NY4P Newsletter, March 2019

Play Fair Rally at City Hall signs

We're Just Getting Started

It's been less than three weeks since we kicked off Play Fair, but together we've already accomplished so much: over 200 people braved the winter weather to join us on the steps of City Hall; over 50 groups representing thousands of New Yorkers filled the City Council chambers to testify in support of Play Fair; and New Yorkers have written elected officials across the City urging them to support the Play Fair campaign.

But we are just getting started.

In the coming months we're going to keep up the pressure. The City needs to fund the NYC Parks Department for quality open space, green jobs, and a healthy environment, and we won't stop until it happens. But we can't do it alone - we need your voice.

Add your name and tell your elected officials to Play Fair!

Play Fair is a multi-year campaign, and in this first year we are focusing on a $100 million increase to the Parks Department budget for much needed maintenance. Parks keep us healthy, protect the environment, and provide green jobs.

It's time to Play Fair!

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Open Space DialoguesOpen Space Dialogues:
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Parks provide countless benefits for urban environments, but maintaining parks takes funding. How should we pay to create and maintain our public realm? On Tuesday, April 9, 6pm, parks practitioners and advocates will explore options for ensuring that parks in all five boroughs are sustainably and equitably funded. This event is generously sponsored by Delta Air Lines. RSVP»

NY4P in BX and BKNY4P: Boro x Boro Citywide
Join NY4P for our annual citywide Boro x Boro meeting! This year, members of the Bronx Coalition of Parks and Green Spaces, and the new Brooklyn Parks and Open Space Coalition will discuss strategies and lessons learned for starting and maintaining a strong borough-wide coalition. Join us Thursday, March 28, 6pm to connect with fellow advocates and get your coalition off the ground. RSVP»

2019 Daffodil BreakfastJoin NY4P at the
2019 Daffodil Breakfast

Celebrating the volunteers who make The Daffodil Project a success, the 2019 Daffodil Breakfast will be held Tuesday, April 23, 8am at Battery Gardens Restaurant. This year, we are thrilled to honor New York Road Runners with our Citywide Daffodil Award, as well as five other groups and inviduals doing excellent work in each borough! Tickets»

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