Thrive with Pride Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park 6/26/21 @ 9:00 AM

Jun 26, 2021 9:00am

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!
A special natural tie-dye activity will take place during the landscaping project. One shirt size S-XL 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.

Registration: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation.  The event is free but registration is required.

Location: We will meet at the Schmul Park (Pearson St. & Watson Ave).   By public transportation take the S62 or S92 to Victory Blvd/ Wild Ave.  

Gear: Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long pants are preferred.  Closed-toe shoes like sneakers or boots are required.   Please also bring water and sunblock.  Gardening gloves will be provided.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the event. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the wait list. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation.

Covid-19 Precautions:

All Visitors and Staff must wear a mask during the entire event.

Masks, Gloves, and Hand sanitizer will be available.

All gardening equipment will be sanitized before and after the event.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email.

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.

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