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September 2016

520 Kingsland Wildflower Festival

September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
520 Kingsland Ave Green Rooftop,

Discover the new green rooftop at 520 Kingsland during their first-ever open house event! Admire the newly planted two-level rooftop and learn all about the plants. There will be games, refreshments, and spectacular views. Make sure you visit OSA’s table for fun giveaways and information about environmental goings-on in the North Brooklyn community!

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American Playground Neighborhood Day

September 25, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
American Playground, Milton Street & Franklin
Brooklyn, NY 11222 11222

Join OSA as we bring a fun-filled day of activities to American Playground. There will be music, stories, sweet and savory bites, games and activities, giveaways and surprise guests. Stay tuned for more details!

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October 2016

Daffodil Bulb Planting and Kids Activities

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
McGolrick Park, Russell & Nassau
Brooklyn, NY

Join McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance and help plant 2500 daffodils in McGolrick Park! They will bloom in the spring and make the park even more lovely. Nature-related kids activities with with the Wbees Forest School and Eckford Street Studios and all-around fun! Free coffee by Variety Coffee Where: McGolrick Park pavilion When: 10 am – 2 pm, Saturday, 10/22 All tools and supplies will be provided.

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OSA Town Hall Meeting

October 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer
Brooklyn, NY United States

When: Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Where: McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer (between Driggs and Bayard) Who:  Neighbors who love their parks and want to see more parks and better-kept, safer parks with more programming Leaders from OSA partners such as El Puente, Greenpoint Williamsburg Soccer League (GWYSL), McGolrick Park Neighborhood Association (MPNA) and Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park (FBIP), among other groups, are expected to attend The OSA board will attend What: Brief review of 2016 activities; quick overview of…

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Greenpoint Playground Halloween Week

October 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Join us in Greenpoint Playground as we create an urban pumpkin patch. Face painting, pumpkin decorating, and fall-themed snacks await! Meet us on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 27, from 10 to noon.

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November 2016

River cleanup in Transmitter Park

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Join us on Saturday to de-litter the water’s edge in Transmitter! While the park just received two new OSA garbage cans to make it easier to keep it clean, the lawns and the rocks capture a lot of floating debris brought over by East River currents. Let’s clean it up! The weather is looking perfect: 52′ and sunny. We hope to see you there. Please wear closed-toe shoes with good traction. Tools (and water and snacks!) will be provided. Where:…

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December 2016

Park Stewards Meeting – Transmitter Park & American Playground

December 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PencilWorks, 61 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, United States

Join us for a meeting of current and future volunteers, park stewards, and activists! OSA’s Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program will present on recent achievements, planned programming, and ways of engagement. Together, we will brainstorm how we can make our neighborhood parks and playgrounds better. We will conclude the meeting having determined the next steps to creating two community-driven, OSA-supported groups in Transmitter Park and American Playground. RSVP here

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January 2017

Friends of Transmitter Park – 2nd organizational meeting

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton St
Brooklyn, 11222 United States

Come join the newly formed park group as we discuss new developments affecting the park, community preferencing, prioritizing park needs, and form committees. Refreshments will be served. Please visit transmitterpark.org for more details!

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The Inaugural Leaf Clearance

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McCarren Park, Driggs Ave & Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 11249

This Saturday, attend an inaugural event at which you can make a difference! Everyone is welcome to help us clear the park of its leaf cover. Tools and gloves will be provided, and we will have drinks and snacks! When: Saturday, January 28, 10 am – 12 noon Where: McCarren Park – NW corner of the track (by Driggs Avenue) Forecast: Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 39F. RSVP here

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March 2017

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park – General Meeting

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park, 86 Kent Ave at N. 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 11249

What’s going on with Bushwick Inlet Park after the successful outcome of our 2 year long battle to get the city to buy the CitiStorage site and complete Bushwick Inlet Park? Come find out! Join us for refreshments and meet & greet at 6:30pm and a general meeting at 7:00pm. Updates on all the parcels including the completion of 50 Kent remediation and activation of Bushwick Inlet with the Billion Oyster Project, P4P Spring Cleaning, RiverKeeper Sweep and much more!…

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