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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!

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Cinderella Samba by the CityParks Puppet Mobile

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

McGolrick Park – Nassau & Russell

FREE

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

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:30pm     

lawn by Monitor St and Driggs Ave

FREE popcorn!!!

Thank you:

GRBGGABRIEL GREENBERG agent with DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
490 DRIGGS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11211  |  718.486.4455  |  gabriel.greenberg@elliman.com

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Kids Day! – Sunday August 13th

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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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News 12 Covers McGolrick Park Renovations

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Greenpoint park to undergo several renovations

GREENPOINT –

McGlorick Park is expected to be getting some major upgrades in the next year.

Park officials just finished repairing a dog park over the last few weeks. The park now has new fencing, wood chips and gravel.

Plans for the park now include more tables and a new play area for kids that will include swingsets. New fencing, pavements and sprinklers for children are also slated to be added.

Officials say they also plan on cleaning up piles of branches. They are warning residents that construction is likely to cause some sections of the park to be closed.

Parkgoers like Melanie Hernandez say they are willing to wait.

“If it needs to be done, then it’s part of what comes with improvement,” Hernandez said. “You need to close it for a little bit and that’s not so good and then something better will come.”

The Parks Department told News 12 that construction will start in September and end about a year later. The estimated cost for all the renovation is $5 million.

Click here to see the story.

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Cars – Sponsored by NYC Parks

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Movies Under the Stars: Cars (2006)

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

This  2006 Pixar animated comedy-adventure takes off with hot-shot race-car, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)   traveling to California to race against the King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship. But, he becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in the rundown Radiator Springs. While there he slowly befriends the town’s odd residents, including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). When it comes time for him to leave to championship is no longer his top priority.

Cost – Free

Event Organizer – NYC Parks

Contact Number – (718) 965-8942

Contact Email – letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

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Jungle Book – sponsored by NYC Parks

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Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name, The Jungle Book is a live-action/CGI film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who, guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. The film introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and also features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken. This wonderful film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Cost – Free

Event Organizer – NYC Parks

Contact Number – (718) 965-8942

Contact Email – letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

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Young Naturalists Program at McGolrick Park

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Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.
Classes run from 10am to 11 am, and educators are on hand until 2pm

Find the naturalists on the south side of the pavilion.

The Horticultural Society of New York is behind a major renovation about to begin in the park, which will involve reconditioning lawns, restoring garden beds, improving the dog run as well as engaging the community in stewarding the park. The youngest community members are invited to the park this July and August to participate in the Young Naturalist Program for hands-on gardening activities designed to enhance understanding of the natural world in an urban setting.

Bring your little environmentalists to learn about park critters (Tuesdays), paint in the park (Wednesdays), exploration walks (Thursdays), gardening (Fridays) and planting workshops (Saturdays).

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