The snow is gone and now, sadly, you can see all the trash that’s been accumulating all winter in our local parks. Here are some options for beautifying local parks this spring.
(1) Contact Yekaterina (“Kate”) Gluzberg, the outreach coordinator for Northern Manhattan for Partnerships for Parks. She can help you find an event or start one of your own; 212-408-0283 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Participate in clean-up, painting or planting efforts in Fort Tryon Park. Volunteers meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle and usually start their days at 10am. Scheduled this year are the following:
• • March 13 – Spring Preparation
• April 17 – Earth Day
• May 21 – Spring It’s My Park Day
• June 26 – Painting Day
• July 24
• August 21
• Sept 18 – Fall It’s My Park Day
• Oct 23 – Planting Spring Bulbs
For more information, visit http://forttryonparktrust.org
(3) The West 181st Beautification Project holds Sunday volunteer events at the West 181st and Pinehurst steps (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) The project has a blog, www.beautificationproject.blogspot.com, which is not particularly active.
(4) Contact Jennifer Hoppa, who serves as both the administrator for Northern Manhattan Parks for the New York City Parks Department as well as the Executive Director of Fort Tryon Park Trust, the nonprofit advocacy organization for the park; 212-795-1388 (x300) or Jennifer.Hoppa@parks.nyc.gov