Please join Gowanus Canal Conservancy for

Gowanus Blooms, a Spring Benefit

Registration ends Thursday, 05/02/2024 3:59pm EDT

Join us at Finback Brooklyn on May 2nd from 7 PM to 10 PM as we champion waterfront stewardship in Gowanus and honor three environmental stewards for their commitments to a thriving Gowanus waterfront.

At this year's Gowanus Blooms, critically acclaimed stand up comedian and actor Jordan Carlos will join us as emcee. Laugh and mingle with friends and neighbors as you indulge in an array of chef-curated dishes that blend traditional Chinese flavors with modern American, sip on a selection of Finback's renowned craft beers and spirits, and groove to tracks spun by renowned DJ Stretch Armstrong. 

Your support will leave a lasting impact on our local environment and community. Together, let's create a legacy of conservation and sustainability for future generations to enjoy.

An evening celebrating restoration and revitalization of the Gowanus Canal waterfront and neighborhood

Join us at Finback Brooklyn on May 2nd from 7 PM to 10 PM as we champion waterfront stewardship in Gowanus and honor three environmental stewards for their commitments to a thriving Gowanus waterfront.

At this year's Gowanus Blooms, critically acclaimed stand up comedian and actor Jordan Carlos will join us as emcee. Laugh and mingle with friends and neighbors as you indulge in an array of chef-curated dishes that blend traditional Chinese flavors with modern American, sip on a selection of Finback's renowned craft beers and spirits, and groove to tracks spun by renowned DJ Stretch Armstrong. 

Your support will leave a lasting impact on our local environment and community. Together, let's create a legacy of conservation and sustainability for future generations to enjoy.

Our Honorees

This year we are thrilled to honor three neighborhood stewards for their work to build a more resilient, accessible and biodiverse Gowanus waterfront:

  • Monadnock Development, to celebrate their longstanding commitment to the Gowanus neighborhood and the opening of the first waterfront esplanade designed in partnership with the community. 

  • Marcos Diaz Gonzalez, to celebrate his service as GCC Board Chair from 2021 - 2023, guiding the organization through critical advocacy for waterfront public space in the Gowanus Rezoning.

  • Natasia Sidarta, to celebrate 11 years of work at GCC, engaging volunteers in hands-on stewardship along the Gowanus waterfront and throughout the neighborhood.

Our Work & The Neighborhood

Since 2006, Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been the lead environmental steward of the Gowanus Canal and surrounding neighborhood.

The Gowanus Canal is a historic waterway that holds immense ecological and cultural significance. Environmental challenges from the past and present, however, threaten its health and ecological biodiversity. As advocates for waterfront stewardship, Gowanus Canal Conservancy is committed to honoring, protecting, and revitalizing this vital resource to ensure that the Canal is a healthy, accessible and biodiverse anchor for the Gowanus neighborhood.

You can play a crucial role in advancing our mission to restore and care for the Gowanus Canal by joining us on May 2nd. Your support will fund essential projects that improve water quality, enhance biodiversity, and create green spaces for the community to enjoy.

Host Committee

2024 Host Committee (In Formation)

Shani Ankori
Winfield Clifford*
Jessica Dalrymple
Richard Greene*
Jodi & Stephen Leone
Aya Maceda*
Tom McMahon
Abe Naparstek*
Joanne Nerenberg
Andrew Simons*
Andy Schocken & Jennifer Grausman

Gena Wirth
Lauren Young & Jonathan Lonner

GCC Board Member

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Board of Directors

Andrew Simons, Chair
Marcos Diaz Gonzalez, Vice Chair
Allison Thrush, Treasurer
Lisa Melmed, Secretary
Kate Blumm
Winfield Clifford
Heidi Dolnick
Bill Dudine
Nancy Feinreider
Richard Greene
Steve Jacobs
Richard Kampf
Aya Maceda
Virginia McEnerney
Leila Mougoui Bakhtiari
Abe Naparstek
Jessica Tallman
Craig Wilson
Ted Wolff

John C. Muir, Emeritus

Thank you to our supporters!

Gowanus Blue Sponsors
Ted & Anne Wolff

Gowanus Green Partners

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Green Infrastructure Sponsors
Heidi Dolnick
Bill Dudine & Rosanne Pugliese

Abe Naparstek
Jessica Tallman
Allison Thrush & Art Chang

98 4th Street

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Clean and Green Sponsors
Lisa Melmed & Steve Cohen
Virginia McEnerney & John Schreiber
Richard & Diane Greene
Nancy Belkov & Jeff Parker

CBRE
GBX - Gowanus Bay Terminal

Jones Lang Lasalle
LaBella Associates


Urban Ecology Sponsors
 Marcos Diaz Gonzalez & Madeley Rodriguez
Sarah Saint-Amand
Andy Schocken & Jennifer Grausman
Lauren Young & Jonathan Lonner
365 Bond Street, LLC
ALAO Design
BJH Advisors LLC
Fogarty Finger
Future Green Studio

Industrial Carting

The Old American Can Factory

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