Play Fair for Parks: actions next week: rally and social media!

From Play Fair for Parks Play Fair was Co-founded by New Yorkers for Parks, the New York City Council, the New York League of Conservation Voters, and DC 37, the NYC Parks workers’ union

Hi All, Here’s how to advocate for this park and our GreenThumb MKGarden (and all GreenThumb gardens and Parks). From

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Volunteer Tomorrow (Monday May 10, 2021) with The Hort and NYC Parks!

The Horticultural Society of New York will be planting perennials in SDR Park tomorrow on Forsyth between Hester and Grand.

Volunteers cleaned and mulched the planting beds last month and plan to green them tomorrow.

Details:

DATE: Monday May 10

TIME: 10am and stay as long as

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“Profiles in Leadership: Thomas Yu is right where he belongs”

From NeighborWorks America

Profile of Thomas Yu of Asian Americans for Equality

by Madelyn Lazorchak, Communications Writer

“Home is where we are anchored. It’s a starting place for many of us. It can be nurturing or it could be traumatic or a testing ground. It can be all of those things at

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Ganesha in the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden

 

“Lord Ganesha clears the obstacles and paves the way for us to move forward in life“

 

We hope for more international assistance for the people of India as the devastation of the COVID pandemic continues around the world. [aide finally shipped from The United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, France, Israel, U.S., Russia,

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World Migratory Bird Day May 8th 2021

May 8th, 2021 World Migratory Bird Day site here.

Artwork by Sara Wolman who grew up in Queens, New York

Global Event Map Here.

“During this year’s event, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) will imbue the activity of birdwatching, a past time enjoyed by some 86 million Americans, with deeper meaning. WMBD

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Work Day in SDR Park: Audubon NY, M'Finda Kalunga, Betty Hubbard & RivingtonHouse Plots AND Bird Sightings

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Photos above Lily Lasovick

 

Thanks to volunteers from Audubon NY. Removing garbage and

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The Horticultural Society, NYC Parks and Volunteers Plant/Clean Up in SDR Park's Hester/Grand Gardens

 

EARTH DAY 2021!!

Thank you to Pamela Ito of “The Hort” and NYC Parks Department‘s Johnathan Young and to Neighborhood Volunteers.

“Last Saturday we worked in SDR park from Grand – Hester along Forsyth. Hort Staff and local Volunteers weeded, fertilized (with kelp meal) planted and mulched.

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NYTs

Haywood, one of Sara Roosevelt Park’s Gardeners (retired)

A step in the right direction… Protects children and all park users equitably, and the park workers and volunteers who help with upkeep.

From NYT article

“Paula Rogovin has a rule for teaching small children: Whenever you expose them to upsetting problems, remind them that

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Center for Urban Future Report: “STRETCHING NEW YORK CITY’S CAPITAL DOLLARS”

Center for Urban Culture‘s introduction to Stretching New York City’s Capital Dollars

Key Findings

Reforms to New York’s capital process could save the city at least $800 million over five years, according to our analysis of estimated cost overruns tied to major problem areas plaguing the capital project design and construction process for public

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From NRC: Support Recycling and Zero Waste in the Biden Infrastructure Bill

 

Sign the petition here.

From “The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and over 150 organizations and individuals in signing on to a letter initiated by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Zero Waste USA asking President Biden and Vice President Harris to establish policies and programs for waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting that

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