Monthly Archives: October 2013

Brooklyn Tree Giveaways


Pick-up your free tree! In partnership with community organizations in Brooklyn, NYRP is giving away trees. NYC residents can pick up a free tree and learn how to plant and care for them. Mark your calendars with the date and location that works for you.

Saturday, October 12 // 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Location: 9408 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
Host: Councilmember Vincent J. Gentile’s Office 

Sunday, October 13 // 12:00pm – 2:00pm 
Location: 61 Franklin St., Greenpoint
Host: 61 Franklin Street Garden 

Saturday, October 19 // 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Location: Maria Hernandez Park at Starr St. & Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick
Host: EcoStation: NY

Saturday, October 19 // 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Location: Neptune Ave. and Bayview Ave., Coney Island
Host: Friends of Kaiser Park

Sunday, October 20 // 11:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: 2 2nd Ave., Gowanus
Host: Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Sunday, October 20 // 12:00pm – 2:00pm 
Location: Newkirk Ave. & E. 8th St., Kensington
Host: Compost for Brooklyn

Saturday, October 26 // 11:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: 241-45 Gates Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesent
Host: Pratt Area Community Council

Saturday, November 2 // 11:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: 329 Kent Ave., Williamsburg
Host: North Brooklyn Farms & GWAPP

Saturday, November 2 // 11:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: 1368 Fulton St., Bedford-Stuyvesent
Host: Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation & Coalition for the Improvement of Bed-Stuy

Saturday, November 2 // TBD
Location: 623 Flatbush Ave.; Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Host: TD Bank

Sunday, November 3 // 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 5955 Shore Pkwy., Canarsie
Host: Visiting Nursing Service of NY Project Hope & Canarsie Coalition

Registration will be posted no earlier than three weeks before a giveaway date. If registration is closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

New York Cares is looking to fill a few hundred volunteer slots over the next few weeks, with volunteer opportunities ranging from park clean-ups and composting, rebuilding, sorting and pantry help, and celebration and remembrance events.  All of the projects are listed and available for sign-up on our website here: