General Meeting Means a Great Time for Members in June

All Civic Council members are invited to this year’s General Membership Meeting -– a celebration of the past year’s accomplishments, a ceremony for honorees and scholarship winners, and an all-around good time.

This year’s meeting is set for Thursday, June 2, at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Starting at 7 p.m., the Civic Council will present this year’s Lovgren Awards for outstanding community service to Park Slope Food Coop General Manager Joe Holtz and past Council president Mort Fleischer (read more about the awards here). Then, we will honor our scholarship winners from the secondary schools within John Jay High School and the recipients of this year’s Civic Council community grants.

All of this ceremony will be accompanied by plenty of food, drink, and fun.

Green-Wood has donated a large event tent next to its Chapel close to the entrance, and is providing chairs, tables, amplification, and additional items. The event is a pot-luck party for all members. We encourage you to bring food and/or beverages; sign up on our pot-luck list here. The Green-Wood Cemetery is also donating some wine and soda.

The party is open to all Civic Council members. If you’re not a member, the general meeting is the perfect opportunity to join. You can sign up at any level of Council membership before you sign in for the event, then meet your fellow civic-minded neighbors and community leaders.

Prior to the festivities, Steven Estroff, Green-Wood’s manager of education and outreach, will lead a brief tour of the cemetery and its history. The tour begins at 5:40 p.m. — advance registration is required. There will also be a business meeting at 6:30, before the start of ceremonies.


Getting to Green-Wood

Green-Wood has offered party-goers the use of its trolley as a shuttle from the heart of Park Slope to the party. The shuttle will make two stops at John Jay High School, Seventh Avenue at Fourth Street (at 5 and 5:50 p.m.), and at the Prospect Park YMCA, Ninth Street near Sixth Avenue (5:20 and 6:10 p.m.), before traveling to the cemetery. Advance sign-up is required.

There are also plenty of options via mass transit: The B63 bus (on Fifth Avenue) stops in front of the entrance, and the 25th Street Station of the R train is on Fourth Avenue, a block away. Some parking is also available.


  from the May 2011 Civic News