FREE Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park
Sep
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

FREE Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? Join Partnerships for Parks for a FREE workshop and learn how to get more involved with your community park! Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park

This is a workshop for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park
Jul
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Workshop: Get Involved with Your Park

 Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? Join Partnerships for Parks for a FREE workshop and learn how to get more involved with your community park! Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park

This is a workshop for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Greenpoint Street Tree Volunteer Day
Jul
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Greenpoint Street Tree Volunteer Day

LET'S CARE FOR GREENPOINT'S TREES TOGETHER!

Join your fellow tree enthusiasts for a neighborhood-wide tree care event! We’ll be teaching street tree care techniques, connecting you with Greenpointers that live near you, and giving away tree care toolkits. Lunch provided & children welcome.

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Learn street tree care & get your hands dirty! 

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Enjoy lunch & take home a tree care toolkit 

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections
May
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Brooklyn neighborhood by caring for parks? Then Join Partnerships for Parks for this FREE workshop! 

At this workshop, you will meet other Brooklyn volunteers who support parks, and find out about resources that will help you reach your goals. Topics will include:

  • Working together with the Borough President’s office and Brooklyn Parks officials to make our parks even greater.   
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks.

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders. 

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Vanquishing Fundraising Fears
May
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Vanquishing Fundraising Fears

Partnerships for Parks and ioby will help you slay common fears about grant writing and crowd funding! We’ll cover tips for becoming a confident, successful fundraiser and share resources for further support. Join us for this FREE workshop! Register below. 

Expert speakers:

  • Michael Mullaley, Partnerships for Parks
  • Ethany Uttech, ioby
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Citizen Pruner Course - Sign Up Today!
May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Citizen Pruner Course - Sign Up Today!

Interested in getting more involved in your community and learning about tree pruning? Through the Trees New York Citizen Pruner Course you will learn tree pruning techniques, tree biology, and NYC street tree identification. The course consists of 4 in-classroom sessions and 1 pruning field outing.

If you live or work in Greenpoint (11222 zip) the course fee is reduced to $15!

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McGolrick Park: A Guided Tree Walk
May
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

McGolrick Park: A Guided Tree Walk

Sophie Plitt of Greening Greenpoint will be hosting a guided tree walk through the beautiful McGolrick Park! McGolrick Park is known for its dense canopy of mature, shady trees. Together you'll look at these trees, learn the various species growing in the park, and share some tips for identifying trees in NYC.

On this walk you'll also learn about Greening Greenpoint and the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance. MPNA is a group of organized community leaders and residents working to improve McGolrick Park and our neighborhood. Find out how you can become a part of this organization and help to steward this beautiful park!

Meet at the center of McGolrick Park - under the monument.

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Partnerships Academy Workshop - Get Involved with Your Park!
Apr
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partnerships Academy Workshop - Get Involved with Your Park!

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get involved with supporting parks.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How staff from your company can support a park
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who alsocare about your park

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders. This workshop is geared towards people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

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Partnerships Academy Workshop: Getting $ For Your Green Space
Mar
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partnerships Academy Workshop: Getting $ For Your Green Space

Come to this session to learn about how you can bring funding to your park! 

We’ll share everything you need to know about timelines and eligibility. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from a park group that has been successful in raising funds from elected officials for a park in their district.

Speakers:

Kate Spellman, Chief of Community Outreach and Partnership Development, NYC Parks

Steven Kirby, Government Relations, NYC Parks

Emily Walker, Director of Outreach, NY4P, and Citywide Steering Committee for PBNYC

Marlene Pantin, Red Hook Conservancy  

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Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship
Feb
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship

  • Gold Street Conference Room (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a leader of a community park group that supports NYC parks and green spaces? Would you like some support to get to the next level of development in such areas as membership, fundraising, 501(c)(3) status, and group structure?

2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship is a program designed to help you to take on new challenges and succeed. Join Partnerships for Parks staff and stewards like you from across the city as you learn skills and hear best stewardship practices! 

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Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship
Jan
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Introduction to the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship

Are you a leader of a community park group that supports NYC parks and green spaces? Would you like some support to get to the next level of development in such areas as membership, fundraising, 501c3 status, and group structure?

We invite you to apply for the Partnerships Academy Fellowship, a program designed to help you to take on new challenges and succeed. Join Partnerships for Parks staff and stewards like you from across the city as you learn skills and hear best stewardship practices! 

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MulchFest 2017
Jan
7
11:00am11:00am

MulchFest 2017

  • McCarren Park (corner of Lorimer St. & Driggs Ave.) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Recycle your holiday tree and help take care of McCarren Park! Join us as we spread freshly chipped mulch in the park to insulate our trees for winter.

All tools and gloves will be provided. We will be volunteering 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on 1/7. Holiday tree drop-off and chipping will occur this whole weekend.

Click below to see a full list of MulchFest times, dates, and locations.

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Partnerships Academy Workshop
Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Partnerships Academy Workshop

Partnerships Academy Workshop: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group

Join Partnerships for Parks for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local community park group, or start a new one!

  • CONNECT to community park groups in your neighborhood

  • HEAR from experienced park group leaders in your borough

  • GAIN 5 free parks resources

  • LEARN the first 3 steps to starting a new group
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GCEF Open House
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

GCEF Open House

Come and learn how to get involved in “Greening” Greenpoint Neighborhoods! From green roofs to birds and boats, OpenHouseGCEF offers Greenpointers a chance to see GCEF projects in action, and learn first-hand how they are making our community a healthier, safer, and "greener" place to live.

Greening Greenpoint will be tabling at the urban farm behind McCarren Park Pool and leading a guided tree walk of McCarren Park at 1:00 PM!

Participate in GCEF grant project activities in 4 locations throughout Greenpoint: McCarren Park, McGolrick Park, Newtown Creek & Kinglsand Wildflowers Rooftop. 

 

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Brooklyn Citizen Pruner Course
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brooklyn Citizen Pruner Course

Registration is now open for the Fall 2016 Trees New York Citizen Pruner Course! Through this course, you will learn tree biology, NYC street tree identification, common tree problems and solutions, and tree pruning. This is a 12-hour course with 4 classroom sessions and 1 field outing. See full course descriptions, schedules, and register below. 

If you live or work in Greenpoint (11222) you are eligible to take the course for only $15 through the Greening Greenpoint scholarship! When you register, click the green "Tickets" button and scroll down to the "Greenpoint Scholarship" option.  

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Greenpoint Community Tree Summit
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Greenpoint Community Tree Summit

Join Greening Greenpoint for our Greenpoint Community Tree Summit! We'll be sharing information about the state of our urban forest and leading interactive, collaborative activities to set goals for the future of our local urban forest and generate ideas for how to achieve this vision. 

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