Floating on one of New York's most environmentally disturbed waterways and powered by vikings, 'Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum' is a salvaged houseboat that has been transformed into a laboratory and showspace for do-it-yourself sustainability projects. From its parabolic solar tea maker (created from broken mirrors and a dumpstered satellite dish) to its living machine (made out of pickle buckets, wetland plants and pvc), this rough and ready design collective marries do-it-yourself garage engineering with sustainable design principles.
On October 2, 2010, join the crew of Jerko The Gowanus Water Vacuum as they set out on a maiden voyage through New York's most legendary canal.
Come early to pre-register for limited on-board tours, experience the Gowanus Canal's first home-made boat convergence and attend the Sustainability Street Fair. Come late to see an empty canal.
When: Saturday October 2nd, 2010.
1:30 pm: The fleet arrives/christening celebration and pre-registration (first-come, first-serve basis) for an on-board tour
Where: 2nd St b/w Bond and the Canal
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3-5pm: Jerko onboard tours
10am-6pm: Green Homes NYC's Sustainability Street Fair at 3rd St b/w Bond and Hoyt www.greenhomenyc.org/thenewnewyork
Green Homes NYC Sustaibility Street Fair: 3rd St b/w Bond and Hoyt