Celebrate Fall with a Clean Sweep

Make a clean sweep of your home and neighborhood with the Park Slope Civic Council at our annual autumn beautification, clean-up, and recycling event: the Fall Civic Sweep, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Put on your old clothes, and meet us in front of the John Jay High School building on Seventh Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets (rain or shine) to join other volunteers in picking up litter, mulching trees, and weeding tree pits along Seventh Avenue. We’ll provide all the tools and supplies; you just need to bring your dedication to a cleaner neighborhood.

We will also be giving away daffodil bulbs and a limited supply of block clean-up kits.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center will be on hand to recycle old electronics. You can bring the following equipment for recycling: working and nonworking computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, and PDAs. For questions about electronics recycling, call the center at 212.477.4022 or visit www.lesecologycenter.org.

You’ll also be able to buy bicycle light sets for $5 from Transportation Alternatives, to help improve bicycle safety in our neighborhood.

The supersponsor for this year’s Sweep is New York Methodist Hospital. Sponsors thus far are Brooklyn Properties of Seventh Ave., Garfield Realty, Leopoldi Hardware, Park Slope Copy Center, Park Slope Food Coop, Slope Realty Co., Tarzian Hardware, and Universal Mortgage, Inc.

Refreshments will be served, and Vincent Cross and Good Company will perform bluegrass music. Community service vouchers will also be available. All volunteers will leave wearing “I Made Park Slope Cleaner Today” stickers and knowing they made a difference in the neighborhood.

For more information, e-mail sustainable@parkslopeciviccouncil.org.

 Photos by David Herman

from the September 2011 Civic News