Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth was held this past beautiful Sunday, as almost every year since 2004, organized and MC’d by Debra Jeffreys Glass. Sunlight danced through the leaves overhead to the music of Bobby Bryan and his group. Food was donated by Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street. Poetry and readings were presented by Eddie, Asher, Jane, Ryan and Debra.

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University Settlement’s ROAR Press Conference and Resource Fair (May 2022)

Melissa Aase CEO of University Settlement, Jo-Ann Yoo ED of Asian American Federation, MBP Mark Levien, CM Chris Marte, Manhattan Parks Commissioner Bill Castro and Mae Lee ED of the Chinese Progressive Association, Li-En Chong, Co-Founder of The Yellow Whistle, – and many other guest speakers!Good to see Veronica Wong, U.S. Advocacy Director and Keena Suh SRPCC partner and Pratt Institute Associate Professor.

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AND…

Resource Fair – in “The Pit” at Broome! University Settlement, Community Board 3, Asian Americans for Equality, Senator Kavanagh, Stanton CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Chinese Progressive Association, NY Immigration Coalition, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and…Music!

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Clean Up Sara Roosevelt Park With Sokie Lee and the NYC Dept of Sanitation’s Jason Chen

Meet the Organizers: Sokie Lee (NYC Clean Volunteers – Let’s Clean New York) and Jason Chen (NYC Dept. of Sanitation, and UA3 (Community First).

Thanks to the Girl Scouts, M’Finda Kalunga Garden & Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition, Youth Explorers and 5th Precinct’s PO Randy Chan and many many other volunteers!!

 


Wow.

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The 2022 Lower East Side Hero Awards: Including Sara Roosevelt Park’s Debra Jeffreys -Glass and Kim Fong

Our Heroes! Debra Jeffreys-Glass and Kim Fong

(presenters K Webster and Ryan Gilliam)

Thank you to FABnyc for honoring ALL our neighborhood heroes – and Park heroes Kim Fong and Debra Jeffreys-Glass – during the 2022 LES Community Hero Awards* 

And our honorees from 2021:

Kim Fong (K Webster presenter):
Debra Jeffreys-Glass (Ryan Gilliam) presenter:

*”The LES Community Hero Awards are intended to recognize community members whose contributions have been deeply meaningful and yet are often the ‘unsung’ heroes of the neighborhood. The awards were created in 2014 as part of the first celebration of Lower East Side History Month in May, now an annual event.”

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SunFlower Project Sara Roosevelt Park

As part of the University Settlement’s Sara Roosevelt Park ROAR festival this summer, on Saturdays from 12pm-2pm, we are creating a garden to offer a benign presence in the wake of the damage, sorrow, and neglect in and around the world – including our Sara Roosevelt Park. (map at bottom, the site is marked by the Hibiscus flower).
This intends to be a ‘healing garden’. A chance for people to write messages of who/what they care about and their hopes on ribbons as we slowly create a flowering garden.
Join us?

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