The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.In April 2009, Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Service, the citywide initiative tasked with setting a new standard for how cities can tap the power of their people to tackle their most pressing challenges. This year, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Mayor’s Office and City Agencies will be coordinating service projects in the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
NYC Parks will be participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by offering volunteer projects around the five boroughs. Volunteers in parks have made a marked impact in the agency’s progress towards storm recovery. Since the storm, 7,000 volunteers have removed nearly 23,000 bags of debris from 53 sites. Yet, there is more to do. We invite you to take part in these projects for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects, which are taking place on Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 21.
Please register now and pledge a day of service at one of the following locations:
Saturday, January 19
- East River Park, Manhattan (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
- Conference House Park, Staten Island (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Monday, January 21
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- St. Mary’s Recreation Center and Park, Bronx
- Red Hook Recreation Center, Brooklyn
- Asser Levy Recreation Center, Manhattan
- Jamaica Bay Park, Queens
- Sorrentino Recreation Center, Queens
- Lyons Pool Recreation Center, Staten Island
Larry Scott Blackmon, Deputy Commissioner for Community Outreach and Harlem resident