Thanksgiving Weekend - 2016

Over 100 volunteers came out on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to help plant over 1,500 daffodil bulbs and bag over 100 bags of leaves, some of which were picked up by the Lower East Side Ecology Center for composting. 

In addition to the numerous community volunteers that came out, we were also joined by groups from Baruch College's Environmental Club, Bronx Science Key Club, Girl Scouts, InTandem, Laguardia High School Key Club, Manhattan Bridges High School, Midwood High School Red Cross Club, National Honors Society at Abraham Lincoln High School, New York Giants Youth Baseball League, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity from CUNY Brooklyn College, and Stuyvesant High School Red Cross.

This event was generously sponsored by InTandem and LoHo Realty, along with in-kind support from New Yorkers for Parks and Partnership for Parks. 

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It's My Park Day - Fall 2016

After having to postpone our original date due to inclement weather, over 75 volunteers showed up on Sunday, November 6, 2016 to help plant daffodil bulbs, rake leaves, and weed throughout the park. Over 1,200 daffodil bulbs were planted and nearly 100 bags of leaves, weeds, and debris were collected - some of the leaves were sent over to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for their composting program. In addition to the numerous community volunteers that came out, we were also joined by groups from the Girl Scouts, Bronx Science High School Key Club, Brooklyn Technical High School H.O.P.E. Club, and students from Millennium Brooklyn High School. 

This event was generously sponsored by InTandem and LoHo Realty, along with in-kind support from New Yorkers for Parks and Partnership for Parks. 

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Family Fun Day - Spring 2016

May 22, 2016 brought a slew of fun activities to the park for Family Fun Day. The CityParks PuppetMobile presented the classic "Puss in Boots" tale. Grand St. Settlement's Clubhouse showcased their Marble Run game and other interactive projects involving the Noisemaker, a circuit-board created by Parsons School of Design to pique young people's interest in STEM. The Tenement Museum had kids design a colorful decoration for their home with inspiration from the resourcefulness and creativity of immigrant families a hundred years ago. Bubble science activities were presented by Girl Scout Senior Troop 3015 and Cadette Troop 3016. The NYC Parks Play Mobile was on-site with games, toys and face painting. The NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs office will brought a patrol car in the park for the kids to explore. Henry Street Settlement, The Educational Alliance, and GOLES provided information about their summer programming for kids.

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It's My Park Day - Spring 2016

Over 35 volunteers showed up on April 24, 2016 to help scrape down and paint park benches and planters, weed throughout the park bagging over 15 bags of weeds and debris. We also planted three new Japanese White Pine trees, and spread a fresh layer of mulch in the large dog run.  

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