& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
6/22 BIG!Workshops: Build a Bench @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/23 BIG!Workshops: Record Your Thoughts! Book Binding with Shannon @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/25 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women and Trans DIY 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/27 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Yo Momma Gave You! Round 2 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/29 BIG!Workshops: Unconventional Embroidery with Brooklyn Craft Farm @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/10-8/1 BIG!Workshops: Upholstery 101 with Annie Evelyn (eight part class) @ BIG!NYC Gowanus(8 sessions)
7/13 BIG!Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting with Adam Katzman @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/16 Brooklyn Bridge Park Green Series: Urban Gardening Design Challenge @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
7/20 BIG!Workshops: Create Your Own Pendant Light with Urban Chandy @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
Save the Date! Book Signing & Salvage Secrets Tour of BIG!NYC-Gowanus on 7/10
Details below and on our Facebook Event page.
Tuesday, July 10th
Cocktail Hour at 6pm, Secret Salvage Tour at 7pm
Build It Green!NYC - Gowanus
69 9th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215
F,G,R to 4th Ave. and 9th St.
Meet salvage design expert Joanne Palmisano!
W. W. Norton and Build It Green! NYC - Gowanus would like to invite you to meet Joanne Palmisano, author of the internationally-acclaimed book Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 10th at Build It Green's non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials at 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm, followed by Joanne's Salvage Secrets tour at 7pm.
Joanne will give a tour of the facility, addressing the wide variety of home interior and DIY possibilities that are featured in her book. As an added bonus, the store will be open for guests to browse the extensive salvage department. After hearing all of Joanne's ideas, guests will be full of ideas for their own salvage design project! Watch videos of Joanne's DIY projects here, or visit her website: www.salvagesecretsblog.com/
Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts
Hardcover, 256 pages, $39.95
“A sustainable builder’s bible... Page after page of homes whose owners have included architectural recycling into their design proves that building from salvage materials can create jaw-dropping beauty and help save our environment at the same time. Salvage Secrets shares everything you need to know about what, how, and where materials can be identified, found, and reused. Not only will this book be a resource for those in the building industry, but inspiration for anybody who believes a hammer and some creativity go hand in hand.” —Shannon Quimby, former HGTV designer and salvage design expert