As we mentioned earlier in the month, It’s My Park Day will be this coming Saturday, May 19.
Volunteers are invited to help with some spring cleaning in Bay Ridge’s beautiful shore-front parks. Activities will include painting, planting, weeding, sweeping, raking, handling sign-in sheets, tools and refreshments.
According to a press release put out by the Shore Road Parks Conservancy, there are six different meeting points – as well as corresponding times – for anyone looking to lend their park a helping hand:
- 97th Street Park Entrance (10am to 2pm)
- 90th Street Gazebo (9am to 12pm)
- *New waterfront site meeting* by the Flagpole at Shore Rd & 81st St (9am to 12pm)
- Narrows Botanical Gardens (10am to 1pm)
- The Flagpole at 81st Street (9am to 12pm)
- Owl’s Head Park (11am to 2pm)
The plethora of local groups that are slated participate include Adelphi Academy, Arab American Association of NY (AAANY), Asian Community United Society (ACUS), Bay Ridge Food Coop, Bay Ridge Prep, Boy Scouts – St Anselm, Community Board 10, Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge, East Coast Kruzers, Egyptian American Community Foundation (EACF), First Church of the Brethren, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Fort Hamilton Army Base, Fort Hamilton HS, JROTC & National Honor Society, Gateway Church, The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC), Moroccan American House Association (MAHA), NIA Community Services, and NY Army National Guard Joint Task Force-Empire Shield.
Sponsors include the City Parks Foundation, Foodtown, Bay Ridge Manor, and the Partnership for Parks.