Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sticktopia! Damp, but not in sprirt!

Sticktopia was a great way to celebrate Earth Day!
Rain largely held off until a lean-to structure was designed and created by Caleb and Nolan, next to the eastern corner of the Indian Road Playground fence (just in front of the location of the photo at left).  Tweeks and adjustments were made by a group who arrived in time to relieve the wearied Stickarchitects.

Thank you to Rob Kleinbardt of New Heights Realty for
once again donating bottled drinking water for the volunteers! And also thank you to Manny Ramirez at Dichter Pharmacy for donating double-sided copies of the Sticktopia flier!

Volunteers also cleaned up conditions along the north side of the playground, pulling weeds, collecting branches, bottles, and trash, including a dried out Christmas wreath and tree (see photos below).

Anyway it was great to have rain for Earth Day after so many days without it!  And it made weed pulling much easier too...

Thanks to everyone who came out in the damp conditions to volunteer in Isham Park today!
Now on to It's My Park Day on Saturday May 19th.  More soon...

Stickstructure from the western side showing holiday inclusions.
The Stickarchitects pose in their new stickstructure.

Christmas tree found dumped into the garden.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sticktopia! on Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd

Sticktopia! an Isham Park Centennial Event
for children & their families& kids at heart…
Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd
10:00am to 1:00pm

South side of West 214th Street along the north side of  Indian Road Playground and the south side of the West 214th Step Street between Seaman Avenue and Park Terrace West

  • The second in a series of Isham Park Centennial events, this celebration calls special attention to the 1912 gift of land by Flora E. Isham which preserves the view west towards the Hudson River and the Palisades.
  • Families and children will collect sticks/branches and may use them to create temporary structures in the park!  Please note that families should work with their children and supervise them at all times. 
  • Volunteers will work to clean-up the 214th Street park areas.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing.