BCJN Meetings & Events

Above: A girl dances under a protest parachute during the 9/21/14 People's Climate March. Photo: Carlo Allegri, Reuters

A girl dances under a protest parachute during the September 21, 2014 People’s Climate March. Photo: Carlo Allegri, Reuters.

On this page, please find upcoming BCJN meetings and events, in reverse chronological order. All are free and open to the public. Please join us, and learn what we’re up to! For suggestions about climate-related events and meetings around the city, please visit the BCJN Blog or the BCJN Recommends page.

April 2017

Sunday, April 16

  • BCJN Book Group Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, location tbd, will be posted here.

Sunday, April 2

  • BCJN General Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale section of the Bronx

UPDATE: Between May 2016 and March 2017, BCJN substituted its monthly schedule of meetings with many other forms of activism. We’ll provide details of those in this space shortly.

May 2016

Monday, May 30:

  • BCJN May General Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, location tbd.

Sunday, May 22:

  • March for Farmworker Justice
    • 10 am-all day, rally & lunch location tbd. The March will move through the NW Bronx from Washington Heights to Dobbs Ferry on Broadway.

Monday, May 16:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:45-9:30 pm, location tbd.

Sunday, May 8:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Conference call, please email bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com for details.

Tuesday, May 3:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 5:30-7 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

Sunday, May 1:

  • BCJN Film Screening & Discussion of new climate movement film “Disobedience” and Q&A re Break Free Albany, coming up on Saturday, May 14.
    • 1-2:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

April 2016

Monday, April 25:

  • BCJN April General Meeting (w/ the Community Assn of Marble Hill)
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, Marble Hill Houses Community Center, 228th St. and Broadway.

Monday, April 18:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:45-9 pm, location tbd.

Sunday, April 17:

  • BCJN Food Justice Forum: Uniting Farmers, Farmworkers and Consumers in the Hudson Valley and Beyond
    • Co-hosted by the Community Association of Marble Hill
    • 2-5 pm, Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East @ W. 252nd St.

Sunday, April 10:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

Tuesday, April 5:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 5:30-7 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

March 2016

Monday, March 28:

  • BCJN March General Meeting (w/ the Community Assn. of Marble Hill)
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, Marble Hill Houses Community Center, 228th St and Broadway.

Wednesday, March 23:

  • BCJN Book Group Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, email bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com for location

Monday, March 21:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:45-9:15 pm, email bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com for location

Sunday, March 13:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, basement meeting room.

Tuesday, March 1:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 5:30-7 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, basement meeting room.

February 2016

Monday, February 29:

  • BCJN February General Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, for location, email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Monday, February 15:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:45-9:30 pm, for location, email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Sunday, February 14:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, basement meeting room.

Tuesday, February 2:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 5:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, basement meeting room.

January 2016

Monday, January 25:

  • BCJN January General Meeting
    • 7:30 pm, for location, email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Monday, January 18:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:30 pm, for location, email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Sunday, January 10:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3:00 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, basement meeting room.

Friday, January 8:

  • BCJN Book Group Meeting
    • 7:30 pm, for location, email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 5:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 6:00 pm, An Beal Bocht, Irish pub, 445 W. 238th St. in central Riverdale (bet. Waldo and Greystone Aves)

December 2015

Monday, December 21:

  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:30 pm, for location, please email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

****CANCELLED****: Tuesday, December 15:

  • BCJN Combined Nov/Dec General Meeting
  • 7:30 pm, Church of the Mediator, corner of W. 231st St and Kingsbridge Avenue, Kingsbridge section of the Bronx

Sunday, December 13:

  • BCJN Green Vision Working Group Meeting
  • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Tuesday, December 1:

  • BCJN Food Justice Working Group Meeting
  • 6-7:30 pm, An Beal Bocht, Irish pub, 445 W. 238th St. in central Riverdale (bet. Waldo and Greystone Aves)

November 2015

  • BCJN November General Meeting
    • NB: BCJN’s usual end-of-the-month general meetings will not happen in November or December due to the holiday season. Instead, we will have a combined Nov/Dec general meeting on 12/16, for details see December calendar above.
  • BCJN Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • NB: Congratulations to Energy Solutions for organizing BCJN’s first major public event, “Made in the Bronx: Green Buildings, Green Jobs,” on Saturday, November 14, 2-5 pm. Energy Solutions will not meet in November. See you on December 21 (details in December calendar above)!

Sunday, November 22:

  • Film Screening & Discussion of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate” — co-hosted by Bronx Climate Justice North and Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
    • 3 pm, Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale section of the Bronx. Refreshments. Donations welcome. The film is suitable for ages 12 and up.
    • See the film website and trailer.

Sunday, November 15:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Saturday, November 14:

  • BCJN’s first major public event – “Made in the Bronx: Green Buildings, Green Jobs”
    • 1:45-5 pm, Co-hosted by Manhattan College Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES), Smith Auditorium on the Manhattan College campus. The event is free, but please register on Eventbrite, and join and invite friends on our Facebook event page. Please share widely!

Tuesday, November 3:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 6-7:30 pm, Cumin Indian Restaurant, 3549 Johnson Avenue (235/236th), central Riverdale

October 2015

Monday, October 26:

  • BCJN October General Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, for location, please email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Monday, October 19:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Sunday, October 11:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Wednesday, October 7:

Tuesday, October 6:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 6-7:30 pm, Cumin Indian Restaurant, 3549 Johnson Avenue (235/236th), central Riverdale

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30:

  • BCJN September General Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, for location, please email bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Sunday, September 27:

  • A Climate Teach-in for Everyone: Climate Crisis and Community — Mobilizing for a Safe Future!, 350NYC, co-sponsored by BCJN
    • 1:30-6:30 pm, Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave (88th St), part of 350.org’s “Power through Paris” Global Day of Action, free and open to the public

Monday, September 21:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, CHANGE of location: please email to bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com for new location

Saturday, September 12:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • CHANGE: We’re meeting online this month, stay tuned for an October meeting date

Tuesday, September 1:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 6-8 pm, Cumin Indian Restaurant, 3549 Johnson Avenue (235/235th), central Riverdale

August 2015

Tuesday, August 25:

  • BCJN August General Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Monday, August 24:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7:30-9:30 pm, An Beal Bocht, Irish pub at 445 W. 238th St. in central Riverdale (bet. Waldo and Greystone Aves)

Sunday, August 16:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-4:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway
  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • We’re actively meeting online this month — to join in, please email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com or email to BCJN’s Food Justice listserve

Sunday, August 2:

July 2015

Sunday, July 26:

  • BCJN July General Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, Church of the Mediator, large basement meeting room, 260 W. 231st St (corner of Kingsbridge Ave), a 2-block walk from the 231st St. stop on the #1

Tuesday, July 14:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Sunday, July 12:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 4-5:30 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Wednesday, July 8:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 6-7:30 pm, Palombo Bakery, second floor, 3700 Riverdale Ave at W. 236th St., Riverdale (#7 bus)

June 2015

Saturday, June 27:

  • BCJN June General Meeting
  • 3-5 pm, with Demetrius McCord, new chair of the Community Board 8 Environment & Sanitation Committee — Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway

Wednesday, June 17:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, Church of the Mediator, 260 W. 231st St (corner of Kingsbridge Ave), a 2-block walk from the 231st stop on the #1
  • June Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • We’re actively meeting online this month — to join in, please email: bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com

Friday, June 5:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 4:30-6 pm, at Palombo Bakery, 2nd floor, 3700 Riverdale Ave at W. 236th St., Riverdale (#7 bus)

May 2015

Sunday, May 31:

  • BCJN May General Meeting — Van Cortlandt Park Hike & Picnic!
    • Watch this space for details

Wednesday, May 13:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, at Church of the Mediator, corner of W. 231st St/Kingsbridge Avenue, 2 blocks west of the 231st St. stop on the #1 subway

Sunday, May 10:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale section of the Bronx

Sunday, May 3:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 4-5:30 pm, at the home of Carolyn Eubanks, please email bronxclimatejusticenorth@gmail.com for address

April 2015

Thursday, April 30:

  • BCJN April General Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, St. Stephen’s Church, 146 W. 228th St., Marble Hill, Bronx, (short walk from 225th or 231st St. stops on #1 train); Featured Speaker: Mark Dunlea, about the campaign to transition NYC and NYS to 100% renewables by 2030, followed by BCJN business.
    • Mark’s bio: Mark Dunlea is a lifelong environmental and economic justice activist. He was a co-founder of NYPIRG and serves on the steering committee of 350nyc.org. He is active in the fossil fuel divestment campaign. As part of the Green Education and Legal Fund, he is helping to coordinate statewide efforts to have NYS transition to 100% Green Energy by 2030. He recently resigned as Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS after 29 years to focus on climate change.

Thursday, April 23:

  • Energy Solutions Working Group Meeting
    • 7-9 pm, Church of the Mediator, small basement meeting room, 260 W. 231st St. (2 blocks west of 231st St stop on #1 train), Kingsbridge section of the Bronx
    • At this meeting, in addition to working group business, we’ll have a presentation followed by a discussion with Ms. Leslie Davis, a regional outreach coordinator with Solar One, a non-profit that works with NYSERDA (the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority), on community outreach on energy efficiency and the use of renewables in NYC buildings and neighborhoods.

Sunday, April 19:

  • Earth Day Brust Park Clean-up with Manhattan College Green Club
    • At 11 am, join BCJN and the Green Club to help with the Club’s annual Earth Day clean-up of Brust Park, located between Manhattan College and the Fieldston School, Riverdale section of the Bronx. Meet at the entrance to Brust Park, on Manhattan College Parkway, across the street from the main campus. Wear long pants, long sleeves, closed shoes, if possible bring gloves, trash bags, a broom, rake or garden shears. Clean-up cancelled in the event of rain.

Sunday, April 12:

  • Green Vision Working Group Meeting
    • 3-5 pm, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road (corner of Manhattan College Parkway), Riverdale section of the Bronx

Friday, April 10:

  • BCJN/Church of Mediator Film Screening & Discussion – Blue Gold: World Water Wars
    • 8 pm, Church of the Mediator, 260 W. 231st St (2 blocks west of 231st St stop on #1 train), Kingsbridge section of the Bronx

Friday, April 3:

  • Food Justice Working Group Meeting
    • 5-6:30 pm, Palombo Bakery, second floor, 3700 Riverdale Ave at W. 236th St., Riverdale section of the Bronx
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A flyer for a BCJN General Meeting featuring Ray Figueroa of New York City Community Garden Coalition and Alicia Grullon of Percent for Green.

 

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