Items Needed for Summer Play Street

Inwood Community Services will place a summer play street on Vermilyea Avenue between Isham & West 211th Street that will open the week of July 19 or 26 and run through the end of August for children age 6 to 18. The play street will provide a variety of activities for our young people. To assist Inwood Community Services in the effort, Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat's office is asking residents to donate any of the following items they may have tucked away in storage. The items may be brought to Inwood Community Services, 651 Academy Street between Broadway & Vermilyea Avenue, 2nd Floor and left at the front desk for Angelo Ortiz, Program Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ortiz at (212) 942-0043 ext. 130 or .

Suggested items to donate for the play street:

Board games; card games; checker and chess sets; construction and colored paper; markers and crayons; Elmers glue; Fiskars scissors; Watercolor paint sets; Poster paints; Nok Hockey table; Volleyball Nets, Volleyballs; Basketballs; Wiffleballs and plastic bats; Handballs; Small Pool tables; Sidewalk chalk; Large Oak tag; Jump ropes; Two or three large plastic storage bins and ball bags; Soccer balls and Nerf footballs.


Thank you.

Martin Collins
Deputy Chief of Staff
Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat
210 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10034

It's My Park Day Photos

YWC Inwood joined Volunteers for Isham Park last Saturday, May 15. The parents picked up glass and large tree branches while the kids worked hard to pull up the garlic mustard that was taking over the south side of Isham Park. Check out our photos below:

















Upcoming Service Projects - May 15, June 5

Here are our next 2 service days planned through June 5. We hope to see you at one or all of these events:

Saturday, May 15m 11AM-1PM, Isham Park
We will be joining "Volunteers for Isham Park" as part of the citywide It's My Park Day. We will be mulching and cleaning up the southwest hill ramp near Isham and Park Terrace West as well as other locations throughout the park. Let's meet just inside the park next to the traffic circle on Park Terrace East.

Saturday, June 5, 10 AM-3PM, Hike the Heights from RING Garden to Highbridge Park
This activity is more about community and (re)discovering our neighborhood. Yes We Can Inwood will once again participate in the 6th annual Hike the Heights event whose goal is to invigorate public spaces by bringing more visitors to northern Manhattan parks and to inspire young and old people to be more physically active.

On Saturday, June 5, we will gather at the RING Garden (Dyckman Street b/w Broadway & Seaman Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. The hike will start promptly at 10:30am when we will walk east on Dyckman towards 10th Avenue where we will enter Highbridge Park and then hike up through the park to the water tower. Hikers will be coming from 5 different starting points in northern Manhattan. All hikes will converge at the Highbridge Recreation Center on 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. A huge community celebration at Highbridge Park will follow with food, games, activities and performances. To watch a clip of last year's event and learn more about the event, visit: www.thegiraffenyc.org . There are also some great photos of last year's event on our website.

The event is being organized by The CLIMB project (City Life Is Moving Bodies), part of the Center for Youth Violence Prevention at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Hope to see you in the park!

Warm Regards,
Margaret & Tricia

THANK YOU for helping beautify Inwood Hill's Payson Avenue edge on May 1st!

Thanks to all 25 of you who came out to help beautify Inwood Hill Park at the Payson/Beak Street entrance yesterday.


It was a big success that you helped make possible.


We hope its the first of many improvements along the Payson perimeter of Inwood Hill Park.



Sincerely,
Jennifer M. Hoppa


Administrator
Northern Manhattan Parks
NYC Parks & Recreation
Fort Tryon Park Cottage

Upcoming Yes We Can Inwood Service Opportunities

Dear Yes We Can Inwood Families and Friends,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our clean up in Isham Park last month. We filled many bags of trash and the event was cited in the New York Times City Room section thanks to local Inwood blogger Carla Zanoni.

Here are our next 3 service days planned through June 5. We hope to see you at one or all of these events:

Saturday, May 1, 10 AM-1PM, Beak Street entrance to Inwood Hill Park
Please join the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Friends of Payson Avenue to plant a new greeting garden at the entrance to Inwood Hill Park at Beak Street and Payson Avenue . The Parks Department and local neighbors will be planting, mulching, and installing protective fencing for the new greeting garden. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Payson Avenue.

Saturday, May 15m 11AM-1PM, Isham Park
We will be joining "Volunteers for Isham Park" as part of the citywide It's My Park Day. We will be mulching and cleaning up the southwest hill ramp near Isham and Park Terrace West as well as other locations throughout the park. Let's meet just inside the park next to the traffic circle on Park Terrace East.

Saturday, June 5, 10 AM-3PM, Hike the Heights from RING Garden to Highbridge Park
This activity is more about community and (re)discovering our neighborhood. Yes We Can Inwood will once again participate in the 6th annual Hike the Heights event whose goal is to invigorate public spaces by bringing more visitors to northern Manhattan parks and to inspire young and old people to be more physically active.

On Saturday, June 5, we will gather at the RING Garden (Dyckman Street b/w Broadway & Seaman Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. The hike will start promptly at 10:30am when we will walk east on Dyckman towards 10th Avenue where we will enter Highbridge Park and then hike up through the park to the water tower. Hikers will be coming from 5 different starting points in northern Manhattan. All hikes will converge at the Highbridge Recreation Center on 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. A huge community celebration at Highbridge Park will follow with food, games, activities and performances. To watch a clip of last year's event and learn more about the event, visit: www.thegiraffenyc.org . There are also some great photos of last year's event on our website.

The event is being organized by The CLIMB project (City Life Is Moving Bodies), part of the Center for Youth Violence Prevention at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Hope to see you in the park!

Warm Regards,
Margaret & Tricia