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Gowanus Talks presents Toxic Shock: What’s Going On in the Gowanus Canal – Rescheduled from 9/16

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join historian and author of “Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal”, Joseph Alexiou, for a monthly Sunday series of lectures and Q&A ranging from bootlegging booze to the state of everyone’s favorite mysterious canal. Click on the drop down menu below for more information and to purchase tickets.

Gowanus Talks Info

Gain a deeper knowledge of Gowanus with an opportunity to eat, drink, shop, and learn! It’s free to RSVP, but tickets can also include food and drink.

Timeline is below:

12:00-1:00pm Check in at Parklife / grab drinks & food / meet Joseph

1:00-1:30pm* Walking tour begins to a nearby site

1:30-2:00pm* Stop by the Gowanus Souvenir Shop to check out their offerings with the option to purchase Joseph’s book

*These are approximate times.

Toxic Shock: What’s Going On in the Gowanus Canal

You know it’s polluted, but you don’t know how polluted. What is it, toxic waste? Or is it that it used to be a sewer? The answer, in short, is extremely polluted, with both toxic waste and raw sewage that continue to pollute this former industrial shipping lane at levels that will make your head spin. What is the EPA doing to clean up the canal? What is NYC doing about it? Find out the answer to all of these questions and more at this final installment of Gowanus Talks. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.


October 14
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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636 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217