Educational Alliance now Open for Enrollment: “Project Contact Outpatient Program”

From the Educational Alliance:

“Dear Community Members, We would like to inform you that the Project Contact Outpatient Program is open for enrollment. Please see the flyer below for additional program and referral information. Best, The CRW Admissions Team”

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American Kestrel Hunting Nearby Sara Roosevelt Park

An American Kestral was caught on camera by Colleen Corkery neighbor and M’Finda Kalunga volunteer.

Katie Leung from the WildLife Unit of the Parks Department ”

“…these feature an American kestrel. I think you’re also lucky to see a kestrel with its meal in talon!”


Colleen wrote, ”

Here are pics…when it

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Turtles Move (in November) to Winter Quarters – M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Ted and Jose get the turtles ready for their winter vacation home.



Pratt Stanton ParkHouse Reimagined As Community Gathering & Environmental Hub

From the Stanton Task Force:

Students from the Interior Design program at Pratt Institute offered their fresh thinking and design skills to our community vision for the Stanton Building in SDR Park.

Brief presentations by these Fall 2020 students of their designs for the Stanton Building were followed by a dialogue with community members. For

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Community Stewardship, Caring for Parks

Parks needs volunteers like never before. And they need a budget to ensure a steady effort to keep parks, clean, functional, bird and plant habitats and safe – integrating model climate mitigation efforts, recreation, play, quiet contemplation, walks, sports, gardening, community gathering, bird watching, habitat restoration, and more.

“Even as pandemic-induced restrictions have lifted, neighborhood

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Invitation from the WildLife Unit of NYC Parks to Join 2021 Raptor Nest Monitoring

From the Wildlife Unit of NYC Parks:

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Thank you to the Fox - Tsang Family for Snow and Ice Removal!

Thank you Joseph and Davis Fox for removing ice and snow on the paths in the M’Finda Garden!

And for moving donated supplies to weather proof areas.

And thank you to the Boy Scouts and Scoutmaster Troop 150 for advocating for young people to help out.

It will make getting to through the garden for

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Testimony to City Council Oversight Hearing with NYC Dept of Sanitation and NYC Dept of Parks



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AudubonNY Working in Audubon Plot Today

Richard Santangelo, Yamina, Freeman, and Lily worked hard cleaning up and were able to plant seeds! Looking forward to this Bird Garden in the spring!


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FABnyc and GOLES: LES Young Artist of Color Fellowship Application – due Saturday Jan 9th

FABnyc and GOLES are launching a new fellowship program for young artists of color, ages 18-25, who are residents of the Lower East Side. As the Lower East Side continues to fight displacement, marginalization, and racial inequities, our organizations recognize that sustaining a sense of community requires efforts beyond successfully preventing evictions.

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