ORGANIZATION: New York Cares

LOCATION: Chrystie St & Hester St New York, NY 10002

RSVP Deadline: March 26, 2015

TASK: Volunteers will help garden, weed, mulch, pick-up debris, paint and maintain this Lower East Side park.

NOTE: Wear clothes you would not mind dirtying. 

BACKGROUND: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, located in the Lower East Side, is the largest stretch of open space in the neighborhood, spread over 7.85 acres. Founded in 1934, the park offers many facilities and activities to residents, including the Golden Age Center for senior citizens, a synthetic turf soccer field, several playgrounds, a vendor’s market and a roller-skating rink