Dive into a Plastic Free Summer!

May 25, 12-2:30pm

“Hands Across the Sand” Action & Beach Clean up

It’s time to get back to the beach! 350Brooklyn will join hands with SurfriderNYC and Artichoke Dance Company at Beach 96 for a fun day of community action and beach clean up. Sign up here. Bonus is that we’ll get to gather some plastic for our Mermaid Parade pedestrian powered float- see below!

Rockaway Beach Cleanup


Collect Plastic Items

Desired used clean plastic items to collect. (We’ll be using them in an art build):

  • snack food wrappers/chip bags
  • bottle caps and container lids (plastic only)
  • produce netting
  • bags and films
  • utensils

Drop off dates for collected items:

  • June 9, noon-3pm at Gowanus Canal Conservancy (248 3rd Street, Brooklyn 11215)
  • June 13, 5:30-7:30pm at Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn 11222), concurrent with the informational panel
  • June 15, 11:30am-4:00pm at Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn 11222), concurrent with the art build.

June 13th, 6pm

Single Use No More; Shifting from a disposable to a reusable culture through legislation and local efforts

Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn)

Our plastic-free team will host a panel discussion on endeavors to move society to a more sustainable culture of environmental responsibility though campaigns and legislation. 

Panelists include: 

  • Matt Gove, Surfrider NYC
  • Raine Manley, Reusable NYC
  • Rachana Shah, Beyond Plastics Queens
  • Susan Boyle, 350 Brooklyn

. The event is listed here but no sign up is necessary.

June 15th, 12:30-4:30pm

Mermaid Parade Art Build

We are excited to be marching in the Mermaid Parade this year as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, raising awareness about plastic pollution! Lend your hands for the art build at the Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn 11222) where we will guide folks through creating the installation as well as outfits to wear in the parade. 

No sign up is necessary- show up with some (clean) upcycled plastic film, bags, bottle caps, produce netting or other light items. The more colorful the better!

Mermaid Parade art build

Get in the spirit with our mermaid playlist!

Mermaid Parade

June 22nd, 12:30pm

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Join 350 Brooklyn in collaboration with Artichoke Dance Company as we march in the parade as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We need volunteers to carry banners and signs as well as to be part of our moving installation. This is a huge opportunity to raise awareness and recruit people to join the fight!  Registration is necessary. Please sign up here.

All of July

Take Further Action

Join Plastic free July at any time right here! Don’t just take the plunge, take the pledge! Be as committed as you want. Even one simple action per week in July will help reduce our collective carbon/plastic footprint.

All Summer, Join us for a Cafe Crawl! Cafe crawls are how we get the word out to local cafes and invite them to become part of the BYO cup revolution. Find out more here.