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May 2017

Community Board #1 – Speak Out Against the Bar – Cafe RFP

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swinging 60’s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Transmitter Park at Dusk

FWTP is speaking out against the Transmitter Park bar/cafe RFP this Tuesday 5/9 6pm at Community Board #1 Brooklyn. 211 Ainslie St & Manhattan Ave. *** PLEASE JOIN US THERE  to help kill this threat and keep our precious park passive. *** Bring reinforcements! Thank you! PS - If you haven't signed this petition, please do here.

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NYC Council Hearing on 13-15 Greenpoint Ave Text Amendment

May 16 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 am
NYC City Council Committee Room, 250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007 United States
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13-15 Greenpoint Avenue facing Transmitter Park

The campaign to protect Transmitter Park from the effects of 11-story building be proposed and spawned by a zoning text amendment is entering its final round. The NYC Council Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee is holding a hearing on this application.  Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park will be testifying supporting modifications to this amendment to mitigate the huge imposing impact the out-of-scale building will have on the park.  *** We need the community there to reinforce these recommendations to help soften the…

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June 2017

Transmitter Park Summer Clean Up Day

June 24 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Transmitter Park Clean Up!

Join the Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park for a summertime park clean up this Saturday, June 24th from 10am to noon. Help us prepare our park for summer planting & beautification made possible by the Citizens Committee for New York City and Partnership for the Parks. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Let's love our park! Gloves, bags & tools will be supplied. *Please register (free!).

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July 2017

Transmitter Park Plant & Tree Tour

July 8 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Transmitter Park Plant & Tree Tour

Join us for a tour of Transmitter Park's tree and plants as local green roof creator and conservationist Marni Majorelle, owner of Alive Structures, walks us through all that makes this green oasis thrive for bugs, birds and humans. The event is being generously supported with grants awarded by Citizens Committee for NYC and Partnership for Parks, and co-organized with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn. The event is being generously supported with grants awarded by Citizens Committee for NYC…

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August 2017

FWTP General Meeting

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Cleanup Day Group Shot

Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park is holding a general meeting to converge and discuss all things Transmitter Park. We will provide updates on some key issues, talk about group goals and address some concerns the community has brought up about the park.

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Audubon Walk through Transmitter Park

Audubon Bird & Butterfly Walk

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Join us for a birds’ eye view of our favorite city park with an NYC Audubon educator. Naturalist Nadir Souirgi will guide us through an introductory exploration of the birds and butterflies that make WNYC Transmitter Park their home or a migratory stopover, and how the park’s various natural and unnatural elements serve these purposes. Co-organized with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn. Generous support is provided by grants awarded by Citizens Committee for New York City and Partnerships for…

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October 2017

Transmitter Park Weeding Workshop

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Weeding in Transmitter Park

Calling local gardening volunteers and students of nature! Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park will be holding a weeding workshop to get a section of the Kent Street garden ready for a major planting. Local gardening expert Damion Lawyer will guide us through the process lending his knowledge about soil preparation and the social ecosystems. Support generously provided by Citizens Committee for New York City and Partnership for Parks. Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is our organization partner. Meet on…

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Transmitter Park Planting Workshop

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Panicum & Hyssop

We are planting for the Spring and beyond. Join us in putting beautiful panicum grasses and hyssop plants in the Kent Street garden. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Support generously provided by Citizens Committee for New York City, Partnership for Parks and Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn. * Please register for free.

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November 2017

North Brooklyn Parks Town Hall

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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North Brooklyn Parks Town Hall

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and NYC Parks will be on hand along with Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park and other local open space friends groups to discuss all things parks in our district. We're looking ahead to 2018. Join us at OSA's Town Hall: When: Thursday, November 2, 6:30pm – 8pm Where: McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer (between Driggs and Bayard) Who: Neighbors who love their parks and want to see more parks and better-kept, safer parks with more programming Food and Drinks? Yes! A complimentary…

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It’s My Park Day

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WNYC Transmitter Park, WNYC Transmitter Park
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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It's My Park Day

Plant Daffodils in Transmitter Park so we will have some early Spring blooms in 2018! Tools & refreshments will be provided. Bulbs and logistical support provided by Partnership for Parks. Please RVSP for free.

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