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Cooper Park Has Some Very Good Friends!

Our newest partner Friends of Cooper Park held its inaugural meeting on November 13. Park advocates identified key short- and long-term goals like keeping the park cleaner and bringing back a farmers market. St. Nicks …

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OSA Annual Town Hall gathers parks leaders

On November 2, 51 parks advocates, OSA Board Chair Mike Arnot, OSA Board Member and Community Community Chair Ward Dennis and North Brooklyn Parks Administrator Mary Salig participated in OSA’s annual Town Hall at McCarren …

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McCarren Field Day

Over forty local athletes competed in Friends of McCarren's first ever Field Day on September 10, braving an obstacle course of cones, police barricades, long kicks and hula hoops. In a true team spirit, nearly …

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Friends of BQGreen Launch Campaign for Park

Nearly 200 Friends of BQGreen, including a multitude of young children and seniors, community leaders and elected officials rallied on July 26 at Rodney Park North to help call attention to the public health emergency …

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Northside Schools Celebrate Earth Day at McCarren

On Earth Day, April 22, nearly 40 Northside Schools children and their parents participated in a clean-up and beautification of the playground at McCarren Park. They are all now Friends of McCarren! To set up …

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New Garden at American Now Open

On Earth Day, April 22, PS 34 students and their parents installed a garden in American Playground. The Heritage Garden helps to beautify American and provides a new outdoor classroom for PS 34 students and other local Greenpoint children. The garden project, composed of …

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Eco-Couture Dazzles North Brooklynites

On April 27, Over 40 of Greenpoint’s top models walked the runway at the park house at Bushwick Inlet Park as part of PS 34’s Eco-Fashion Show. In addition to being a lot of fun, the …

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Friends of McCarren Launches

On March 30, Friends of McCarren officially met for the first time. Nearly forty park enthusiasts volunteered their precious time to brainstorm ideas for improving the park. The lively meeting was attended by many leaders of leagues and user groups …