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.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Parkside Playground Needs Volunteers On Monday

As the Q likes to say, it takes just a few committed individuals to make a real difference. Witness Kimberlee Auletta and her dogged pursuit of a better and safer Parkside Playground. After cleaning out debris from the landscaping a couple weekends ago, and planting bulbs, with help from neighborhood volunteers, she's now ready to oversee the layering of wood chips needed to mulch for the winter. She's organized everything; all you have to do is show up on Monday December 17th from 9-12 AM. It might be tough time slot for some, but I'm sure there are those of you who would love a chance to help beautify the scene of many happy childhood memories to be. Here's the info:

Final Clean-Up for 2012 @ Parkside/Winthrop Playground
Monday, December 17th

This summer, our neighborhood got a great gift with the opening of the renovated playground at Parkside/Winthrop.  Many of us have enjoyed going there with our families over the past few months after school and on the weekends.   Over the past few weeks, the planting beds at Parkside/Winthrop Playground have been cleaned, 300 bulbs have been planted, and now we've entered the final stages of winter prep.  We have 2 truck loads of wood chips ready to be spread in the beds.

If you are around, come on out Monday, December 17th from 9am-12noon.  We could use all the help we can get.  Rakes are provided – as is instruction from our friendly Parks Dept gardener, John Clark.

Hope you can make it! - K.A.

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