Green Girls Wrap Up Summer 2014

08.20.14 | No Comments
It's the last day of City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls Summer Institute, and we are all sad to bring the summer to an end! Our 25 Green Girls, early adolescents primarily from western Queens, 3 high school interns and three staff were completing our fifth week together pursuing an in-depth study of forest ecology.

CPF heads to Montréal Complètement Cirque 2014

08.18.14 | No Comments
Montréal Complètement Cirque 2014 was an immersive experience in circus or cirque. The organization put together a group of delegates that they referred to as Autopistes. The Autopistes representatives were from all parts of North America and Europe. We were assembled together for several days of seminars, meetings, luncheons, dinners, performances and showcases. It seemed to the North Americans, excluding the Canadians, that we needed the Cirque 101 classes, while the Europeans were in a series of intermediate classes.

Student Voices: Four Weeks of Green Girls

08.12.14 | No Comments
Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources.

CPF Golf Tournament 2014

08.05.14 | No Comments
On Tuesday, July 29th, City Parks Foundation hosted its annual golf tournament at the American Golf-operated Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY. The event brought together guests from New York’s business and philanthropic communities alongside Cristie Kerr, LGPA champion and US Women’s Open winner to benefit CityParks Golf .

Hunt Point News Packages by YM2

08.01.14 | No Comments
For the past two weeks, I have given the students in CPF’s Youth Made Media program a crash course in the creation of news packages.

Cleaning Up Queens Liberty Garden

07.22.14 | No Comments
Our last trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was refreshing, but this time we headed off to Queens Liberty Garden to do some serious clean up. There was a lot of weeding that needed to be done and we enlisted the assistance of all of the Brooklyn and Bronx interns.

Small Steps to Fitness with CPF and EmblemHealth!

07.16.14 | No Comments
With summer in full swing, New York City’s parks are full of life! We at City Parks Foundation are so excited to see children, adults, and pets alike getting moving and enjoying the fresh air.

Student Voices: A Trip To The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

07.14.14 | No Comments
Entering the garden wasn't quite exciting as one would assume. The entrance was a tall metal gate structure that gave no justice to the beauty ahead. After greeting my instructors I was told there was a scavenger hunt taking place. A map was given to me immediately, along with my instructions and what to keep an eye for throughout the Botanic Garden.

Student Voices: Youth Made Media

07.09.14 | 2 Comments
Youth Made Media is not only a place to learn how to make films, but it allows you to make new friends also. When I first got into Youth Made Media, I was filled with joy, but I also had anxiety in me. I wasn't sure how it was going to be like there, if I was going to like it or not- or if this was going to impact on what I might want to do for my career.

Seeds to Trees Explore Strack Pond

07.07.14 | No Comments
10 a.m. and it's already 75 degrees. It's the first mid-Atlantic heat of the season, but a cool breeze rocks the huge oak trees in Forest Park, Queens. Red-winged blackbirds and robins sing above, hidden in a mass of green leaves--and a group of 25 smiling fourth graders from Bushwick bounce down the path toward me.
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