City Pulse

By Jan Lee

I hate it when I see someone drop some trash on the ground when the trashcan was all of five feet away from them. If you’re blood boils when you see litter on NYC’s beautiful park grounds, but are afraid of looking a bit weird picking up trash behind people, put on your “get dirty” sweats and prepare to look weird with about 5,500 other people. No, scratch that, prepare to be one of the coolest in the city on April 12th as New York Cares volunteers help give our city’s public spaces their annual spring-cleaning for Hands On New York Day. Enjoy a day of “good green fun” as you revitalize local parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers, homeless shelters, and schools. Join an existing team (the last day is April 4th!) or register as an individual at www.handsonnewyorkday.org. And don’t miss the after-party at Stout.

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Not the hands on type? Feel free to make a monetary donation instead. To date, the organization has raised over $50,000, but they still need your input!

You’ll be supporting New York Cares, who creates year-round volunteer projects that meet pressing needs in our city, such as reading to kids, preparing meals for the homeless, visiting lonely nursing home residents, caring for animals at shelters, and more.

WHAT: Hands on New York Day
WHEN: April 12th, 9:30am- 3:00pm
WHERE: Various local parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers, homeless shelters, and schools around New York. Take your pick.

Originally published April 2008
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