Team Tafari and the Adventure Travel Trade Association is joining forces with the adventure travelers of New York City for the purpose of giving back to our local community!
Pelham Bay Park (the beach!)
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
- What is Hands on New York Day? Its a day when about 5,000 volunteers from the Greater New York City area head outdoors to clean up our public spaces, which include parks, recreation facilities, beaches, public schools, and more. Projects that we will be participating in include but are not limited to: planting flowers, painting murals and fences, edging pathways, raking, pulling weeds, etc., etc., etc. Its basically spring cleaning for New York City and an excuse to take our adventurous spirits outdoors!
- Who are we looking for? Volunteers are organized into teams in order to keep everything running smoothly. I, Leah Smith, am the team leader and the point of contact for our team, Team Tafari. We invite anyone who has traveled, wants to travel, works in travel, or wants to learn more about travel to join our team. I chose adventure travel as our team theme because I know you guys are willing to get down and dirty! Feel free to invite your friends and/or family, just make sure that everyone is registered prior to April 16th (link provided below.) Unfortunately, official rules state that we cannot accept volunteers under the age 14. Registration is $20, which is considered a donation to the New York Cares Organization.
- Where will we be lending a helping hand and what are the logistics of the day? The site we will be working on is Pelham Bay Park, which actually is New York City’s largest public park, yes, 3 times larger than Central Park! That’s not even the exciting news! We will be working along Orchard Beach, cleaning up the mile long boardwalk. Yes, finally an excuse to head to the beach! Since the park is located in the Bronx we will be meeting at the NY Cares office at 214 West 29th Street promptly at 8:30am. From there we will be taking a bus to our site. I will contact each of our team members directly with more information as the day gets closer. The day ends promptly at 3:00pm and of course I forsee some sort of celebratory cocktail immediately following!
- So how do you join the team? Simple…click the link below and stay tuned for further instructions!