Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.
Last year, close to 17,000 Christmas trees citywide were recycled. Please help us top this number!
NYC Clothing Bank is looking for donations of cash, toys, winter wear, other gifts, and food. They are also looking for some volunteer elves to help prepare, decorate, and wrap. Please RSVP to Anita Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-938-5619.
Due to the weather, tonight's Christmas Tree Lighting has been rescheduled until Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., McKinley Park. Hope to see you next week and if you can, please consider bringing a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
Response Led to Arrest of Suspect in Stabbing Incidents
Brooklyn -Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Captain Richard DiBlasio in honoring Police Officers of the 68th Precinct, and a good samaritan, for courage leading to the arrest of a suspect involved in a Bay Ridge area stabbing of two men. The incident took place near 86th Street and 4th Avenue in the early evening hours of September 21, 2011.
Golden will present New York State Senate recognition on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. outside the 68th Precinct Stationhouse, located at 333-65th Street, Brooklyn. State Senator Marty Golden is a former New York City Police Officer.
The Shore Road Parks Conservancy will be hosting additional cleanup sites along Shore Road during the “It’s My Park Day” event on October 15th. New areas at the 3rd Avenue entrance and between 73rd and 78 Streets will be open for volunteers to come and help clean up and beautify the park there. In total there will be 8 sites run by the Conservancy; at:
· 3rd Avenue Entrance (10am to 2pm)
· The potent...ial dog run site at 3rd Avenue (10am to 2pm)
· 97th Street Entrance (10am to 2pm)
· The Gazebo at 90th Street (9am to 12 noon)
· The Flagpole at 81st Street (9am to 12 noon)
· 73rd to 78th Street (9am to 12 noon)
· Narrows Botanical Gardens (entrance closest to 70th Street) (10am to 1pm)
We're still looking for donations of daffodil bulbs, bottled water, and coffee. We got bulbs from the NY4P's Daffodil Project and some other donated bulbs but we can always use more as we've got some ground to cover at both the Triangle and Park House. If anyone else wants to donate bulbs, we're happy to accept them. These bulbs are being planted to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the victims and survivors. Daffodil bulbs will naturalize, increase in number over time and continue to bloom for years. A perfect low-maintenance spring flower. Help us remember our friends, neighbors, and loved ones by volunteering to plant these bulbs.
We are also looking for volunteers and volunteer coordinators for the day