Keeping Park Slope Beautiful
Make a clean sweep of your neighborhood by joining the Park Slope Civic Council at its annual spring beautification, recycling, and clean-up event!
The Spring Civic Sweep:
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
Meet at the sidewalk in front of the Old Stone House/JJ Byrne Playground, Fifth Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets
Put on your old clothes and join other volunteers in weeding and mulching street trees; picking up litter on the sidewalks of Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Avenues; and painting out graffiti on lampposts (supervised by adults).
- You can bring your unwanted electronics – including TVs, computers, and home entertainment equipment — for recycling by the Lower East Side Ecology Center. (Please, no microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.) For questions about electronic waste recycling, visit www.lesecologycenter.org or call (212) 477-4022.
- We’ll give away flowering plants for planting in public areas.
- We’ll have refreshments, and we’ll provide all tools and supplies. Volunteers will leave wearing “I Made Park Slope Cleaner Today” stickers. Community Service vouchers will be available.
- And of course, we’ll all enjoy bluegrass by Vincent Cross & Good Company.
As part of this event, students from M.S. 51 will clean the grounds of JJ Byrne Playground, Old Stone House, and nearby sports fields. They will catalog the material collected as part of the school’s “go green” initiative, while they consider effective trash-reduction and recycling solutions.
Thanks to our sponsors!
Media Sponsors: Park Slope Parents and Park Slope Neighbors
Sponsors: Park Slope Shipping & Copy Center, Park Slope Day Camp
Park Slope Food Coop, 1-800 Mr. Rubbish, Leopoldi Hardware, Tarzian Hardware
Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
About the Civic Sweep
Our Civic Sweeps take place twice a year — in the spring and fall — and help make Park Slope shine, thanks to the help of many volunteers from all over our neighborhood. The event showcases our community’s spirit and drive to make Park Slope an even better place to live and work. The Sweeps are one of many environmentally minded events organized by the Civic Council’s Sustainability Committee. For more information on the Civic Sweep or any Sustainability Committee activity, e-mail email@example.com or call 718.832.8227.
Interested in volunteering? Be sure to stop by our Volunteer page and sign up.
Click here for details about our Fall Civic Sweep 2012!