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.

CPF Honors Andrew Tisch with the People and Parks Award at Annual Gala

06.11.14 | No Comments
City Parks Foundation presented our Annual Gala at SummerStage in Central Park on June 3rd.

Spring 2014 It's My Park Day!

05.22.14 | No Comments
Last Saturday, May 17, hundreds of volunteers headed out to their local New York City parks to clean up and beautify their neighborhood green spaces as part of It’s My Park Day.

Ask Mary!

05.08.14 | No Comments
“Ask Mary” is an advice column for community groups and individuals to ask community outreach questions and have them answered by an expert!

USTA Honors CityParks Tennis Player Isis Gill

05.01.14 | 1 Comment
CityParks Tennis player Isis Gill was one of two junior players to receive the David N. Dinkins Scholarship Award at the USTA Eastern Hall of Fame Celebration!

Partnerships For Parks' Earth Day Projects!

04.24.14 | No Comments
On Earth Day 2014, Partnerships for Parks commemorated our dedicated network of year-round volunteers by coordinating beautification projects to help keep our city parks clean and green

Learn How to Compost at Home!

04.22.14 | No Comments
With the Department of Sanitation's new composting initiative, it has become easier than ever to compost your food scraps in New York City. But, if you are looking to actually use the compost that your food scraps create in your home or garden, it still makes sense to compost at home - here are two methods!

Get to Know Ian Noble, Our New Arts Director!

04.17.14 | 1 Comment
Earlier this week, City Parks Foundation welcomed Ian Noble as our new Director of Arts & Cultural Programs!
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