Webinars

New Yorkers for Parks' webinars take a closer look at some of our most popular resources, and provide step-by-step instructions for strengthening your park advocacy efforts. 

Introduction to the Play Fair Campaign

This webinar is about our ongoing advocacy campaign, Play Fair. We introduce the Play Fair Campaign, share our historic win for parks in the spring of 2019, and give you some tips on how you and your organization can support NYC’s parks, gardens, and open spaces through Play Fair.

Click here to learn more about the Play Fair Campaign.

Introduction to Community Boards

This webinar is all about NYC’s Community Board system and how they can help park and garden advocates. Presented by New Yorkers for Parks staff along with Brian Kaszuba, a member of Brooklyn Community Board 10.

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Introduction to Participatory Budgeting

Introduction to Participatory Budgeting explains everything you need to know about the program, including what projects you can see funded in your neighborhood, what it means for New York City, and how local parks and open space advocates such as yourself can get involved in the process. 

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Who Represents Me? Demystifying the City Council

This webinar shows you how to find out what City Council district you live in, who your council member is, their role in the city's parks, and how you can contact and work with them to improve your local open spaces.

Going On the Record

Giving testimony at a City Council hearing is a great way to make your voice heard to local government. Although the process may seem difficult, once you know the basic rules and procedures it’s actually a simple and effective way to help influence local policy. In this webinar we explain everything you need to know to present testimony on the issues you care about, covering everything from how to frame your message, how long it should be, to how to check in.

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Testificando Oficialmente

Hay muchas maneras de conectar con su representante del New York City Council (Concejal Municipal) estos días. Puede llamar su oficina o mandar un correo electrónico a uno de sus empleados. Puede escribir una carta o firmar una petición. Si no tiene mucho tiempo, ¡hasta puede mandarle un tweet! Sin embargo, una de las formas más efectivas de hacer que le escuchen es hablar con un miembro del Council en persona. 

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How Can I Improve My Park?

In this webinar we explain the kinds of park and garden improvement projects possible, and how to navigate the process of getting them. Learn the difference between types of funding, get tips on how to build a case for improvements, and strategize ways to engage elected officials and decision makers. This webinar is for anyone who wants improvements, but doesn’t know where to start! 

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¿Cómo Puedo Mejorar Mi Parque?

En este seminario web sobre nuestro guía ¿Cómo Puedo Mejorar Mi Parque?, explicamos varios proyectos de mejoras para parques y jardines que sean posibles, y cómo navegar el proceso de obtenerlos.

Aprende la diferencia entre tipos de financiamiento, recibe consejo sobre cómo puede abogar por mejoras, y crea un estrategia para confraternizar con sus funcionarios electos. Este seminario web es para los que quieren mejoras en sus parques o jardines pero no saben dónde empezar. 

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Public Realm Bill of Rights

The Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City lays out principles the city should follow in creating and maintaining quality open space for all. This webinar covers everything you need to know about the Bill of Rights.

Click here to see more about the Public Realm Bill of Rights and to see versions in other languages.

La Carta de los Derechos de Dominio Público

Este seminario web detalla las cinco metas para el espacio público de Nueva York que identificamos nosotros en New Yorkers for Parks con otras personas y organizaciones en el año 2017. Este seminario web se hizo en inglés también.

Haga clic aquí para aprender más sobre este documento y ver versiones en otros lenguajes.

Navigating NY4P's Website

This webinar details how to navigate New Yorkers for Parks' website, ny4p.org, which was updated in 2018. The website was designed by Perry Garvin Studio.


Featured Data and Research
Webinar - Going On the Record
How to present testimony at a City Council hearing
Webinar - Who Represents Me? Demystifying the City Council
Webinar - Who Represents Me? Demystifying the City Council
Find out what City Council district you live in, who your council member is, and how you can work with them to improve your local open spaces.
Seminario Web - Testificando Oficialmente: Haz Escuchar Su Voz a los Gobernantes de Nueva York
Webinar - Introduction to Community Boards for Park Advocates
Introduction to Community Boards for Park Advocates