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Gowanus Blooms, a Cocktail Reception and Dance Party

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An evening celebrating our action and advocacy towards a clean, resilient, diverse and alive Gowanus


Celebrate our honorees and community partners! Join us for live music with food and drink from local purveyors.

8:30 - 11:00 PM DANCE PARTY

The celebration continues with a dance party hosted by DJ Stretch Armstrong!

Our Honorees

We are excited to honor the members of the Gowanus Improvement District Steering Committee, a group of diverse voices who have been working closely with GCC to secure an equitable, healthy, and sustainable future for Gowanus.

Sam Alison-Mayne - Tankhouse
Sabine Aronowsky - Friends Of Thomas Greene Park
Veerle Arts - Breuckelen Athletic
Alexandra Dadourian-Nelson - Friends of Thomas Greene Park
Theresa Davis - Gowanus Houses
Brian Ezra - Avery Hall
Andrew Foley - Jonathan Rose Companies
Grace Freedman - Forth on Fourth Avenue
Ariel Krasnow - The Old American Can Factory
Lisa Lightbody - Resident
Kim Maier - Old Stone House
Zack McKown - Tsao & McKown
Chris Papamichael - Domain Companies
Andrea Parker - Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Johnny Thornton - Arts Gowanus
Ashley Wolff - Resident

More information on the Gowanus Improvement District Formation Effort

Thank you to our early supporters!

Gowanus Blue Sponsors
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bill Dudine & Rosanne Pugliese
Gowanus Green Partners
Anisa Javeri & Faizal Karmali
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Lisa Melmed & Steven Cohen
Allison Thrush & Art Chang
Ted & Anne Wolff

Green Infrastructure Sponsors
Abra Construction Corp
Anbau Enterprises
Avery Hall Investments
Rose Gasner & Larry Chertoff
Ben & Hillary Jones
Langan Engineering
Virginia McEnerney & John Schreiber
Midwood Investment & Development
SCAPE/Landscape Architecture

Clean and Green Sponsors
ALAO Design
Brown and Caldwell
Con Edison
Heidi Dolnick
Heron/Artimus/164 4 LLC
GBX - Gowanus Bay Terminal
Labella Associates
Joanne Nerenberg & Aaron Naparstek

Urban Ecology Sponsors
Shani Ankori
Nancy Belkov & Jeff Parker
Delson or Sherman Architects
Marcos Diaz Gonzalez & Madeley Rodriguez
Alexa Eccles & Brendan Eccles
Jennifer Ellison
Nancy Feinreider
Shana Fisher
Richard & Diane Greene
Jennifer Grausman & Andy Schocken
Industrial Carting, Stephen Leone
Venetia Lannon
Mara Lopez & Chandler Booth
Antonio Molestina
Mother Industries
The Old American Can Factory
Victor & Ingrid Peralta-Felix
Robin Shanus & Stephen Merkel
Andrew Simons & Helene Benedetti
Sims Municipal Recycling
Turf Advisory
Craig & Jessica Wilson

Host Committee

(in formation)

Heidi Dolnick, Co-Chair*
Aya Maceda, Co-Chair*

Shani Ankori
Kurt Arnold
Paula Berry
James Carse & Morgan Cattaneo
Perla Delson
Marcos Diaz Gonzalez* & Madeley Rodriguez
Alexa Eccles & Brendan Eccles
Nancy Feinreider*
Rose Gasner & Larry Chertoff 
Jennifer Grausman & Andy Schocken
Richard* & Diane Greene
Mara Lopez & Chandler Booth
Virginia McEnerney*
Lisa Melmed*
Joanne Nerenberg & Aaron Naparstek
Marcia Patmos
Andrew Simons* & Helene Benedetti
Allison Thrush* & Art Chang

*Gowanus Canal Conservancy Board Member

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Board of Directors

Marcos Diaz Gonzalez, Chairman
Venetia Lannon, Vice-Chairman
Andrew Simons, Treasurer
Lisa Melmed, Secretary
Winfield Clifford
Heidi Dolnick
Bill Dudine
Nancy Feinreider
Richard Greene
Richard Kampf
Faizal Karmali
Aya Maceda
Virginia McEnerney
Leila Mougoui Bakhtiari
Allison Thrush
Craig Wilson
Ted Wolff

John C. Muir, Emeritus

Questions about Gowanus Blooms? Contact Cameron King, Development Director, at cameron[at]gowanuscanalconservancy[dot]org.