April is the month when our "hearts with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils." Sadly, some of the pleasure is muted this April because the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force did not plant all of the daffodil bulbs the Parks Department entrusted to them in the fall. They have been assured by the "Garden Know How Center" that if they plant the remaining bulbs now that some will bloom late and those that don't will bloom next year.
So if you can spare an hour (more or less) this Sunday, April 9th, around 2 pm, please join the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force on the Vanderbilt Avenue median between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue to plant our remaining bulbs.
If you would rather take some bulbs and plant them in a different location that would be fine too. They just want to get the bulbs in the ground ASAP.
So please stop by the Vanderbilt Avenue median Sunday afternoon and together you'll help get those bulbs in the ground where they belong. Trowels will be provided!
Despite winter's lingering grasp, the Friends of the Berms will take to the field on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 am to noon. We hope you can join us to help green and clean the berms surrounding Grand Army Plaza!
Volunteers will meet at the corner of Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Ave, then move to the day's work area. Please arrive by 10:00! Adults and supervised children are welcome; experience is not required, just a smile. Gloves and tools are provided.
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force, Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association
Triangle at the intersection of Washington and Grand Avenues
Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue
The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force (PHSTTF) will partner with the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) on May 22nd to beautify Washington Avenue. The joint effort, using a $1,000 grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City and with assistance from the New York City Departments of Transportation, Sanitation and Parks, will accomplish the following: new bike racks, new trees, street litter removal, new litter baskets, trees pruned, flowers planted, tree beds aerated and mulched. Everyone’s help is needed to make this annual event a success. If you can just spare an hour please join your neighbors and help make Washington Avenue the finest commercial street in the neighborhood.
If our spring-like weather inspires thoughts of what's to come then... put those thoughts into action! The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a free, hands-on workshop with our friends at the Brooklyn Brainery. Please join neighbors and friends who cherish our neighborhood's street trees and are committed to their survival.
Meet at corner of Washington Avenue, Park Place and Grand Avenue
Join the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association and the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force for Green Up Wash Ave, an afternoon of tree pit maintenance and mulching to get Washington Avenue's street trees ready for summer.