The Red Hook Winery, located on a pier along the Brooklyn waterfront was founded in 2008. Come hear one of the winery’s three winemakers, Christopher Nicolson, speak about using grapes from New York State vineyards in the Finger Lakes and the L.I. North Fork regions to create a variety of unique wines that exhibit New York State’s diverse offerings.
Joining Christopher will be City Tech’s Karen Goodlad, who will lead a conversation with the winemaker and four students who are learning wine making. City Tech students helped at the winery after the destruction of Superstorm Sandy, and the Red Hook Winery has been reciprocating by teaching City Tech students how to make wine. Come hear what the students have learned in this program sponsored by the Julia Child Foundation.
Join us for a lively conversation about environmental justice and gentrification along the Brooklyn waterfront when professors Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis discuss their new book, Green Gentrification: Urban Sustainability and the Struggle for Environmental Justice. Their book explores the social consequences of urban “greening” from the perspective of environmental justice and sustainable development. Gould and Lewis will explain how “greening,” which is meant to improve environmental conditions in neighborhoods, generates a kind of gentrification that pushes out the very people it was meant to help.