Holiday Decorating party - 2017

For the second year in a row we partnered with our friends at the Vladeck Houses Residents Association to provide a warm space for neighborhood kids to come and create holiday decorations for the park. After the decorations were made we bundled up and headed to the park to adorn the fences and holiday tree with snowmen, dreidels, stockings and various other handmade crafts. 

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Thanksgiving weekend - 2017

Over 130 volunteers showed up on November 26th for our annual post-Thanksgiving leaf rake-up. Nearly 175 bags of leaves and other debris were removed from the park (some sent to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for composting). In addition we planted bluebell bulbs throughout one of the lawns.

Special thanks to the below groups who participated in the event:

High School for Environmental Studies
Stuyvesant High School Key & Environmental Clubs
Brooklyn Tech Key Club & Outreach Clubs
Bronx Science Key Club
Hunter College Circle K Club
Baruch College Alpha Phi Omega
NYU Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Grand Street Democrats

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We had gorgeous weather with nearly 75 degree temperatures for our October 22, 2017 It's My Park Day. Over 60 volunteers showed up to help plant daffodil bulbs and rake leaves throughout the park. Over 1,200 daffodil bulbs and 200 bluebell bulbs were planted and nearly 30 bags of leaves, weeds, and debris were collected. In addition to the numerous community volunteers that came out, we were also joined by students from Bronx Science High School Key Club and Stuyvesant High School Environmental Club. Thanks again to New Yorkers for Parks for the daffodil bulbs and Partnership for Parks for the technical support. 

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InGardens with Arts for Art

We partnered with Arts for Art to present InGardens at Corlears Hook Park. This afternoon of free jazz music, poetry, and justice was presented on the center lawns on September 23.

Yoga classes - Summer 2017

Thanks to a partnership with Shape Up NYC and with funds raised through our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative, we provided 12 weeks of free yoga classes from June through August. Classes were open to all levels of ability and took place on the center lawn. The classes were so popular that we hope to offer them again in 2018.  

Family Fun Day - Spring 2017

Despite some on and off showers people came out in droves for Family Fun Day on June 4. Unfortunately the rain forced us to cancel a few activities but those in attendance enjoyed an afternoon of games, arts & crafts, music, and more. Thanks again to the community partners who participated: The Tenement Museum, The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Girl Scout Senior Troop 3015 and Cadette Troop 3016, University Settlement, NYC Parks Play Mobile, Materials for the Arts, NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs Office, Third Street Music School Settlement, Henry Street Settlement, Shape Up NYC, and the kids from Forest Hills High School Key Club who volunteered to help throughout the day.

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It's My Park Day - Spring 2017

Approximately 40 volunteers joined us on May 20th to help plant about 20 new shrubs, a new magnolia tree, and various annuals throughout the park. Thanks to Councilmember Rosie Mendez for providing discretionary funds for us to purchase plants and the Lower East Side Ecology Center for providing their wonderful compost. 

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