Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Rego Park Green Alliance is teaching 3D Design and Printing in schools and non profits in Manhattan and Queens. "3D Design and Printing is a great way to teach STEM to students who might not otherwise be engaged," says Mrs. Shortt. "Our miniature doll house furniture class has been very effective for girls and our toy design class has been great for the boys," says Mrs. Shortt. The Rego Park Green Alliance will also be teaching a free intro class at the NYC Queens Public Library this winter for 1 1/2 hours in Forest Hills.
You can also take 3D design and printing at the Rego Park Green Alliance space at 36-46 37th Street in LIC. The location is accessible by train and car. To find class dates go to www.regoparkgreenalliance.org or call the office at 347 201 2186.
The Rego Park Green Alliance is a group that acts in a non profit manner and is fiscally sponsored by Open Space Institute a 501c3 organization.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In May, the Rego Park Green Alliance worked with students from 4th grade to create a vegetable garden.We were partially financed by YSA and Citizens Committee. A small portion of our story will air nationally. We can be seen in New York on channel 5 (FOX), 9:30 AM on Saturday 10/20.
Thank you P.S. 139 4th grade class, Mrs. Efrem, and Mrs. Meade for helping to make this happen. I don't know how much of our story will air, but it was great to have the kids being interviewed. Hopefully we will inspire others to make a difference!
Rego Park Green ALliance...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you would like to take weekend classes at the Rego Park Green Alliance in Long Island City,Queens at 36-46 37th please register at www.regoparkgreenalliance.org or call 347-201 2186
Yvonne Shortt started teaching after school classes when she moved her daughter from Manhattan to Queens and saw her daughter no longer had access to robotics or Scratch classes. "Everyone deserves to have access to cool new technologies that emphasize STEM while allowing the student to pursue their own objectives." says Shortt. And. this is why she is hard at work making things happen in her community that will inspire generations to come. In the past Yvonne has taught robotics, Scratch, and claymation classes.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The initiative is based on the fundamental idea that we are more than our census numbers. All too often people look at a number like 30 percent Asian or 70 percent immigrant and ideas are formed about that neighborhood. As a community we want to be judged by our people and our actions. Numbers do not define us nor do they speak to who we are as people. The “Don’t Box Us In” project will look to the community to document who we are as a community.
The Rego Park Green Alliance is calling on the Rego Park community to send in their photos. These photos will be put online and be on displayed around the community.
What We Need
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Modeling For The Future is a project that involves the local and international community sending in photos that include a structure ( a house, temple, chair). These photos are then used as inspiration to create design structures for the future. For example, a photo of a farm that includes a grain silo can be used as inspiration to create a cylindrical house of tomorrow. The house is designed and scaled using 3D design tools. Then, the scaled house is fabricated ( physically created using AB plasticine) using a 3D printer. Executive Director, Yvonne Shortt, will be creatively designing with the community including schools, libraries, and community centers. Then, the model designs and photos will be put into a book. The book and the models will be on display around NYC. To get involved please contact Yvonne at 917 597 3089
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
- Paper dresses created bykKids thanks to a Disney Youth Grant
- Bash the Trash Environmental Arts
- Create an edible eco-system & make a seed necklace
- Snakes & Worms & Other Wild Animals!
- Vegan chefs show you how to cook healthy & green!
- Learn how you can save energy, save $ & fight global warming!
- Sign up for a FREE energy audit or for clean wind energy (bring one year of your gas & electric billS)
- Learn about neighborhood organic food coops, community gardens, and bike paths.
- Free giveaways
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Congratulations to Rebecca West, cofounder of the Rego Park Green Alliance, for obtaining offers to study at New York City’s top public schools, Townsend Harris and Bronx High School of Science. Rebecca is currently in 8th grade at The Metropolitan Expeditionary School and has a 99 average. She advocates on behalf of the Alliance and works to make each project a success.She has worked on murals at NYC public schools and in the community, participated in a public service announcement at the request of the Mayor’s office, illustrated a children's book, advocated to Councilwoman Koslowitz to improve community safety, knocked on doors to get signatures for public support of safety issues, installed community gardens at churches and schools, and attended YMCA Earth Day events to promote green walls and her sustainable artwork. Rebecca West also mentored youth robotics teams for first robotics tournaments, competes in class 1 horseback riding events, runs track, and plays the piano and violin.
Rebecca has received awards for volunteering from Kohl’s and the Barnum and Bailey Circus. She has also participated in a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg on volunteering. We are proud to have her as part of the Rego Park Green Alliance and wish her continued success in all she does.
The Rego Park Green Alliance Family
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Members of the Alliance meet with Councilwoman Koslowitz to obtain support for a slow zone with boundaries on the north being the LIRR, the east 63rd Drive, the west Woodhaven, and the south where 63rd Drive meets Woodhaven. The area includes all streets in the perimeter including Alderton and 63rd Avenue. "We are trying to get people to obey the laws," said Rebecca cofounder of the Rego Park Green Alliance. There are also many more issues like crashes on Alderton because the street is too narrow for SUV's going in opposite directions plus cars parked their. On Dec 23rd a little girl walking home was almost hit when two SUV's came to a sudden halt once they realized they were just too big to make it through at the same time. "Honestly, cars just can't fit through with cars being allowed to park also," says Yvonne Shortt an Alderton Committee member. There have also been cars turning onto Alderton from 63rd Drive crashing because the meters extend too far on Aderton. The committee is working hard to get things done and we would like to thank the councilwoman for her genuine concern and support regarding our community. "The Councilwoman was incredibly nice and I hope she can help us, at least I know she will try," said Rebecca West.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Rego Park Green Alliance will exhibit paper dress masterpieces based on the three R's. It should be an exciting event. For the last two years we did green wall installations and this year we wanted to switch it up a bit. Mark the date!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Paper is everywhere and that's why the Rego Park Green Alliance will be working to create paper masterpieces out of scraps. After a small exhibit upstate we realized that not only is it fun to design with paper but a creation can turn into a masterpiece. Over the next couple of months we will be creating these masterpieces at libraries and schools. We will also offer paper dress products for sale so others can be inspired to create their own masterpieces. The proceeds will fund a multitude of key programs like growing vegetables for food banks.