Spring Egg Hunt


Friends of Brook Park ANNUAL Spring EGG HUNT

Sunday, April 5, 2015

At 3PM

Brook Park

(By the East 141st Street

entrance on Brook Avenue)


Bring Your Own Basket!

All ages welcome!

Join us for fun in the park!


Face Painting, Egg Hunt, Plant Peas,

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt!


Help make a fun event for our children!

To volunteer or for more information


Tree Giveaway at Brook Park

While winter is still here and many plants and wildlife hibernate in Brook Park, the South Bronx community is always active and preparing for the ever changing of seasons. That includes preparing for a tree giveaway for spring. It will take place on the same day of the annual South Bronx Bike tour.


As part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will provide 100 free trees. This tree giveaway will take place in spring on Sunday, April 19th at Brook Park and we need YOUR help to find homes for them. Friends of Brook Park and Per Scholas will join efforts to make this possible but we want as many people from the community to participate too. Schools, families and other groups are welcome.


If you’d like to volunteer for this event, please let us know here and mention “Tree Giveaway!” We need both volunteers and tree adopters. You can reserve a tree online approximately two weeks prior to the event. If registration is full, a limited quantity of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. So for now, please save the date on your calendars. This is another great opportunity for our community to come together again for an important cause, to see old friends and neighbors and meet new ones.


When: Sunday, April 19th 2015 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Brook Park at East 141st Street and Brook Avenue


Please note that to pick up a free tree, you must agree to the Tree Requirements:


  • To plant in one of the five boroughs.
  • To keep trees properly watered and maintained.
  • NOT to plant your tree along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.


Your free tree must be planted in one of the five boroughs but our hope is that the majority of these trees will be planted right here in the South Bronx where they’re needed most, where the highest asthma rates and the least greenery exist. Trees reduce pollution, provide shade on hot summer days, provide habitat for wildlife like songbirds, and they cheer up our concrete jungle.

Spring Volunteer Day and Gardener’s Meeting

Spring Volunteer Day and Gardener’s Meeting

Saturday March 21


Volunteer DAY

12 Noon Gardener’s Meeting.

Want to become a volunteer and manage a garden bed?


Want to use the Community GreenHouse?


Want to host a children’s party or Bar B Q in the garden?


Get an update about the brook restoration project that will reduce flooding and provide a natural environment?


Have your child’s teachers use the garden?


Show your art?  Meet your neighbors?


To plant & get the NEW key to the garden this year,

you or a friend or family member MUST attend.



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Environmental Justice Waterfront Bike Tour

South Bronx Environmental Justice Waterfront Bike Tour & Tree Giveaway

When: Sunday, April 19th

11-1:30: Waterfront Bike Tour


1:30-3:30: Tree Giveaway

Where: Meet at Brook Park, East 141st Street and Brook Avenue

Participants of all ages will visit sites along the community-designed Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, including the proposed Lincoln Avenue waterfront park, the 132nd Street pier and the historic Port Morris gantries.  Participants will also learn about local organizing campaigns against subsidies to the trucking company FreshDirect as well as pollution and unjust land use from polluting fossil fuel power plants and waste transfer facilities that line the Bronx Kill waterway. Hurricane Sandy hit this flood zone during low tide, causing 4.5 foot flooding in the area, with forceful waves that ripped a pier from its concrete foundation. The tour, organized together with Times Up, will highlight the community’s longstanding vision for the public waterfront land, who is working with the community and who is working against the community. At 1:30, we will return to Brook Park to join Friends of Brook Park, Per Scholas and New York Restoration Project in providing 100 free trees as part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.