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Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks, Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park

Long Island City, NY | http://www.FriendsofGantry.org
Joined in April 2012

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Friends was started in 1998 by a group of concerned neighbors in the Hunters Point, Long Island City section of New York City, in the borough of Queens, who wanted to assure that our community’s parks, trees and natural areas are well cared for.

Friends is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization — a direct-action environmental group that employs volunteering in hands-on projects as a means of enhancing our neighborhood, and as an educational approach to promote a safer, friendlier and more environmentally sustainable quality of life.

Friends is community-based, and all volunteer — there are no paid positions.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:

Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life in Long Island City by promoting awareness of, concern for, and participation in the publicly accessible green and open spaces on the waterfront and in the neighborhood.

A minimum $10 donation entitles you to become a voting member of our organization.

MISSION

Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life in Long Island City, NY, by promoting awareness of, concern for and participation in the publicly accessible green and open space in the neighborhood and along the waterfront.

GOALS

  • Assist the management and staff of Gantry Plaza State Park and other neighborhood smaller city parks in the maintenance of the natural and man made features of our parks’ landscapes.
  • Participate in, and help to plan, special events and activities that celebrate the community.
  • Enhanceplay and recreational opportunities in the area.
  • Monitor potential problems, inform authorities and track the solutions, utilize the information to help justify adequate levels of park personnel and police.
  • Promote an understanding of the unique environmental concerns of our Hunters Point community’s park areas and waterfront location.
  • Encourage the improvement and expansion of publicly accessible green and open space in the Hunters Point neighborhood.
  • Maintain street trees throughout the neighborhood.

WHO WE ARE

Friends was started in 1998 by a group of concerned neighbors in the Hunters Point, Long Island City section of New York City, in the borough of Queens, who wanted to assure that our community’s parks, trees and natural areas are well…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 4-74 48th Avenue, #10K
    Long Island City, NY 11109

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