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Visitor Center at Newtown Creek

Hours of Operation:

The Visitor Center is open by appointment only. Please call 718-595-5140 for updates on the Visitor Center hours.

Learn about New York City’s water resources through exhibitions and programs featuring our water supply and wastewater treatment systems featuring DEP employees who narrate the cycle of water from water supply to distribution, wastewater treatment, and harbor water quality.

Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek WWTP
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY, 11222
(Enter at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Humboldt Street.)



Education

This fascinating new facility will help you learn about the one billion gallons of water New Yorkers use every day, the thousands of miles of pipes, aqueducts, and water mains, and the responsibilities, through the eyes of our dedicated workforce, to serve New Yorkers.


School group

Programs
To schedule a visit for your school or class to the Visitor Center, please download and fill out this organization outreach request form and email it to educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov.
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Green Threads: My Green Guide to Brooklyn
My Green Guide to Brooklyn, created by Brooklyn Children’s Museum, encourages young people to explore the borough’s many parks, neighborhoods and other special places, including the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. My Green Community: An Educator Guide includes information about the city’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems with a special focus on conservation.
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Secrets of New York: The Sewers

Secrets of New York: The Sewers
Host Kelly Choi reveals the secrets of New York's first sewer system.
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Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this is the largest of New York City's 14 wastewater treatment plants.
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Newtown Creek Digester Eggs
The Newtown Creek Digester Eggs are the award-winning landmark that has risen from the Brooklyn waterfront of the East River.
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Newtown Creek Waterfront Nature Walk
The George Trakas–designed Waterfront Nature Walk provides the first public access to the Newtown Creek waterfront in decades.
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Past Events


Visitor Center at Newtown Creek

2012 Spring Speaker Series at the Visitor Center At Newtown Creek
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Dig in the Ground

Down In the Ground (D.I.G.) Interactive Installation and Dance Performance
Down In the Ground (D.I.G.) is a performance installation in which participants uncover the invisible infrastructure of New York City by means of interactive video, sound, and movement. May 19 through June 2 at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek.
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Recently Exhibited at the Visitor Center
Portraits: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Staff explores the industrious people behind the scenes and the diverse jobs they hold. From electrician to oiler, the viewer gets an inside look into the fascinating everyday work life of these proud workers.
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