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"NYC Trash: Past, Present, Future” exhibit at City Reliquary

  • City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)

Join us for a brunch reception on Sunday, November 12 at noon to celebrate the opening of NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future.

This event will include appearances by:
Council Member Antonio Reynoso, representative for District 34 and Chair of the council’s Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management.

Representatives from the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability of the NYC Dept. of Sanitation will distribute free bags of compost to promote their new curbside Organics Collection program.

$5 admission includes complimentary coffee courtesy of Oslo Coffee Roasters and light refreshments.

This exhibition runs from November 2, 2017 to April 29, 2018 and presents the stories behind New York’s solid waste, from “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” to the inventive ways New Yorkers are reusing and recycling. It traces the trajectory of waste management in New York, from the squalid nineteenth-century tenements documented by Jacob A. Riis, to the Dead Horse Bay landfill and the beginnings of the NYC Department of Sanitation at the turn of the century, and the mid-century landfill of Fresh Kills on Staten Island.

The exhibition culminates in profiles of seven artists and nonprofits that offer innovative ways of considering waste now and in the future: