September 6, By Tara Law
Members of a Long Island City civic group are gathering on Saturday, September 16 to clean up and beautify Court Square Park.
The Court Square Civic Association, which was formed at the end of 2015 to represent residents, is hosting the event, called “It’s My Park Day.” The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and everyone is encouraged to participate.
“We see Court Square Park becoming a central hub for our neighborhood,” wrote Pedro Gomez, Vice President of Court Square Civic Association in an email. “Green/public space is limited in our neighborhood and we want to make our current spaces more attractive for folks to use.
The association, since its formation, has been calling on city officials to find ways to add more greenspace to the Court Square area.
Volunteers are invited to help plant and clean the park. The event will also hold a “peace flag” crafting workshop. The flags will be installed in the park.
Pantry Market Eatery, which opened at 24-20 Jackson Avenue earlier this year, will supply free refreshments.
Court Square Park is located next to the Long Island City Courthouse.