NY4P Newsletter, January 2017

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NY4P is growing, and we're looking for two great people to fill two great positions! We're hiring a Director of Development and a Director of Research and Planning. We're a small and dedicated team, passionate about creating and sustaining healthy parks and communities across NYC. Learn more and apply.

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NY4P: Boro x BoroNY4P: Boro x Boro
NY4P is coming to your backyard to hear your ideas on how we can improve NYC parksWith the Mayoral & City Council elections right around the corner it’s time to gather our network and push for a better budget for NYC parks. Come meet our new Executive Director Lynn Kelly, get to know other park organizers from your borough, and together let's build momentum for better open space! The Queens meeting takes place on Jan. 30; Staten Island on Feb. 2; Brooklyn on Feb 13; Manhattan on Feb. 15, and the Bronx on Feb 27. Se habla Español. Learn more and RSVP»

Dedicate A DaffodilDon't Be a Dating Downer - Dedicate a Daffodil
Let your love blossom by dedicating a daffodil this Valentine's Day. The Daffodil Project has planted over 6 million bulbs across the New York’s parks and gardens, and you can help it continue! Your loved one will receive a personalized daffodil certificate celebrating your support of communities across the city in their honor. It's a gift that keeps on growing! The deadline to order in time for Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 7. Dedicate a daffodil today»

Robert DouglassRemembering Robert Douglass
We were deeply saddened by the December passing of Robert R. Douglass, the longtime chair of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association and the founding chair of the Alliance for Downtown New York. Mr. Douglass was a key player in the revitalization of Downtown Manhattan, and played a pivotal role in the area’s recovery after the attacks on September 11, 2001. We were incredibly honored when his family chose the NY4P Daffodil Project as the recipient of memorial donations, and planted our bulbs in his honor. Every spring those daffodils will bloom in Bowling Green, brightening the community he was so dedicated to. We want to offer sincere thanks to his family and loved ones for their generosity. Make a donation in honor of Robert Douglass»
Upcoming Parks Community Events  

Thursday, January 12, 1:00-2:00 and Wednesday, January 18, 6:30-8:00: Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant Informational Webinar

Thursday, January 12, 5:30-7:00: GreenThumb Workshop, Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant In-Person Information SessionBrooklyn Community Foundation, 1000 Dean St, Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 18, 6:00-8:00: NYC Parks Parks Without Borders Discussion Series, moderated by NY4P Executive Director Lynn Kelly. *Registration is full, but you can join the waitlist or follow us on social media to watch it via livestream

Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:30: Partnerships for Parks Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy FellowshipArsenal Building, 830 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, New York 10065

Monday, February 6, 6:30-8:30: Partnerships for Parks Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship100 Gold Street, Gold Street Conference Room, 3rd Floor, New York 10038

Other Events and Resources

Check out the calendars below for upcoming grant opportunities, free workshops, tours, volunteer opportunities, community building and more. 

Citizen's Committee Neighborhood Grants
Micro-grants of up to $3,000 are available to resident-led community groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. Application deadline Monday, January 23.

Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to srengthen the outreach, membership and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks. Application deadline Wednesday, February 1.

New York Restoration Project Calendar 

City Parks Foundation Calendar 

GreenThumb Calendar 

Waterfront Alliance Calendar