Volunteer with NYC Parks

This past weekend was the most rainy and depressing weekend in NYC in a long time. There was not a minute of sunshine and it absolutely poured rain for 99.9 percent of the time. That said, we had committed to volunteer with NYC Parks doing a park cleanup on 114th Street at Thomas Jefferson Park and we did not want to cancel just because it was raining. Despite the bad weather, the four of us had a great afternoon and loved giving back to the parks. I hope to do this more often — they need all the help that they can get.


It poured the entire time. We planted 200 plus bulbs that will produce purple flowers in the early Spring.

Mulched afterwards. (I am not a gardener and also learned about the process — which I truly enjoyed).

We got ice cream as a thank you. Too bad it was rainy!

We got dirty. Luckily, the rain made the soil easy to dig!

Our holes.

Merch. They gave us hats for our work.

I am looking to do additional volunteer work with NYC Parks, as well as with Central Park Conservancy. If anyone wants to join me, let me know! They make all the parks so beautiful and bring so much joy, that I want to give back.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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