Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Donate to the City Parks Foundation and support the AP Alliance - Thank.You

Donate to the City Parks Foundation and support the AP Alliance -  Thank.You

You Can Help to Support the Astoria Park Alliance

We are so very thankful for the generosity of individual donors and in-kind 
business donations in order to provide free and accessible programming and activities.


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to
City Parks Foundation for the Astoria Park Alliance.
Donations by check should be made out & mailed to:

City Parks Foundation      
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Attn: Finance Department

Please be sure to include ASTORIA PARK ALLIANCE  in the
memo line of your check.
The Astoria Park Alliance is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit
community organization.

APA



Donate Now and Support CPF's Sports, Arts, Education, & 

Community Building Programs.

Help CPF continue our legacy of enriching and improving parks and communities across all five boroughs of New York City. CPF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.






Still time to sign up for Seniors Fitness classes in parks around .

Monday, October 27, 2014

Participatory budgeting, where residents propose projects and vote [NYDN .com] [PBnyc .org]


Participatory budgeting, where residents propose projects and vote 



How Would You Spend One Million Dollars? from PBP on Vimeo.


[NYDN .com] [PBnyc .org]


 





[Update]



All are invited to participate. You can attend our neighborhood assemblies to learn more and brainstorm capital project ideas.

Share your ideas on:

October 22, 7PM – 9PM
PS 234 at 30-15 29 St
October 27, 7PM – 9PM
PS 122 at 21-21 Ditmars Blvd

November 19, 6:30PM - 8PM
Astoria Community Center at 4-05 Astoria Blvd 


For more information, contact Brian Barnwell : bbarnwell @ council.nyc.gov or 
718-274-4500







Learn more about Participatory Budgeting and how you can get involved at 
council.nyc.gov // action /pb.
      For the 2014-2015 cycle, the following Council Members are conducting a participatory budgeting process in their districts:

    Research and Evaluation happens throughout stages, to improve the process for next year. Fall 2014 - April 2015 and beyond.

    [Update]
    Queens pols let residents spend money
    http://nydn.us/MRUMUj

    City Councilmembers Eric Ulrich, Mark Weprin and Donovan Richards signed up for participatory budgeting, where residents propose projects and vote on them

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-pols-residents-spend-money-article-1.1713325#ixzz2vMsf9SCm


    BE OUR GUEST: EXPAND PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

    Ritchie Torres is a Councilman-elect from the Bronx. Alexa Kasdan is the director of research and policy for the Community Develoment Project at the Urban Justice Center.
    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/guest-expand-participatory-budgeting-article-1.1541567#ixzz2vMsWKRjn



    City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Far Rockaway) is participating in participatory budgeting for the first time. He will allow the Rockaway residents he represents to decide how $1 million of taxpayer money is spent.
    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-pols-residents-spend-money-article-1.1713325#ixzz2vMs0Cfx3


    Queens City Councilmen Mark Weprin, Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich are among those giving constituents a chance to help determine how their taxpayer dollars are spent.
    Residents proposed projects in each of the three Council districts and they’ll be able to vote on the options from March 29 to April 6.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-pols-residents-spend-money-article-1.1713325#ixzz2vMs5vCCe


    About 4,500 Queens residents voted on projects last year, said Pam Jennings, who coordinates the Participatory Budgeting Project in the city....
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    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-pols-residents-spend-money-article-1.1713325#ixzz2vMsFmxoI

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Astoria Park LIC History tour - Nov 08 [GAHS]


    The Astoria Park Alliance welcomes all to join GAHS for a tour of Astoria Park on
    Saturday, Nov 8th, 1:00pm.

    Sign-in at registration.
    [More details to follow]



    AstoriaLIC.org /events

    Greater Astoria Historical Society 

    Lectures, tours, exhibits, and more

    The Greater Astoria Historical Society puts on a number of events throughout the year, from walking tours and lectures to exhibits and book signings.













    www.timeanddate.com /time/change/usa/ new-york

    Sunday, November 2nd turn clocks at 2:00am 1 hour back - Fall back