Anna A. and Paul G. with grandchildren have come to participate, but no one else out of our group has shown the least bit of interest in our Park.
NEWS LETTER & CALENDAR
Ferry Point Park West Coalition/ Ferry Point Community Advocates/ Friends of FP Park
ALL MEETINGS AT 724 BRUSH AVENUE MEETING HALL AT 7:30 PM ON MONDAYS OF THE MONTH UNLESS NOTIFIED
NEXT PARK MEETING
NEXT BLOOMIN’ EARTH GARDEN CLUB MEETING
NEXT FUR,FINS&FEATHERS MEETING
NEXT WATERFRONT WAVE MEETING
NEXT MEETING fp COMMUNITY ADVOCATES
NEXT GENERAL MEETING fppw
NEXT GENERAL MEETING FRIENDS of fpp
May, 1, 2007 Volume 3 Issue Written By: Dorothea Poggi 718-893-7303
Until we can establish a 501C3 for the Friends of Ferry Point Park. Thank you again Dorothea Poggi
Ferry Point Park West Coalition
“It’s My Park Day” Spring 2007
We had some really goods news about the Sept. 11 Hilltop Memorial that we requested years ago at Ferry Point Park.
It is actually going to happen......starting this Spring of 2007
there will be a Memorial grove of somewhat mature white flowering trees planted on the hilltop . There will be some renovation of the Crescent shaped Iron Fence and a plaque connecting this Memorial Grove with the 4 others, each in a Borough Park that has a view of the Manhattan Skyline.
Separately but Along with this project, the Prince of Monaco has
also paid for 3000? saplings of various types to be planted in
Ferry Point as a Memorial to each of the lives lost during the attack.
These trees will also replace the 200 that were destroyed by the
Golf Developer, and the hundreds
that will be destroyed by Pepsi
within the next 2 years....
This is wonderful news as it will give Ferry Point an added purpose once again as it had when it was built for the Worlds Fair in 1939. It was to be a place for visitors to stretch their legs after their long journey to the Fair from other states.
The Master Plan of the Parks Department states that there will still be 2 baseball fields, cricket fields, proposed synthetic soccer field, comfort station, and more repaved greenway paths.
The planting of the saplings hopefully will start this Fall. If you know of some teenagers or adult volunteers to help plant the saplings let us know....Don’t forget our annual plantings and Daffodil Projects in the Park for the younger children.
Call us at 718-892-7303.
Details: Partnerships for parks will bring us the tools, bags, gloves. Ferry Point Community Advocates will donate frankfurters/soda/water. Signs are produced and donated by Alpha Art Inc. Bathrooms available thanks to TBTA (under 12) and Capri Motel with guardian. There will be some giveaways?
JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY !!!
WHERE?:FERRY POINT PARK AT THE BBQ AREA NEAR THE WATER.
WHY?: SHOW THERE IS CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS PARK.
CLEAN, RAKE, PAINT, PLANT, EAT, LAUGH, ENJOY FRESH AIR, ENJOY THE WATER VIEWS.
WHEN?: Saturday, May, 19 10:am—1:pm?
Rain Date: Sunday, May 20
we document as closely as possible each piece of
debris collected on Sept. 15th? each year.