NY4P Newsletter, September 2019


NY4P welcomes a second Leon Levy Fellow for Great Parks and a new Development Associate


As a grassroots research and advocacy organization, we are used to doing a lot with a little. This fall, we are excited to welcome Wideleine Desir, our second official Leon Levy Fellow for Great Parks, and Justin Cristando, our new Development Associate, to our small-but-mighty team. Wideleine will be working in communities throughout the city as a part of the Outreach & Programs team. Justin will be supporting our fundraising and stakeholder engagement efforts.


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osdseptember2019Open Space Dialogues: third season off to a great start!
Our 2019-2020 Open Space Dialogues panel series kicked off on Thursday, September 12 with an excellent discussion about the NYC Parks capital process. We thank our panelists for participating and the audience for joining us! To read a short recap of the event and watch the livestreamclick here.

The next Open Space Dialogues will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019. Stay tuned!

stapletonlibrarybulbsThe Daffodil Project: 2019 bulb distributions underway
The 2019 Daffodil Project has been off to a great start; we had another record-breaking year with over 1,700 registrants! Thank you all for your enthusiasm, participation, and for spreading the word.

We are now in the process of distributing all of the daffodil bulbs to those who registered. Check out our website to see the dates and locations of our upcoming distributions. We'll see you there! 

Play Fair Rally City Hall 1City Council Hearing on Parks Maintenance: we need our #PlayFair partners!
The first hearing of the legislative season for the City Council's Committee on Parks and Recreation will take place Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 1 PM, with the public comment period slated to begin at 2 PM, in City Hall's Committee Room.

The hearing will center around parks maintenance issues, and we believe this is an important opportunity for advocates to join and talk about the conditions you see in your local parks, and how increased funding for NYC Parks would continue to make a difference in improving all of our parks citywide.

Check out more details on the City Council's website here

2019MASSummitOn sale now: MAS Summit 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.

Tickets are available at www.mas.org/summit.

2019 Gala Save the Date gif fileOn sale now: NY4P Party 4 Parks tickets
NY4P's 2019 Party 4 Parks will take place the evening of November 4, 2019, at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. We invite all of our supporters to join us for this night of celebration and to acknowledge those who champion our city's parks and open spaces through their work and efforts! 

For more event information or to purchase tickets and tables, visit www.ny4p.org/party4parks.

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