Hudson River Park's
HRPK’s Park Over Plastic Kickoff
This two-part event begins at 5:30 PM with a shoreline clean-up along Hudson River Park's Pier 76. By participating in this clean-up you will be contributing to HRPK Estuary Lab's ongoing survey of plastics in the Hudson River. Meet by the water, just outside of Roula Cycling, by entering the Park at 34th St. & 12th Ave then walking north to become a steward of the Hudson River. It is recommended that you make a reservation to join the cleanup as we have limited space.
Classic Car Club Manhattan opens its doors at 7:00 PM for the second part of this event: a screening of Lizzie Outside's documentary "The Hudson Project," followed by a preview and excerpts from Cafeteria Culture's documentary "MICROPLASTIC MADNESS - Brooklyn Kids Take on Plastic Pollution." After the screenings, there will be a panel discussion + Q&A moderated by Anna Koskol (HRPK's Estuary Lab). On this panel, Carrie Roble (HRPK's Estuary Lab), Lizzie Carr (Lizzie Outside), Atsuko Quirk (Cafeteria Culture) and Grant Goldner will share what they've been doing to understand plastic pollution, explore solutions and engage their communities. Be sure to get your tickets by clicking here.
Refreshments are available at the cash bar inside the venue.
Meet Our Panel:
Anna Koskol is an Environmental Educator at Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab. She has been one of the leaders in the Park over Plastic initiative to phase out all use of single-use plastics in Hudson River Park. She works to support the Estuary Lab’s mission of empowering students of all ages to be stewards of the Hudson River Estuary through enriching science lessons and engaging community science. Anna holds a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University
Carrie Roble is Hudson River Park’s Director of Science and Stewardship. She dedicates her work to the health of the Hudson River and empowering New Yorkers to be stewards of NYC’s waterways through participatory research. She has been one of the leaders in the Park over Plastic initiative to phase out all use of single-use plastics in Hudson River Park. Carrie has an M.S. in aquatic science and environmental justice from the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability and she is a lifelong water adventurer.
Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, is an environmental activist, adventurer, author, and Founder of Plastic Patrol. She has dedicated herself to exploring the globe on a paddleboard, all the while capturing important data to highlight and educate on environmental issues affecting our planet. Lizzie has broken records with her projects in England, and recently became the first person to successfully paddleboard the tidal Hudson River.
Atsuko Quirk, Director of "MICROPLASTIC MADNESS" and Cafeteria Culture's Media Director worked as a Production Manager for television commercials and movies for 15 years prior to joining the Cafeteria Cultureteam. She conceived of CafCu's Cafeteria Ranger and Media Programs and teaches videography and production to youth through CafCu’s ARTS+MEDIA for Climate Action curriculum. She has also taken the lead on designing CafCu’s unique cafeteria waste audits and plate waste pilots.
Grant Goldner is a New York-based Industrial Designer working at the intersection of science, engineering, and design. Inspired by living amongst the power of nature in the forests of British Columbia, versus our dominance over nature in New York, he was inspired to facilitate harmony between these worlds. Today, Grant reflects on New York’s trash lined waters he kayaks in and feels he contributes to preserving the beauty of the natural world by designing objects with a net positive environmental impact.