NY4P Newsletter, July 2019

Lots to Grow coming soon

Lots to Grow
A new NY4P podcast about gardens
and communities in NYC

Do you want to learn more about the unique DIY open spaces that dot the city? Featuring interviews with over 35 gardeners, community leaders and experts, Lots to Grow explores their history, functions, challenges, and policies.

The first episode drops Wednesday, July 24! You can listen to the teaser now, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Lots to Grow is made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.

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NY4P on  In Focus on NY1, July 2019Did you catch NY4P on NY1?
NY4P Executive Director Lynn Kelly was on In Focus with Cheryl Wills to discuss our Play Fair budget win and what it means for NYC's parks and open spaces. We were joined by Councilmember and City Council Parks Committee Chair Peter Koo, Riverside Park Conservancy President and CEO Dan Garodnick, and Martha Lopez-Gilpin, Board President of the Astoria Park Alliance. Watch NY4P on In Focus.

Play Fair Press Conference with City Council Speaker JohnsonCelebrating Play Fair
Last month we joined City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to celebrate the historic $43 million additional funding for NYC Parks. We were joined by fellow Play Fair Coalition founding members New York League of Conservation Voters and DC 37, and park advocates from across the city. See photos of the event.

Play Fair Photo Contest Winner Brooklyn Bridge ParkICYMI: Play Fair Earth Month Photo Contest Winners
Along with the New York League of Conservation Voters, we celebrated Earth Month and promoted the Play Fair campaign with a social media photo contest. Entrants posted photos of their favorite park to raise awareness of the importance of NYC open spaces. See the winning photos.

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