Family Fun Day - June 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in Family Fun Day on June 3rd for an afternoon of an afternoon of games, arts & crafts, face painting, prizes, music, and more. Community partners who participated included: The Tenement Museum, The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts; University Settlement, NYC Parks Play Mobile, Materials for the Arts, NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs Office, Tio Gazpacho, Nossa Yogurt. Henry Street Settlement, Shape Up NYC, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Pillow Talk Fine Art, Grand Street Dems and of course our event sponsor NYC Ferry. The highlights of the day were definitely the story time reading by Seward Park Librarian Andrew Fairweather and the Beautiful performance by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. Visit Facebook album for more photos. 

New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project - April/May 2018

Corlears Hook Park was fortunate to be selected by the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as their 2018 project. Over a 5-week span in April and May, 900 volunteers organized by the NYJL helped beautify and improve Corlears Hook Park by painting fences, benches, lampposts; laying new sod; removing weeds and dead plants; and planting new items throughout the park. They also gifted the park 8 brand new big-belly solar compactor garbage cans. When all was said and done they made over $94,000 worth of improvements to the park without any cost to us or the community. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 19th to celebrate the end of the project. More photos of this project can be found on Facebook