On the Radio Friday 6pm Ban Fracking

Ban Fracking
Friday 6pm

Interested in the issue of fracking?

This Friday Harry Bubbins, Director of Friends of Brook Park will be
on the Radio.

Environmental advocate Haja Worley will be interviewing him on the
Voice of Harlem about this very topic.

WHCR 90.3 fm radio and streaming live from www.whcr.org –

See a relevant intervention here on youtube. –

Learn more about this issue. Among the topics you may not hear

How some groups receive money from the gas industry to
support gas drilling.

How the moratorium actually helps gas companies and lease holders.

That there is legislation in Albany to ban it already introduced and
why all those emails you get about fracking do not mention it.

Friday at 6pm check out WHCR 90.3 fm radio and streaming live from
www.whcr.org –
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FriendsofBrookPark/cc6ce305db/TEST/7acc7e8d18 .

Learn more on this issue at this important website.

Youth End of Summer Jam!

Youth End of Summer Jam! 8-17-12

Come help us celebrate all the great work our Summer Youth Employment Program members have done in Brook Park, the Bronx and city-wide.

All teams, programs, youth and adults are welcome!


August 17th, 2012

12Noon to 4pm

Brook Park, East 141st Street and Brook Avenue
(Directions: https://www.friendsofbrookpark.org/contact-us/directions/)

With music by HOI

House of Influence
Publicity and RasNinja

Open Mic

Bar B Q, with food grown in brook park too!

Presentations by youth welcome on what they did this summer.

And your ideas are welcome!

(FYI:We need a mixer.

Volunteers are welcome to help on the grill, bring food and drinks, clean up etc.)

Please share this with whomever you think may be interested.

Urban Farm Tour

Click here for the August 18 farm tour flyer

All aboard for the second annual urban farm tour series, a narrated group tour of some of the borough’s most amazing working farms and community gardens. Come aboard the Bronx Trolley in August, as we celebrate youth in gardens. We’ll feature two community gardens, Brook Park and Drew Gardens, and one school garden, CS 211. All three sites put youth at the center of their greening and growing,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Garden Locations Brook Park, East 141 Street & Brook Avenue Drew Gardens, East Tremont Avenue , East of Boston Road C.S. 211 School Garden, Clinton Avenue , 1/2 block South of East Tremont Avenue

Eco-Travelers and Foodies: Taste of Urban Farming
Co-hosted by the Bronx Food & Sustainability Coalition, The Bronx Tourism Council
And Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden.
To register, or for more information, call 718.817.8026 or visit bronxfoodsummit@gmail.com
“Growing Young Gardeners”
Tour Guide: 12 year old Bronx Community Gardener Jada Young
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr
Invites you to come see what our kids are growing!
Annual Bronx Urban Farm Tour Series
The day includes a healthy lunch, a lesson in agro-tourism and entertainment.
10:00-11 AM: Tour of Brook Park & Beekeeping
11:30 AM—1:00 PM: Lunch & Tour Drew Gardens
1:30 – 2:30 PM: C.S. 211 School Garden Tour
Veggie plots & chicken-keeping
3:00 PM: Drop-off.
Complimentary Lunch guaranteed to trolley riders (for walk-ins, lunch will be served on a
first-come-first served basis.).
Tours will pick-up at Visitor’s Center in Midtown: Arrival time 9:00 AM at the New York Visitors and Convention Bureau, located on 810 7th Avenue (and 52nd Street), Manhattan. 10:00 AM sharp departure from Midtown Manhattan, 3:00 PM return.
Can’t commit the full day? No worries—take the train and meet us for lunch and workshops at Drew Gardens, East Tremont Avenue & West Farms Avenue 11:00 AM
Tickets are $20; RSVP required.

Pedal to Paddle to Bar B Q!

Bike tour of our waterfront ends on Randall’s Island with canoe paddling introduction tour.


Join South Bronx Unite! for a FREE unique tour of the South Bronx and Randall’s Is-land. The ride will promote environmental awareness through site visits to the water-front, community gardens, public artwork and historic places, as well as power plants and waste transfer facilities that pollute our rivers’ shores. We will see the proposed site for Fresh Direct that we are working to stop!

Saturday, August 18th

11am Bike Tour
Meet @ Brook Park
East 141st Street & Brook Avenue

(Bring your own bike, we have limited bikes you can borrow)
1pm Canoe/Picnic

Meet @ North West corner of
Randall’s Island
(We’ll provide the FREE canoes, bring your own lunch)


For more information or to RSVP email southbronxunite@gmail.com

See the Flyer here.