Grape hyacinths nestled into the soil ready for spring. We have about 1000 bulbs left to plant in East Stuy all around the dog run area. Will you join us Saturday from 10-12 for our last gardening event in 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
The best benefit of volunteering with SPNA is meeting neighbors. Andrew Garn puts up holiday lights, fills the bird feeder, helps garden, helped run movies and he shares his fascination with our park’s pigeons. He teaches how to notice ailing pigeons and rescue them. Rescuing pigeons means taking the little creatures to The Wild Bird Fund. WBF brings the pigeon back to us.
Andrew’s amazing talent to show us the beauty that he sees is now in a book. A percentage of the proceeds go to WBF. You will see our park differently after taking a look at Andrew Garn’s book The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers (powerHouse Books) ... See MoreSee Less
For the record, SPNA is not pursuing a proposal to reduce hours at the dog run. Commissioner Castro’s position is that the matter of changing the dog run hours is still undecided. Until then, the new sign does not have any hours posted. So enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning, The leaks are fixed. The area has to be cleaned up and the huge hole to the pipes covered and pavers must be replaced. SPNA has written letters, called offices, texted reminders, asked for meetings, met with Parks officials, warned about the hazardous skateboarding in the afternoons around the site. Today, we have a promise that it will be cleaned up sooner than later. 🤞🏽👍🏽🙏🏽👏🏽 Maybe today? ... See MoreSee Less
We can finally walk this path in West Stuy and the mulch hill in Easy Stuy was also put in its proper place. It took hired helped and volunteers about 40 man hours on Saturday to move mulch, rake leaves and plant more bulbs. Once again many thanks to your donations that help support volunteers with gloves, tools and coffee and the flexibility to hire muscle 💪🏼 when needed. Please support SPNA at www.spnanyc.org or join us in the park. ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to the neighbors that came out to help today. Two huge piles of mulch were moved thanks to Maria, the gardener, Juan Carlos (our website creator) and Francisco. Thank you Doris Dieter and Robert for planting so many bulbs. We also thank Charlie MacKenzie and her friends for joining us until the late afternoon. We have planted nearly 8,000 bulbs this fall! ... See MoreSee Less