Thrive with Pride Volunteer Landscaping and Natural Tie-Dying @ Schmul Park

Jun 25, 2022 12:00pm

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a “Thrive with Pride” volunteer day at Schmul Park on June 26th! Start off your Pride weekend with LGBTQ+ community and allies and learn how to identify native, invasive, and ornamental plants while helping to make the pollinator garden thrive and welcoming to all! Ages 6+
A special natural tie-dye activity will take place during the landscaping project. One bandana will be provided for each participant and pre-treated to ensure the dye adheres. Volunteers are more than welcome to bring a shirt, bandana, or other silk, cotton, or wool fabric of their own to dye, but we advise you to pre-treat any fabrics you bring with alum for the most vibrant and long-lasting results (a process called mordanting). Alum can be found in the spice aisle of many grocery stores, craft stores or online.
Together we will help Schmul Park thrive with pride and learn about the wide array of colors in the natural world all around us! Show off your pride by wearing any rainbow apparel that you won’t mind getting a little dirty.

Location: We will meet in Schmul Park at 12pm, in the center of the Park outside the Handball courts and across from the Comfort Station.

Plan Ahead: Be “tick aware” and wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and insect repellant. Also wear a hat and bring water and a snack.  Tools, gloves, masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Cancellation: This project will be canceled if registration is too low, social distancing regulations change, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain, storms, or extreme heat on the day of the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Stay home and notify the event organizer if you feel sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or came in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email

You will find current information on NYC Parks safety guidelines here.  

Can’t make it for Spring Cleaning?  You can still help by promoting our volunteer projects with your friends and neighbors. Students can receive credit for community service hours.  We will also be adding more volunteer opportunities as the season continues.  For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, check out our website:

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