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January 2017

2nd Friends Meeting

January 11 @ 1:30 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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On Wednesday, January 11th, join the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Parks Community Stewardship Program for the second meeting of the Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park and Friends of American Playground groups. Don’t worry if you missed the first meeting – it’s never too late help care for Greenpoint’s parks while meeting neighbors and making new friends! At the meeting, we will be brainstorming and prioritizing for the 2017 season For more information about this event or the Greenpoint Parks Community Stewardship Program, contact Konstancja Maleszynska at konstancja@osanb.org.

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Cancelled: Greenpoint Parks Townhall

January 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Polish Slavic Civic Center, 176 Java Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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**** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS **** It will be rescheduled soon. Tomorrow night, Monday, January 23rd Councilman Steve Levin is hosting another Greenpoint Parks Town Hall. After the Community Board heard the community's outcry and voted NO to this application, it is now prime opportunity to engage our councilman, and address and have addressed the Zoning Text Amendment in play right now for the property adjacent to Transmitter Park on its eastern border, creating a…

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February 2017

FTP General Meeting

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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13-15 Greenpoint Avenue facing Transmitter Park

Please come to the next Friends of Transmitter Park meeting to discuss the 13-15 Greenpoint Ave text amendment and other general matters related to the park and FTP.  Now is the time to come and weigh in on the amendment as review deadlines are approaching. When: Thursday February 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm (sign in at 6:20, starting time is sharp as the venue closes down promptly at 8) Where: Greenpoint Library 107 Norman Ave @ Leonard Street Feel free to…

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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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