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NY4P: Boro x Boro Press Release

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NY4P: BORO X BORO

Civic Engagement Training and Networking Sessions in Every Borough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2017

CONTACT: Megan Douglas 212-838-9410 ex.310 / mdouglas@ny4p.org

NY4P: Boro x Boro is a series of free civic engagement training and networking sessions organized by New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) in each borough, open to anyone who cares about their local park. NY4P: Boro x Boro participants will have the opportunity to discuss the main issues affecting their parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other open spaces, and identify goals for the upcoming year. NY4P will provide technical assistance on how to work with elected officials and the NYC Parks Department to reach those goals, giving people the information they need to affect change in their neighborhoods.

With the upcoming Mayoral and City Council elections, and the upcoming city budget, it’s an important time for New Yorkers to make their voices heard. NY4P: Boro x Boro participants will be able to meet Lynn Kelly, NY4P’s new Executive Director, and weigh in on what they think NY4P should advocate for on the citywide level.

“As the independent parks advocacy organization in New York City, NY4P has the ear of City Hall and the Parks Department,” said Ms. Kelly. “Parks are necessary infrastructure, just as important as our roads and sewers. The input that participants share will ensure that our work addresses the needs of their borough. We will be pushing for a parks budget that benefits all New Yorkers, and making sure that open space is a key part of the conversation in the upcoming elections.” 

NY4P: Boro x Boro builds on the success of the How’s Your Park, NYC? borough meetings held by NY4P in winter of 2015 and 2016, building borough- and citywide networks that work together to address the open space issues facing their communities.

Light refreshments will be served.

Queens:

Monday, January 30, 6:30 – 8:30 (Check-in begins at 6:00)

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368

Staten Island:

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 – 8:30 (Check-in begins at 6:00)

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Brooklyn:

Monday, February 13, 6:30 – 8:30 (Check-in begins at 6:00)

St. Francis College, Callahan Center

182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Manhattan:

Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 (Check-in begins at 6:00)

CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Bronx:

Monday, February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 (Check-in begins at 6:00)

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Murray Cohen Auditorium

1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10457

About New Yorkers for Parks

 

For over 100 years New Yorkers for Parks has been the independent champion for quality parks and open space for all New Yorkers. Through our research, advocacy, and the Daffodil Project, we work with communities and elected officials to create and preserve quality open space across the city. To learn more visit us at www.ny4p.org, or call us at 212-838-9410.

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