Thursday, May 14, 2009

Its My Park Day events Saturday 5/26 and other events

Urban Meadow event

If you haven't been in the Urban Meadow recently, it is coming along beautifully: The grass is lush, the flowers are coming out (please do not pick them), and the dogwood trees are pink!
And of course... weeds are running wild!

This Saturday, May 16th, all are welcome to help weeding and cleaning up the site from 10am to 12pm.

Red Hook Dog event

More info at the new Red Hook Dog site.

Red Hook Boaters related events

This Saturday, from 12-5pm is the first chance to Kayak around Valentino Pier this season and to help the Red Hook Boaters paint the new Kayak Shack at the end of Coffey Street. This event is part of the It's my Park Day with Parks and Recreation and other organizations, including Portside NY, who will be helping a hand so it's a great opportunity to get involved.

Wear a bathing suit, or shorts and a T-Shirt, sunscreen and bring water to drink.

See the Red Hook Boaters site here for more info

The Boaters are also open on Sunday (5/17 from 1-5pm)

.......but before or after you kayak, see Budd Schulberg's Iconic Play "On the Waterfront" aboard the Waterfront Museum across from Fairway. Say "the Gowanus Dredgers sent me" and an extra $5 contribution will be made to support the museum (in addition to your ticket purchase). The museum will be traveling soon so this is your last chance to see an event before their departure!

See the Waterfront Museum site for more info

In June, the Museum returns with an unusual crew of CircuSundays performers and I encourage you to purchase tickets ASAP before they sell out! Of course, there will be Red Hook Kayaking every Sunday in June so be sure to get on the water! see:
thanks - Owen
718 243 0849


Kentler International Drawing Space (K.I.D.S.) event

Teaching Artist Mollie McQuarrie will be collaborating with John Clarke and Coffey Park Gardeners for a unique "Drawing Together" workshop in honor of "Its My Park Day" in
Coffey Park THIS weekend!!

For more info check out their blog here

Participants will work in small groups to identify and measure trees
and then translate their data to color coded ribbon. The ribbon will
be joined and labeled according to tree type and wound into a spiral
(echoing a tree ring) showing the types and sizes of park trees. The
finished product, a "drawn" mural celebrating our spectacular and
local tree life, will be displayed in the park house for all to enjoy.

Where: Coffey Park, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Start time: We will provide an explanation at 11:30 but anyone is
welcome to join in at any point between 11:30 and 2.

Ages: For all ages

Meeting place: At 11:30 look for a congregation but otherwise you can
look for the Kentler International Drawing Space table and/or ask
around for Mollie McQuarrie, Molly Rouzie, Perian Carson, or John

This event is free and open to the public.

Brooklyn Bridge Park event

Saturday, May 16
10.00am – 12.00pm

Projects in Brooklyn Bridge Park will focus on weeding, planting native perennials and mulching. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult . To let them know you're coming, please email rsvp { at }
Meting place will be at the entrance to the park at the corner of Main and Plymouth Streets.

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