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New York Cares Day
Join the Big Apple Big Ten Team and 4,000 New Yorkers as we help to clean up green spaces citywide.

Take part in New York City's biggest spring cleaning event by joining more than 4,000 volunteers as we get our hands dirty in parks, community gardens, and public spaces throughout the city.  Volunteers will remove invasive species, pick up litter, repair benches, plant, and clear out old growth from our urban green spaces. It's a great opportunity to discover a new park, meet a community gardener, and learn more about the importance of open space and recreation while making a real difference in the community.

As we have for the past several years, the NYC Illini will team up with the rest of the Big Ten schools for the Spring edition of New York Cares Day.  

Big Ten Alumni New York Cares Day

Date:  Saturday, April 22th, 9:30am - 2:00pm

Cost:  Suggested $30, all proceeds go to NY Cares

Location:  Claremont Park, Bronx

This busy community park features a swimming pool, gazebo, grassy areas for picnicking, and playgrounds.  The gazebo will serve as our meeting place.   Claremont Park is located between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue just north of 170th Street.  The closest subway is the 170th Street/Grand Concourse stop on the D train.

Clothing:  Please dress in comfortable clothes that you won't mind getting dirty. Please do not to take large bags with you to the location, as there may not be a place to store them.

Happy Hour:  There will be a post-session Happy Hour at Chelsea Craft Brewing Company just outside Claremont Park at 463 East 173rd Street & Washington Avenue


On-line registration is closed, but you can register on site.  Just get there a little early (9:00) to sign up.







Event Information
Saturday, Apr 22 2017 at 9:30am - 2:00pm [ iCal ]
Claremont Park
170th St @ Teller Ave
Bronx, NY