenirs that riff on the many layers of the canal’s mystifying and troubling yet often humorous and darkly fascinating history. To accompany this exhibition series, the shop will produce three sludge inspired limited edition souvenirs: a Black Mayo key chain by George Horner and Miguel Ayuso, a Sludgie the Whale lapel pin designed by Chloë Beck and a Jigsaw puzzle depicting the canal’s toxic beauty. The shop will also curate a special selection of books on the topic, as well as postcards, toys, and candies.
Thursday, May 16, 6:30–8:45 pm
GOWANUS SUNSET WALKING TOUR WITH JOSEPH ALEXIOU
Experience Gowanus at Magic Hour and learn about the Canal's natural origins, iconic architecture, its key role in the Revolutionary War, and the cleanup of its present-day pollution. This tour begins at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop.