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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.