NY4P Newsletter, March 2017


 Join Us on Monday, April 17th for NY4P x NYC

2017 is an election year here in NYC, which means it’s more important than ever that we elevate the open space conversation citywide. Join us on Monday, April 17th, as we present our draft election year platform for parks. This is your opportunity to help NY4P shape its election-year agenda! Many of you participated in our recent NY4P: Boro x Boro meeting series - we will be presenting our findings and will bring our advocacy recommendations from those meetings to you. Over 120 park advocates shared their open space challenges with us, and from that feedback, NY4P has created a set of policy recommendations for New Yorkers to take action around in the coming year to address those issues. We'll also present our ongoing work on the city budget campaign for NYC Parks, and share ways you can help push for a better budget for parks with us this spring. RSVP today!

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NY City Council HearingWhat Are Your Budget Priorities?
On Tuesday, March 21st the City Council Parks Committee is holding a hearing on the city budget, which is a great opportunity to make your voice heard to city government. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how the budget process work, and where there are opportunities for you to get involved. Learn how to influence the city budget»

Partnerships AcademyGetting $ For Your Green Space: Free Workshop Tues, March 28
Join NY4P and Partnerships for Parks at this Partnerships Academy workshop where we'll cover the various ways you can work with your elected officials to encourage them to fund your park project. We'll cover everything you need to know about Participatory Budgeting, discretionary capital funding, and the Parks Equity Initiative. Register»

2017 Daffodil BreakfastJoin Us at the Daffodil Breakfast, Wednesday, April 26
Every year NY4P honors the dedicated New Yorkers who make the Daffodil Project a huge success, and this year we're celebrating the planting of over 6.5 million bulbs! Our honorees are being recognized for their dedicated service to beautifying New York City's open spaces. Proceeds from the Breakfast help fund the Daffodil Project. Learn more about who we're honoring, and buy tickets»
Friends of BIPMeet a Few New Yorkers 4 Parks: Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
Steve Chesler and Katherine Thompson have been at the center of an innovative and ultimately successful battle to get the City of New York to build Bushwick Inlet Park, which it promised to do over a decade ago. While the political saga is well-documented, what is less well known is the story of the people behind the movement, and what lessons they can offer to other New Yorkers facing similar battlesLearn more about Steve and Katherine»
Jack TambiniNY4P Welcomes Jack Tambini
Starting March 20th you’ll be seeing a new face at NY4P events - Jack Tambini, our new Office Manager. Prior to joining NY4P, Jack worked as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. He received his B.A. from Wagner College and his M.A. from Brooklyn College. A native of Staten Island, the Borough of Parks, Jack grew up hiking with his father and brother at High Rock Park and going to the beach with his family at Great Kills Park. Jack even has a little bit of parks in his family: he is the great-grandson of Eugene Sarsfield, a WWII Naval Commander, for whom Brooklyn’s Sarsfield Playground was named.

Upcoming Parks Community Events  

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference. Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451. Register by March 23

Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Partnerships Academy: Getting $ For Your Green Space. Arsenal Building, 830 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065. 

Monday, April 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. NY4P x NYC. LMHQ,150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038

Other Events and Resources

Partnerships for Parks

New York Restoration Project 

City Parks Foundation 


Natural Areas Conservancy

Waterfront Alliance 

Transportation Alternatives