NY4P Newsletter, August 2019


Summer is ending soon...
But at NY4P, we are busier than ever!


The third season of our Open Space Dialogues is kicking off Thursday, September 12. In partnership with the New York Law School, we are convening experts to discuss NYC Parks capital process; how NYC Parks projects are funded, constructed, and how the process can be improved. Sign up for this free panel discussion here. We hope to see you there!


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2019MASSummitOn sale now: MAS Summit early bird tickets
NY4P is proud to be partnering with the Municipal Art Society to co-host the 2019 Summit for New York City. Under the theme, Fight for Light, we will explore the economic, environmental, social, and public health impacts of light and air in urban neighborhoods.

Held on October 25 at the New York Academy of Medicine, the Summit is a component of our larger citywide initiative with MAS that seeks stronger protections for the natural resources that are essential to an equitable city and the health and happiness of city dwellers.

Early bird tickets are available for a limited time. Visit https://www.mas.org/summit before September 3 to purchase discounted tickets.

Daffodil Project Flushing Meadows Corona ParkReminder: Daffodil Project bulb registration is now open 
Registration for the 2019 season of the Daffodil Project is now open! Bulbs are free to any New Yorker who pledges to plant them in a public space. The deadline to request bulbs is Thursday, September 5, at 5 PM.

To learn more and to sign up for free bulbs, click here.

lotstogrow-ep3Listen now: Episode 3 of NY4P's Lots to Grow podcast 
The latest episode of NY4P's debut podcast is now out! In this episode, our host, Jessica Saab, speaks with almost 20 different community gardeners citywide to understand the challenges they face as gardeners in NYC's ever-changing landscape.

From the public's basic misunderstanding of what community gardens are to cultural clashes amongst gardeners to their loss of access to the land, NYC's gardeners contend with many issues.

Listen to Lots to Grow Episode 3 now on our website or on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to podcasts. If you haven't listened to Episode 1 or Episode 2, then we suggest getting caught up before jumping into Episode 3.

NYCParksPlayFairRally2Now hiring: NYC Parks
The Play Fair Coalition’s historic win for the FY20 City budget means NYC Parks is hiring new staff to fill the roles we advocated for.

Check out the open opportunities on the NYC Parks website now. Our advocacy has resulted in new positions in Maintenance & Operations, Forestry & Environment, Security, and Recreation & Programming.

Some of these positions will be closing soon, so take a look and spread the word!

Other Events and Resources


The Municipal Art Society 

Natural Areas Conservancy

New York Restoration Project 

Partnerships for Parks

Transportation Alternatives 

The Trust for Public Land 

Waterfront Alliance