Sweep the Streets Clean This Fall

Make a clean sweep of your block and your neighborhood by joining the Park Slope Civic Council at its autumnal beautification, clean-up, and recycling event: the Fall Civic Sweep.

Join us on Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain or shine), at our starting point for the event, the sidewalk in front of the Old Stone House/J.J. Byrne Playground, on Fifth Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets. The cleanup is free and open to everyone.

Put on your old clothes, meet up at the starting point to get your tools, then join other volunteers to pick up litter and leaves, weed for our tree beds, and mulch trees on Fourth, Fifth, or Seventh Avenues.

You can also bring your unwanted clothing and textiles for recycling by Wearable Collections.

We’ll have free daffodil bulbs for planting in public places, plus refreshments and all the tools and supplies you’ll need. 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.

The Civic Council would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this long-running activity: supersponsor New York Methodist Hospital; media sponsors Park Slope Parents and Park Slope Neighbors; and Brooklyn Properties of Seventh Avenue, Brown Harris Stevens, Leopoldi Hardware, Orrichio Anderson Realty, Park Slope Shipping & Copy Center, the Park Slope Food Coop, Slope Realty Co., and Tarzian Hardware.

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 this 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 sustainable@parkslopeciviccouncil.org or call 718.832.8227.

See you at the Sweep!

from the September 2012 Civic News