For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Press Contact: Ryan Gilliam - email@example.com
“It’s Our Park Day” in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street brings together residents and community organizations for an afternoon of creative activities and presentations and an evening hour of interactive projections by The Illuminator with Chinatown Art Brigade.
The festivities are intended to draw attention, once again, to the need to re-open the Stanton park building, currently boarded up and used for storage, to community use. The park is seeing an escalation of troubling uses including drug use and trafficking, the children’s playground is avoided by local families, and the closed building sits at the center of this activity. Re-opening the building for programming could have a significant impact in making the park safe and welcoming to all.
Special speakers include Councilmember Margaret Chin, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Community Board 3 Chair Alysha Lewis-Coleman, and local tenant leaders. There will be a bike helmet giveaway, creative arts activities good for all ages, dance and performance, a bike repair workshop, and information from multiple community groups. Partners organizing the event include Fourth Arts Block (FAB), University Settlement, Green Map Systems, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, and the Office of Councilwoman Margaret Chin.
It’s Our Park Day
Saturday, June 23rd
2pm-5pm (Guest speakers at 2:30pm)
Evening projections 8:45pm-9:45pm
Sara D Roosevelt Park
Stanton Street between Forsyth and Chrystie