Holiday Decorating - December 2018
About two dozen people came out on a chilly December Sunday to help us decorate the park in celebration of the winter holidays and watch our tree get lit for the season. Kids were able to make handmade ornaments and hang them around the park.
Thanksgiving Weekend - 2018
As part of our commitment to Partnerships for Parks we held our annual It's My Park Day event on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Over 50 volunteers helped plant nearly 1,100 daffodil bulbs provided by New Yorkers for Parks and bag over 100 bags of leaves. 50 bags of leaves were sent to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for their garden composting program. Thanks to all the volunteers that joined us and extra special thanks to the Girl Scouts, buildOn, Grand Street Democrats, and students from Stuyvesant High School Key Club and the Bronx Center For Science and Mathematics. View Facebook album for more photos from the event.
In collaboration with East River Park Coalition and the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage we presented the PuppetMobile performance of The Big Good Wolf. This modern-day fairy tale, starring classic characters from The Three Bears, finds Baby Bear and her friend Goldilocks making it their mission to help change the Big Bad Wolf into good. After the show kids joined us for various arts and crafts activities before heading to the SummerStage concert at the East River Band Shell.
Yoga Classes - Summer 2018
Thanks to a partnership with Shape Up NYC and with funds raised through our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative, we once again provided free weekly yoga classes in the park from June through August. Classes were open to all levels of ability and took place on the center lawn.
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.