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. 

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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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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¿Como 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. Lea la transcripción aqui.

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.

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. Watch the webinar, or read the transcript here.

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.


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Webinar - Going On the Record
How to present testimony at a City Council hearing
Who Represents Me? Demystifying the City Council
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.