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May Partnerships for Parks Staten Island News

May Partnerships for Parks Staten Island News

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

PUPPETMOBILE SHOW REQUEST APPLICATION

The PuppetMobile is taking performance requests for the Fall 2016 season! Please note that PuppetMobile performances can only take place in New York City parks, recreation centers and schoolyards and all performance must be open to the public. The PuppetMobile is not available for private functions.

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Deadline: June 1

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Link: Fall PuppetMobile Request

MOBILE RECREATION VANS APPLICATION

Description: Permit applications are now available online for the Mobile Recreation Program which offers organized activities at events that are free and open to the public. Teams of trained Parks staff travel throughout the five boroughs in our Play Mobiles and Fitness Mobiles that are stocked with games, toys, and exercise equipment.

Date/Time: Available May through October

Link: About the Mobile Recreation Program

 

CITY OF WATER DAY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Waterfront Alliance is asking all organizations interested in participating in “In Your Neighborhood” events for City of Water Day to sign-up online though our website by May 1.  Activities should highlight the amenities that are derived from the public use of our harbor, river, shores, and also various community activities along your waterfront. Examples of past activities include sailing, kayaking, wet labs, waterfront walking tours, dancing, music, poetry readings, face painting, children’s crafts, etc.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IT’S MY PARK PROGRAM

Description: Partnerships for Parks invites you to get involved in It’s My Park hands-on service projects in all five boroughs. Our It’s My Park program offers year-round volunteer opportunities — from painting benches and planting bulbs, to weeding and cleaning, and much more!

Time: Applications are due the first day of the month before the proposed project date.

Link: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/partnerships-for-parks/its-my-park-day/

 

For other volunteer opportunities please check the NYC Parks  website or contact your local Outreach Coordinator.

STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS | NYC PARKS STEWARDSHIP

Description: Volunteers can help with forest and wetland restoration, planting and pruning street trees, harvesting and propagating native seed and monitoring local wildlife. By becoming a steward of NYC’s green spaces, you can help ensure that our city’s natural resources are kept safe for future generations.

Link: NYC Parks Stewardship

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Description:  Volunteers needed for the Start of the TCS NYC Marathon

Date/Time: Sunday, November 6 4 am- 11 am

Location: Fort Wadsworth, free off-site parking,

Cost: Free

Linkhttps://mynyrr.nyrr.org/

 

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

Time: Tuesday, June 7,  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Ocean Breeze Complex- Meet upstairs in the Atrium, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd.

Description: Would you like to have more support for your community group? In this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

Cost: Free, but please register here.

 

PARK AND GARDEN WORKSHOPS |GREENTHUMB

GreenThumb will be hosting the following (and more) FREE workshops in May. Register now! Space is limited.

 

GROW A MINI-MEADOW |BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN

Time: Tuesday, May 24,  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden- Administration Building Classroom 236

Description: Learn how to create a beautiful botanical banquet to attract foraging native butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. You’ll make a custom seed mix to plant this year.

Cost: Free, but please register here.

 

COMPOSTING IN THE CITY |NYC COMPOST PROJECT HOSTED BY BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDEN

Time: Tuesday, May 24,  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Description: This class explains the outdoor composting process, how to use finished compost, and how to avoid common composting problems.

Cost: $5, RSVP here or email compost@bbg.org.

 

SACRED COWS:SHOWING YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS WHO’S BOSS |FOUNDATION CENTER

Time: Thursday, May 26,  10:00 – 11:30 am

Location: 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, NY, NY 10005

Description: Learn how to analyze your special events, and how to rethink, recharge, or replace an event that is not so special anymore.

Cost: Free, but please register here.

 

GRANTS & OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CAPACITY FUND GRANT

Description: Grants up to $5,000 to strengthen outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of citywide community groups who care for their neighborhood parks. Please contact your local Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in applying for the Capacity Fund Grant.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 pm

Link: About the Capacity Fund Grant

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS GRANT | LOWES

Description: Lowe’s Community Partners gran helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations to support high-need projects such as building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, and technology upgrades.

Deadline: Monday, May 23

Link: http://www.cybergrants.com/lowes/start_app.html

 

GARDENS FOR THE CITY | NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT

Description: Apply for help from NYRP to transform a community space in your neighborhood

Deadline: Rolling

Link: About “Gardens for the City”

 

HOME DEPOT COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS PROGRAM

Description: Planting trees, community gardens, and or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans.

Deadline: Rolling

Link: Community Impact Grants

 

Sign-up and check the Grants and Resources box to receive trainings and other grant-related information each month.

PROGRAMMING & EVENTS

GREENING THE GLOBE BEGINS AT HOME

Date/Time: Friday, May 13, 9 am – 3 pm

Location: The College of Staten Island- 2800 Victory Blvd Performing Arts Center, Building 1P, Staten Island, NY 10314

Description: Join The Greenbelt Conservancy for this special event to explore environmental advocacy through environmental education, green career paths and initiatives for creating sustainable communities.

Link: http://www.nycgovparks.org/news/daily-plant?id=23606

Cost: Free, but please register here.

 

2nd ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL

Date/Time: Saturday, May 14, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Faber Park, 2200 Richmond Terrace, 10302

Description: A fun family event with recreational activities available.

Cost: Free

 

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS OPEN RUN:

Description: Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome.

Cost: Free, no advance registration required.

Link: http://www.nyrr.org/openrun

 

SILVER LAKE PARK

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7 pm

Location: Silver Lake Park, Staten Island, meet at the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Eddy St.

 

CONFERENCE HOUSE PARK

Date/Time: Saturdays, 9 am

Location: Conference House Park, Staten Island, meet off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water