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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

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OCEAN BREEZE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED TRAILS

Description: Please join the staff at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex as they host their first annual Halloween Festival and Haunted Trails event. The event will have Halloween inspired activities-contests, crafts, pumpkin picking, music and much more. Both evenings will have a half mile haunted trail walk. Parents, this is a scary attraction, discretion is advised. On Sunday Oct. 30 at 1 PM there will be a child friendly walk through of the haunted trails. For the full schedule, visit their website at www.oceanbreezenyc.org. (see attached flyer) If you are interested in volunteering at this event please contact Cynthia Bayiokos at (718)351-7923 or cynthia.bayiokos@parks.nyc.gov.

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Date/Time: Saturday Oct. 29 & Sunday Oct. 30, 12-9 PM

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Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex

Link: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/ocean-breeze-halloween-festival-haunted-trails

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

IT’S MY PARK PROGRAM -Applications are due November 1ST for December projects!

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!

Deadlines: 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

Upcoming Events:

  • Conference House Park: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9AM-1 PM (see attached flyer)
  • Conference House Park: Sunday, Nov. 6, 9AM-1 PM (see attached flyer)

 

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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

Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 6, 4 – 11 AM

Location: Fort Wadsworth, free off-site parking,

Cost: Free

Linkhttps://mynyrr.nyrr.org/

 

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

 

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR IMPACT WORKSHOP

Description: Join Be Social Change and learn how to better understand your community, address their needs, and experiment with solutions.

Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 17 7-9 PM

Link: Register here!

 

AUDIENCE BUILDING WEBINAR

Description: Join Fractured Atlas and learn better ways to understand  your audience and their relationship to your work. This webinar is for all artists and organizations who wish to relate more fully to their current audience and/or get introduced to some new ones. RSVP here.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 19

Link: Full schedule here!

 

INTRODUCTION TO FISCAL SPONSORSHIP WEBINAR

Description: Join Fractured Atlas for an introduction and overview discussing the benefits of the program. You’ll learn more about their application and approval process. RSVP here.

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 20

Link: Full schedule here!

MEDIA TOOLS CLASS

Description: Join Citizens Committee’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute and learn how to increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media. RSVP to Imani at Ibrown@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9567

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 22

Link: Full schedule here!

 

UNDERSTANDING CLIENTS AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Description: Attend Be Social Change’s class and learn how to develop a deeper understanding of the behavior, thoughts, needs and desires of the community you live in and serve.

Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 24 7-9 PM

Link: Register here!

 

CROWDFUNDING WEBINAR

Description: Join Fractured Atlas and explore the benefits and tools of crowdfunding sites. Find out how to make crowdfunding an effective fundraising tool, and how to turn your donors into your audience. RSVP here.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 26

Link: Full schedule here!

 

GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING CLASS

Description: Join Citizens Committee’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute and learn how to support your group’s work with community fundraising efforts. RSVP to Imani at Ibrown@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9567

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 29

Link: Full schedule here!

 

HEALTHY SOILS HEALTHY PLANTS: SEED BOMB WORKSHOP

Description: Explore what makes a healthy soil in this hands-on workshop with the NYC Compost Project and the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1-3:30 pm

Link: RSVP here!

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS 2016

Description: NYC comunity park group leaders are invited to share information, make new friends, and learn about the resources that Partnerships for Parks and our partner organizations have to offer. CPF Executive Director Heather Lubov and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will honor the Partnerships Academy Fellows and Mentors, who took their dedication to their parks to the next level by participating in the Partnerships Academy Fellowship, a six-month long training program.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 PM

Link:

Please register here!

 

HOW TO GROW YOUR COMMUNITY PARK GROUP

Description: At this workshop you will hear frmo experts on how to best grow your group, as well as from leaders who have expanded groups themselves. Come learn how other groups have brought on great new members, and have expanded what they are able to accomplish as a result. Also, participate in a personalized activity that will outline the next steps towards growing your groups.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 PM

Link: Please register here!

 

GRANTS & OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

GROW TO LEARN MINI GRANT

Description: Schools can apply for a grant between $500 and $2,000 to pay for construction or expansion of a school garden. Eligible gardens can include but are not limited to: classroom, school yard, rooftop and partnering urban farms and community gardens.

Date/Time: Sunday, November 4 at 11:59 PM

Link: Applications can be found here!

 

LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANT

Description: Submit your application for a grant of up to $1,000 and City services to help improve your block.  All resident-led volunteer group are eligible to apply.

Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 6

Link: Apply here!

 

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

 

PROGRAMMING & EVENTS

 

PUPPETMOBILE: PUSS IN BOOTS

Description: The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic “Puss in Boots” tale, with a twist.

Cost: Free

Link: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/events/category/puppetmobile/

Staten Island Locations:

  • Wednesday Oct. 19, 4-5 PM: Walker Park
  • Wednesday Oct. 26, 9-10 AM: P.S. 42
  • Thursday Oct. 27, 4-5 PM: Greenbelt Recreation Center

 

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

Description: Join NYC Parks as they celebrate the beginning of Halloween weekend with a double-header movie experience outside of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. The first feature movie will be Hocus Pocus. After a small intermission, the second feature movie will be Beetlejuice.

Date/Time: Friday Oct. 28, 6-10 PM

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex

Link: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/notsoscary-halloween-movie-night

 

JOE HOLZKA COMMUNITY GARDEN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Description: Please join the garden for their annual pumpkin festival. Children aged 12 and under must be present to receive a pumpkin.

Date/Time: Saturday Oct. 29, 10 AM-2 PM

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

Link: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/joe-holzka-community-garden-pumpkin-festival

 

 

URBAN PARK RANGER PROGRAMMING

For over 30 years the Urban Park Rangers have helped New Yorkers of all ages to discover the great outdoors, uncovering the natural wonders that exist right here in their own backyard. To find information about FREE hikes, campouts, canoe outings, fishing outings, bird tours, and workshops that enhance your outdoor skills, all offered in your neighborhood and across the city, check out the Urban Park Rangers Weekend Adventures.

 

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: Sundays, 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

 

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