More Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend To Help NYC Parks


Many of New York City’s parks, playgrounds and beaches were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to volunteer with NYC Parks to aid in clean-up and recovery, please review the list of parks, playgrounds and beaches below that are in need of assistance this Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Click the links below to sign up in your borough and be sure to check back for updates on other parks in need of volunteers!


  • Crotona Park (Wednesday)
  • Orchard Beach (Saturday only)

Click here to volunteer in the Bronx 

Brooklyn (Saturday only)

  • Coney Island

Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn


  • Fort Tryon Park (Saturday only)
  • Harlem River Park (Saturday only)
  • Inwood Hill Park (Sunday only)

Click here to volunteer in Manhattan

Queens (Saturday only)

  • Joe Michael’s Mile
  • Crocheron Park
  • Queensbridge Park
  • Astoria Park

Click here to volunteer in Queens

Staten Island (Sunday only)

  • Kaltenmeier Playground

Click here to volunteer in Staten Island


IT’S MY PARK DAY on Saturday, October 20, 2012; Your Participation/Show of Support for St Nick is Needed!

Please come out on Saturday around 10am in a show of support for St Nicholas Park on It’s My Park Day. We plan a general clean-up of specific areas and planting of bulbs for a grand Spring Showing around 135th Street plaza entrance. Please bring gloves and any other gardening tools you might have. The Parks Dept will also supply tools. All are welcome!

SAVE THE DATE: Coffee Bark & Dog Run Clean-up, May 7th @ 9:00 am

The next monthly Coffee Bark happens on Saturday, May 7th from 9am-2pm at St. Nick’s Dog Run. This event will be special because we will have woodchips delivered to the dog run and need all the help we can get to get them into the run! Come to the Dog Run and celebrate the Spring with free coffee and donuts. And help keep St. Nick’s one of the best dog runs in New York City. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run. We also need volunteers to help keep the Coffee Bark going – please email us to help out!

Our Coffee Barks take place the first Saturday of every month from 9am-11am at the St. Nick’s Dog Run.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run is located in the middle of St. Nicholas Park between 136th and 137th streets. If you are interested in volunteering for the Coffee Bark, contact us at