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An oyster army, meaningful gift giving, a benefit art auction and more from the internet

Building an Army of Oysters Around NYC To Mitigate Floods + Erosion Before commercial harvesting, oyster reefs used to compose more than 220,000 acres of New York’s coastline, acting as a natural flood-mitigation system in addition to increasing marine biodiversity. With these reefs’ destruction, New York is dangerously vulnerable to natural disasters—a threat that (as Hurricane Ida recently showed) is only growing. To protect the …

“Prints for Queers” Raises Funds For LGBTQIA+ Community Members Escaping Persecution

Organized by London-based photographer Matt Ford, Prints for Queers launched yesterday, selling portraits of LGBTQ+ performers, creatives and activists, with all profits going to Rainbow Road—an initiative that helps queer people escape violence and persecution all over the world. With photography by Ford and Maria Ridgway, the collection of images feature the founder of Trans Pride, Lucia Blake; Drag Race UK contestant, Crystal; drag performer, …

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An exhibition centered on Black Brooklynites, plants that filter the air, a walking robot destined for Mars and more

“Brooklyn Resists” Outdoor Exhibition at the Center for Brooklyn History From the Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History (CBH), the Brooklyn Resists outdoor (and online) exhibition will highlight the work of Black Brooklynites from abolition through the Black Lives Matter protests of today. Debuting on Juneteenth, the in-person installation will project never-before-exhibited protest imagery and text onto the facade of the CBH at 128 …