Thursday, September 24, 2020

Save the date: Help clean up Tompkins Square Park on Oct. 10

Johnathan Young, the head gardener in Tompkins Square Park, along with longtime EV resident Penny Rand, are organizing a cleanup day on Saturday, Oct. 10. 

Here are more details via an email from Young:
As many of you know, the city and the Parks Dept. have had massive budget cuts. Recently I have been assigned to work many other locations, leaving Tompkins vulnerable to trash and weeds.

So with that being said, we are hoping to gather as many folks as we can for Saturday, Oct. 10. We will meet at the main office in Tompkins at 11 a.m., have some coffee and donuts, and then concentrate on areas of the park together. Bring a mask and gloves. Feel free to bring any gardening supplies you prefer —otherwise we will have tools and such.
H/T Steven! 


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to joining this effort. Where is the "main office" located? Thanks!

Jose Garcia said...

This is such a terrific idea. With everything negative over which we seemingly have so little control it's a chance to do something positive for ourselves, with our neighbors and for our beloved park. Miss Kita the Wonder Dog will likely stay behind but the Jose Garcia's will be there will bells (gardening gloves + masks) on. Thanks so much to the organizers. xo, jg

Anonymous said...

@anon 10:02 it's on the 9th st path, by the bathrooms.

Choresh Wald said...

Can't wait!