About the New York Section
Section Officers & Committee Chairs
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2014 Chair and Co-Chairs

Dr. JaimeLee I. Rizzo
Pace University
Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
New York, NY, 10038
Phone: 212-346-1761

Barbara Hillery
SUNY - Old Westbury
Chemistry and Physics Department
P.O. Box 210
Old Westbury, New York, 11568

Ronald P. D'Amelia, Ph.D.
Hofstra University
Department of Chemistry
Hempstead, NY, 11549
Phone: 516-463-6600

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New York Section, Inc.
Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

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"The Wonders of Water"
2014 Earth Day Events
Saturday April 26, 2014

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 with the variety of events detailed below.

Earth Day Parade over the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge!
The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate Earth Day 2014 with a Parade over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. All participants receive Earth Day gifts and snacks. Please register for this event below.

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 12-3 pm
Place: Pace University

Registration has closed for 2014

Please Note:

  • Meet at Pace University, Aniello Bianco Room, B Level, Enter the University through Spruce Street (Schimmel Theater entrance) at 12 p.m.
  • Wear your University/College/School/Company tshirt/sweatshirt to show your institution's support
  • Be sure to bring a photo ID for the Security Desk clearance.
  • EVERYONE attending must register. This includes friends, family, etc.
  • The parade registration deadline is April 11, 2014.

Earth Day Schedule:

12:00 Arrival and Check-In Aniello Bianco Room, B Level
12:30 Welcome Dr. JaimeLee Rizzo, Chair of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Committee
12:35 Greetings Dr. Philip Mark, 2013 Chair, American Chemical Society New York Section
12:40 Keynote Address
Earth Day Celebration
Dr. Sue Maxam, Asst. VP of Undergraduate Education, Pace University
1:00 Parade over the Brooklyn Bridge !
2:30 Return to Pace
Photo from the 2013 Parade

Chemistry Demo Event at the Great Neck Library on April 26th (Main) and April 27th (Parkville Branch)

In celerbration of Earth Day 2014, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) will work with the Great Neck Library for the 3rd consercutive year to offer a weekend filled with fun and "green" focused science experiments and demonstrations. This free public event is held to promote an appreciation of our blue planet (with a focus on the oceans), encourgage its sustainability, and educate the local youth about the importance of taking care of the environment. The event is also part of the New York Section's Annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day effort. Community youth ages 5-17 and their families are cordially invited to join the USMMA midshipmen and faculty in this celebration during the following programs:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Noon-2:00 p.m.
Great Neck Library - Main
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, New York 11023

4:00-6:00 p.m. USMMA Annual Boy Scout Camporee
Registration required, call 214-450-7340
USMMA Chemistry Lab
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Great Neck Library - Parkville Branch
10 Campbell Street
New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Great Neck Library Event Flyer