As we discussed yesterday, having a park near your home is one of the most desirable, and desired, amenities–some would even call it a necessity. And even in famously dense New York City, there’s room for more parkland to be carved out, wrested from vacant lots and reborn as urban forests. But, of course, creating parks costs money. Lots of it. And these days, the government entities that run those parks are having an extremely hard time keeping their coffers full.
It’s with this conundrum in mind that we’ve decided to sponsor Twilight Swing, an after-party for the annual Sunset Swing event hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. The event, occurring TOMORROW, June 3rd, is designed to raise funds for the park by the very people who’ll be using it: residents of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens and their friends. This is an after-hours event organized by the Conservancy’s Junior Committee, whose mission it is to target the younger generation and get them involved, emotionally and financially, in park matters.
For us, the sponsorship grows out of a commitment to keeping Brooklyn green, and to keeping the neighborhoods we work in close to parkland. MyHome, Brooklyn is dedicated to ongoing civic improvement, much as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is, which is why we’ve joined forces with them and hope to continue helping them achieve their mission.
We hope to see many of you at Twilight Swing tomorrow! For more information or tickets, contact Samantha Wasko by email or call (718) 802-0603 x22.