Saturday May 21st 2011 was It's My Park Day in Isham Park.
Volunteers for Isham Park once again centered energy at the Isham Memorial in the park. New plantings of Hostas, Impatiens, and blue Pansies were added to the beds started on IMPD last October 31st (see related post). Once again we had the generous assistance of the Parks Department Gardener and the Partnerships for Parks.
We were honored with a visit by the New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and members of his staff including Jennifer Hoppa, Administrator for Northern Manhattan Parks. The Commissioner reclined on the inscribed marble benches, finding the Isham Memorial an area of cool and shady respite on a warm afternoon.
We shared the water donated by New Heights Realty and the apples we had on hand from the Inwood Green Market, which takes place every Saturday on Isham Street just south of the outcrop of Inwood Marble in Isham Park, between the corners of Cooper Street where it meets Park Terrace West and Seaman Avenue.
Present members of Volunteers for Isham Park were told that Commissioner Benepe concentrated his May 21st 2011 IMPD visits in Northern Manhattan. We want thank him for coming to visit Isham Park that day.
|The Commissioner liked the inscriptions on the benches; his favorite was:|
"IN THAT MANSION USED TO BE FREE HEARTED HOSPITALITY"