We are planning a Save East River Park March and Rally Sept. 21, and there is so much to do to prepare. Outreach! Flyers! Signs! Persuasion!
Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. The city’s Department of Design and Construction will present their amendment to the current kill the park plan. It’s a hearing, so you can testify. Go sing another chorus of Hey Dude, Don’t Shut Us Down. Take a Bad Plan and Make It Be-e-tter. Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway. Comments can also be submitted here no later than October 2. This information comes from Patch. Sydney Pereira has really been keeping track of this.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 at the Sixth Street Community Center, 638 E. 6th St. (between B&C) is our planning meeting. If you could join us, we have enthusiastic working groups: to recruit other community organizations, to make posters, and to plan logistics. You will be most welcome!
The Save the Park march and rally, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 12:00 to 3:30, will show city officials (I’m talking to you, City Council member Carlina Rivera) the strong opposition to the drastic plan to close and bulldoze the park. We have a better plan! We’ll be marching from Tompkins Square Park at noon, though the East Village, and into the park where we’ll rally at 1:30 with speeches and music. Our theme will be “Bury the Plan, Not the Park,” and we’ll have a mock up of the plan that we intend to bury under a big pile of compost.
Print ’em, post ’em, pass ’em out, come protest to save our park!
Please join us for any or all of those activities.Best wishes,