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Spring Picnic Welcomes Red Rooster & Sandra Bernhard

Posted by Sean Nevins
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On June 1, 2016 NYRP will present its annual benefit, Spring Picnic 2016. The evening will feature delicious fare from New York City's hottest restaurant, Red Rooster, located in the heart of East Harlem. Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named after the legendary Harlem speakeasy, co-creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster offering a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians and culinary talents.

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Become a Sherman Creek Steward!

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Daffodils are blooming, birds are singing, and the trees are starting to leaf out. It’s official. Spring is here! Time to get outside, into your parks and gardens, and bask in that glorious sunlight.

Of course, there’s more to do than reading a book on a sunny rock—though that does sound incredible. If you crave the satisfaction of digging into the soil, removing the last vestiges of a stubborn vine off of a suffocating tree, or surveying the clean green of a forest understory after clearing it of trash and debris, then you should consider becoming a Sherman Creek Steward!

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#AmeriCorpsWorks: Recognizing our Corps Members

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Read on to learn more about David Roberston’s experience as an Environmental Steward in our Manhattan Gardens.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone

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#AmeriCorpsWorks: Recognizing Our Corps Members

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Read on to learn more about Christopher McArdle's experience as a Bronx Environmental Steward.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone #ServeTogether

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#AmeriCorpsWorks: Recognizing Our Corps Members

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Read on to learn more about Stephen Buja's experience as a Highbridge Park Environmental Steward.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone #ServeTogether

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#TeamNYRP Member Spotlight: Patricia Kelley

Posted by Sean Nevins
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NYRP is taking it to the streets!

On May 1st, #TeamNYRP will take New York City by storm at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, joining 32, 000 cyclists in experiencing a car-free NYC. We have a team of incredible charity riders who are raising much needed funds for New York City green spaces, helping ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-quality open space in their neighborhood. To get to know these amazing individuals, we'll be featuring them regularly on our blog until race day on May 1st!

Meet #TeamNYRP, Patricia Kelley!

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#TeamNYRP Member Spotlight: Kyla Alterman

Posted by Sean Nevins
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NYRP is taking it to the streets!

On May 1st, #TeamNYRP will take New York City by storm at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, joining 32, 000 cyclists in experiencing a car-free NYC. We have a team of incredible charity riders who are raising much needed funds for New York City green spaces, helping ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-quality open space in their neighborhood. To get to know these amazing individuals, we'll be featuring them regularly on our blog until race day on May 1st!

Meet #TeamNYRP rider Kyla Alterman!

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#TeamNYRP Member Spotlight: Ashton Francis

Posted by Sean Nevins
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NYRP is taking it to the streets!

On May 1st, #TeamNYRP will take New York City by storm at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, joining 32, 000 cyclists in experiencing a car-free NYC. We have a team of incredible charity riders who are raising much needed funds for New York City green spaces, helping ensure that every New Yorker has access to high-quality open space in their neighborhood. To get to know these amazing individuals, we'll be featuring them regularly on our blog until race day on May 1st!

Meet #TeamNYRP rider and staff member, Ashton Francis!

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Photo of the Week: Sneak Peek at Free Garden Events

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Though it may not seem like it, the spring season is fast approaching. The change in season brings an awesome increase in programming in our gardens across the five boroughs! This week’s photo selection caught two of our smaller community members last year looking down upon the Brooklyn Ballet Company and their Youth Ensemble performing their “Take Ballet to the Streets.”

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Ready for Spring in East Harlem

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Last Wednesday, January 27, over 400 people who live in East Harlem, love East Harlem, and work in East Harlem gathered at El Museo to see the final recommendations from the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan, an initiative led by Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Brewer, Community Board 11, and Community Voices Heard. NYRP presented the open space recommendations informed by community input sessions and brought to life in partner meetings.

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