Garden With Us!
Gardening and volunteering in one of the city’s most scenic waterfront parks provides an enjoyable distraction from the stresses of daily living. As the gantries beckon you to the waterfront and the lush gardens reel you in, the hustle and bustle of NYC fades away.
Like a monarch butterfly on a journey, we need some greenery to survive the concrete city environment. When you spend time in the gardens in Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park, you may encounter our yearly visitors, who like us need the vegetation, especially the milkweed, to survive their treacherous journey to and from Mexico where they winter.
For us, the weeds offer a chance to take a break from our daily routine and experience the satisfaction of pulling the ones we do not need. Mugwort, ragweed, plantains, clovers and the non-indigenous phragmites that grow densely and destroy the other plants are some of the nuisance weeds found in the parks. Removing them benefits the parks and is also a very good therapy after a stressful work week (and surely less expensive than visiting a therapist)!
Gardening in the park all also lets you introduce your children to nature and provide a positive learning experience in addition to spending time with them.
Whether you are young or old you will benefit from giving a few hours of your time to help beautify our park. Become a Citizen Tree Pruner and make a tree more beautiful. Or, pick up a bag or two of litter, pull out handfuls of weeds, or just pick up a leaf and admire it. Whatever your interest, we welcome your participation.
Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering with us this year.
Volunteer gardening dates for 2019:
We are also beginning to schedule corporate gardening days! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested doing a weekday volunteer gardening day with your company.
LIC Landing by COFFEED features a spectacular 2000 sq-ft outdoor event space and a high-quality outdoor cafe. LIC Landing’s restaurant features a healthy selection of locally-sourced offerings as well as craft beers and fine wines, COFFEED’s specialty coffees and teas. The event space is home to a variety of HPPC’s community events throughout the year.
As with all COFFEED locations, LIC Landing by COFFEED allocates a portion of sales revenue to a community-based non-profit – in this case, the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy is the non-profit recipient. The funds are used to provide free community programs in the park!
Join us while you enjoy the benefits of Hunter’s Point South Park and Gantry Plaza State Park. We are a hands-on community organization of volunteers who help maintain our parks and trees along the waterfront and neighborhood streets. We also plan community events. There are many ways to help and become involved.
Help plan special events including concerts, waterfront movies, community activities and membership meetings
Recruit volunteers and/or provide coordination at events
Publicity & Marketing
Post information on upcoming events, including distributing posters and flyers
Donate your graphic design and layout skills
Help with social media and email marketing
Fundraising & Outreach
Help find donors and sponsors/underwriters for events
Contact local businesses to sponsor specific projects