Thursday, October 25, 2012

Queens Green Teens on It’s My Park Day

As you may know this past Saturday, Oct. 20th, was the citywide ‘It’s My Park Day,’ where our Green Teens helped to improve their local parks. And I must say Queens Green Teens were getting it done! On Saturday alone, Green Teens collected 17 bags of garbage and 2 bags of recyclables (NICE!!!).

 Look at the photos below to see the Green Teens in action!!!

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center


Sorrentino Recreation Center

Job Well Done Green Teens!

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities (10/26/12– 11/1/12):

 Natural Areas Volunteers:

1.       Fresh Creek Planting (Brooklyn)
Avenue L and East 108th Street
Dates: Nov. 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2.       Van Cortlandt Park Planting (Bronx)
Van Cortlandt House Museum near Broadway and West 246th Street
Dates: October 30
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Volunteer Opportunities Keeps Rolling In

This coming Saturday, the 20th, is It’s My Park Day. The following recreation centers in Queens will be taking part and providing activities for teens to get involved:

1. Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

2. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

3. Sorrentino Recreation Center

4. Al Oerter recreation Center

Please feel free to call or stop by the centers to see how you can help. Addresses and phone numbers are below.

If you cannot make it this Saturday, don’t fret. Each recreation center provides weekly opportunities for Green Teens to participate. Here are the drop-in hours for each center, when Green Teens can come by and volunteer:

1. Roy Wilkins
177th St. & Baisley Blvd. Jamaica 11434
(718) 276-8686
Saturday: 9am-5pm

2. Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park 11374
(718) 263-1163
Monday – Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

3. Sorrentino
18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Far Rockaway 11691
(718) 471-4818
Tuesday: 3:30pm-5pm

4. Al Oerter
131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing 11355
(718) 353-7853
Monday – Friday: 2:30pm-8pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

So far Green Teens have collected 15 bags of garbage and 8 bags of recyclables, and cared for 7 trees. YAY!!! And plan on doing more!

There are other upcoming opportunities coming up with Natural Areas Volunteers across the city:

1. Hunter Island at Pelham Bay Park Reforestation Stewardship (Bronx)
Location: Northeast Corner of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot
Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There are more opportunities with Natural Areas Volunteers in the coming weeks, so check back here weekly for more info.

Thumbs-Up Green Teens!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Queens Green Teens Getting Busy

There has been some great activity going on with the Queens Green Teens. They made a splash last week by not only discussing what they can do, but also by doing it. Some ideas discussed was improving the amount of litter picked up (especially by cleaning after yourself), cleaning parks and beaches, placing more trash cans along streets, and considering the idea of using electric buses to reduce air pollution.

In the TAKE-ACTION department, the Green Teens collected 7 bags of recyclables (AWESOME!), 6 bags of garbage, and cared for 1 tree (NICE!).

Well Done Green Teens! And keep up the good work!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events

Volunteering Opportunities:
1. Coastal Cleanup
Sunday, October 14th
Fort Totten Park (meet at the front gate), Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway, Queens
11am - 1pm

2. MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop in Queens with Build It Green!NYC
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Build It Green!NYC, Astoria: 3-17 26th Avenue, Queens
Register at:

1. It’s My Park Day
Saturday, October 20th
Contact Green Teens at: or for more information