Celebrate GCEF Projects in the Park!

Fun Filled Day in the Park

Saturday, Oct. 14,  11 am – 3pm
Central Plaza, McGolrick Park

Join the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) for the 2nd annual OpenHouseGCEF — a fun-filled day for all ages. OpenHouseGCEF will celebrate McGolrick Park as a centerpiece of life in Greenpoint and feature many of the exciting projects GCEF is funding that are making our community a healthier, safer, and “greener” place to live.

Schedule of Activities
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Dogs of McGolrick Park “Meet-up” and Contest at the McGolrick Park Dog Run! Enter your furry companion to take a prize in categories like… Best Eyes, Highest Jump, Fastest Fetch, Waggiest Tail, Friendliest, Biggest and Smallest Dog. Judging is at 1:30pm.

Noon: Join a Bird and Tree Identification Walk with For the Birds/Greening Greenpoint! Listen to a story-time of popular children’s green picture books with the Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

1:00 pm: Participate in a Scavenger Hunt to plant daffodil bulbs around McGolrick Park with MPNA.

1:30 pm: Join the Green Out Of Grey: Neighborhood Walk with NYC Soil & Water to learn about greening industrial spaces in Eastern Greenpoint. Rain or shine!

2:00 pm: Listen to a story-time of popular children’s green picture books with the Greenpoint Library.

All day Activities:
Listen to the sound of jazz from the Nicki Adams Trio
Make a craft from herbal teabags to wildflower seed packets and necklaces, from coloring environmental pictures to creating paper airplanes in the shape of bird wings
Kids can come by, design a robot and take it on an underwater mission
Play hop-scotch or tic-tac-toe and be part of creating a big map of environmental projects in Greenpoint
Get a photo of yourself in a pollinator (think bee!) or flower mask
Pick-up a free plant
Peddle a bike to make compost or applesauce
Get up and personal with a touch tank of critters from Newtown Creek
Hope for blue skies, the event will be cancelled in the event of rain!

Cinderella Samba by the CityParks Puppet Mobile

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10:00 – 11:00 am

McGolrick Park – Nassau & Russell


Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.

The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

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Ghostbusters – Tuesday August 22nd



Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:30pm     

lawn by Monitor St and Driggs Ave

FREE popcorn!!!

Thank you:

490 DRIGGS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11211  |  718.486.4455  |  gabriel.greenberg@elliman.com

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Kids Day! – Sunday August 13th


Sunday August 13th, 10am

Mils Trills, Science Baby, New York Park Rangers


Mil's+Trills+LogoMil’s Trills is an interactive series of performances for families with young children ages 0-4. Enjoy original quirky tunes played by Mil’s Trills Amelia Robinson on the electric ukulele.

Science Baby LogoScience Baby will host 30-45 minute classes centered around an original picture book based on a scientific theme. As we follow the story we pause to explore the science hands-on. Ages 0-6. limit to 20 kids each class. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

NYC_Urban_Park_RangersThe New York City Park Rangers will host an educational program for the kids over 5!

Thank you:

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Playground Clean-up: Sat. May 13th

Saturday, May 13: 10am – noon

Let’s start off the summer with a clean playground! Join in with your fellow neighbors to make our playground shine. Cleaning fun for adult and children!

Daffodil Planting!

Saturday, November 5 RAIN OR SHINE


Meet at the McGolrick Park Pavilion

Come out and help make our park flower filled in the Spring. This is our last chance to get 2,500 daffodil bulbs in the ground before it is too cold to plant! More info to come about further activities on planting day.

• Free kids activities by Eckford Street Studios

• Free coffee provided by Variety Coffee

Thank you to OSA for the bulbs and supplies.

Thank you to Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program. Funding for the Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program provided by a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, (GCEF) and by Open Space Alliance (OSA) for North Brooklyn

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