Urban Granny

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Apr-20-2009

Time to Step Up and Volunteer

 

Start by being part of National Volunteer Week 2009: April 16 -25. Checkout http://www.nyc.gov/volunteer and http://www.volunternyc.org. You can also receive a monthly newsletter from the NYC Government listing all available volunteer opportunities.

I volunteer on a regular basis with NY Cares. This week they are offering special orientations to be part of New York Hands on Day, which takes place on April 25th.  Thousands of volunteers will participate throughout the city to revitalize parks and schools.

To find out when and where these orientations will take place go to http://www.nycares.org/volunteer/national_volunteer_week/ and sign up.

I am the New York Cares site captain for Hands On New York Day at the Hudson River Park Trust. On April 25 I will join about 75 other volunteers prune, rake and bundle a section of the park on the Hudson River, running from Watts Street until about Vestry Street. Join me and sign up through New York Cares.

The Hudson River waterfront is still in the works, with new sections of the park opening every year! When completed, the waterfront park will run a five-mile course from the Battery to the West 50′s. The Hudson River Park Trust is a unique city-state partnership created in 1998 under New York State legislation. The Trust designs, builds and operates the entire area, including boathouses, soccer fields, basketball courts, 13 rebuilt piers and so much more!

And don’t forget to bring good music and a camera. I just downloaded the new Leonard Cohen Live in London and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz for the occasion.

 

Hudson River Park at Watts Street

Hudson River Park at Watts Street

 

 

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