5ots of community planning & volunteer opportunities going on just in time for the warm weather! If you’re interested in helping out and becoming a participating part of the Greenpoint & Williamsburg communities, check out these opportunities.

Join Other North Brooklyn Park Lovers to Share Ideas for Making our Parks Better

Propose Your Own Park Improvement Idea
Vote on Proposed Projects
Hear Updates/Plans from Parks Department

OSA Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
6:30 pm
Warsaw/Polish National Home
261 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn

Visit www.osanb.org for more information about the meeting, getting involved and how to make a park improvement proposal.

My Park Improvement Ideas (bring these ideas to the meeting)
Describe the proposed park project
Who Will benefit from the project

I also received a message from Ryan regarding volunteeers needed for the upcoming Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint event:

hey hey hey.

ryan here. i am one of the volunteers who is helping recruit more volunteers to help at the Taste of Williamsburg event on May 16th. basically, we are entering into a big push to get volunteers from the community to help with publicity, ticket-sales, and to volunteer on the day of the event.


Join us Sunday, April 18 at 7pm for an information and training meeting at the People’s Firehouse, Inc. office – 113 Berry Street 11211. To RSVP, get more info or general questions please contact us at: info@nthccc.org or visit www.nthccc.org

A $2MM capital campaign is under way after a competitive city wide Request for Proposal process, Neighbor’s Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and the People’s Firehouse, Inc. (PFI) were awarded the rights to re-develop the former Engine 212 Co., more famously known as “the People’s Firehouse” located in the Northside section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The redesigned building will become the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center and will provide; a permanent home for NAG and PFI, affordable office and meeting space for the community, a ground floor exhibition space for local cultural and arts organizations, and commemorate Engine Co. 212 and the activism in our community.

We need your help to raise the funds and awareness that will make this vision a reality. Join us at the first annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, a block party style benefit, scheduled for Sunday, May 16th on N. 11th St. in and outside of Brooklyn Brewery.

We need help spreading the word ahead of time, and helping at the with a number or task during our event, if you are interested in being involved please contact us at info@nthccc.org.

Williamsburg Walks is also back this year and Teddy’s is hosting a brainstorming session with the community next Wednesday 4/21 for the 2010 edition. This year it’s been condensed from 6 weekends to just one – Saturday 6/26 & Sunday 6/27.

Williamsburg Walks, an event on a car-free Bedford Avenue intended to make attendees rethink their public space and to offer a space to celebrate the neighborhood, will organize an open planning meeting to solicit ideas from the community about how to make the event fun, memorable, and fulfilling.

Williamsburg Walks is inviting local residents, merchants, and organizations to help plan activities that serve the double purpose of offering recreation opportunities while also supporting the civic spirit of the event. At the session, the organizers will update the attendees on our latest progress planning the event and conduct a brainstorming session about the kind of programming the community would like to see on their street. The session will take place on Wednesday April 21st from 6 to 8 pm at Teddy’s Bar & Grill, 96 Berry Street (corner of N8th Street) in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Walks is an event organized by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and the L Magazine with the support of Project for the Public Spaces. The 2010 edition will happen on Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27. This new format is in response to the opinions expressed by groups of local merchants and residents and come from a desire of the organizers to find an inclusive and sustainable model for the years to come.

Says organizer Gregor Nemitz-Ziadie, “This is an event by the community for the community at which we want people to go ‘woaa, I did not know you could do that on the street’. We want create a place where you can relax or shop and think all the while”

For more information, visit williamsburgwalks.org or contact Gregor Nemitz-Ziadie at williamsburgwalks@gmail.com.

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