Contested Streets Screening

A free public screening will take place on Saturday, August 26th at Solar 1 in Stuyvesant Cove Park (E. 23rd Street and the East River) as part of their Solar Powered Film Series.

At 8 pm there will be a panel discussion about NYC’s traffic problem and what groups around the city and around the world are doing to fight traffic. The panel will feature:

Alexis Perotta: Senior Policy Analyst, Regional Plan Association

Ethan Kent: Vice President, Project for Public Spaces

Glen McAnanama: Founder, Upper Green Side and blogger featured on The Oil Drum and StreetsBlog

Matthew Roth: Director, NYC Streets Renaissance Campaign Moderator: Dani Simons: Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives

At 9 pm there will be a screening of Contested Streets. The screening is free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy delicious refreshments generously donated by the Birdbath Bakery, the city’s first sustainably built and managed bakery; as well organic wine, Brooklyn Brewery beer and other choice treats.

About Contested Streets: Breaking NYC Gridlock

Contested Streets is co-produced by Mark Gorton and Transportation Alternatives. It was created by Cicala Filmworks. The film runs 57 minutes. To watch the trailer, purchase a copy of the DVD or get more information about holding a screening visit www.transalt.org/contestedstreets.

About Solar One

Solar One, the City’s first solar powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center” inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers.

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NYCSR presents “StreetFilms”

Pioneer Theater:  Tuesday, August 29th at 7 PM

Tickets: $9 (Free food and drink following screening)

Pioneer Theater is located at 155 East 3rd Street, NYC  (Between Avenues A & B, closest to A)

Please join us for a 75 minute “StreetFilms,” program from the NYC Streets Renaissance Campaign (NYCSR).  “StreetFilms” are an eclectic collection of short video works which highlight many of the transportation problems our city faces and the struggles communities are confronted with in trying to reform their streets into more livable spaces.  The videos highlight many communities, residents and advocates and what they are doing to fight for better conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and more open space.   We’ll also focus on how other cities and countries are doing it better.

Among the dozen-plus works to be shown include “The Sidewalk Nibblers” and “Parking Spot Squat”.  All films are directed by Clarence Eckerson Jr.

This very special night will feature a pizza and beverage reception to follow which is included free with ticket purchase.

Advanced tickets are strongly recommended.  To purchase:  http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=64458

Pioneer Theater website: http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/