The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This Saturday - Parkside Needs You

From the venerable Parkside Committee comes this missive:

Lend Your Muscle to Parkside!

Saturday, January 4 at 12pm.

By now you've probably seen the new oaks on Parkside Avenue, and you've probably wondered how these five saplings can survive into grand old age.  Sure, Pioneer has promised to water them.  But who will fend off the errant cars, the distracted pedestrians, the incontinent dogs? 


This Saturday, at noon, the Parkside Committee is hosting a tree-guard installation party.  The lumber has been donated.  The carpentry has been done.  But they need your help putting them in the ground. 

When?  Noon.  Where?  Parkside Avenue.  Dress warmly.  Bring gloves, if you have them, and bring a gardening spade, if you have that, and bring your kids, if they want to plant daffodils.  One hour of volunteering from you, one century of life for five oak trees.  Come on out!


Anonymous said...

With all the snow coming tonight, is there a back up plan for putting the tree guards in?

Rudy on Winthrop said...

Thanks for asking. We are watching the weather closely, but until you hear otherwise, please assume we're on for Saturday at noon.

Rudy on Winthrop said...

Because of all the snow, and because of the deep freeze expected tonight, the installation has been postponed by one week, to Saturday, Jan. 11, at noon. We hope to see you there!