Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thank you!

The 1st annual Columbia Waterfront festival on 9/13 was an enormous success! Many thanks to Victoria from the Carroll Gardens Assoc. for her hard work and also Ronda and Frank for their vision.

The entire CoWNA executive committee would like to thank everyone who stopped by our table to chat, ask questions and sign up for our e-mail list. We would also like to extend a special thank you to those who generously donated money to the cause. You will soon see some of those dollars put to work to improve our e-mail abilities.

Below are some pictures:

Lars and Frederick chat with an interested neighbor.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Greenway mini-cleanup this Saturday

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) in collaboration with Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association (CoWNA) will be holding a mini-clean up along the new route this Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 am to noon to get the Greenway in tip-top shape for the anticipated rush of new users. Meet at BGI's office- 145 Columbia Street and bring your gardens gloves and trowels are also welcome to pull up the most stubborn weeds.We supply tools, bags, and water. RSVP to Brian at

The mini-cleanup is to be followed by the first annual Columbia Waterfront Fall festival along Columbia and Union Sts. So come on out and look for us at our sign-up table.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Neighborhood events - Saturday 9/13

This Saturday, Sept. 13th, there are two exciting events happening in our neighborhood:

The first annual Waterfront District Fall festival kicks off at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine and runs to 6:00 p.m. The festival will be on Columbia St. from DeGraw to Union and run 'around the corner' on Union to Hicks St. There will be food, crafts, rides and live music. So come on out and enjoy!

Additionally, as if that wasn't enough, there will be live jazz in the Urban Meadow (corner of President and VanBrunt Sts.). The lineup is as follows:

2pm Two Sisters: Dave Sewelson (baritone sax), Claire Daley (baritone sax), Dave Hofstra (bass)
3pm Otic Band: Dave Sewelson (baritone sax), Todd Nicholson (bass) and Mike Golub (drums).
4pm Peoples Revolutionary Party - James Keepnews (guitar), Ras Moshe (tenor sax), Tom Chess (tenor sax), Welf Dorr (alto sax), Matt Lavelle (trumpet), Nick Gianni (baritone sax), Ted McEvoy (electric bass), Mike Golub (drums).

Hope to see you there!