Events May 2024

FDR Four Freedoms Park. Photo: K. Randall

Four Freedoms Park I Love My Park Day 2024

May 4, 2024

Join Four Freedoms Park Conservancy for a special “I Love My Park Day” celebrating the Centennial of New York State Parks. Lend a hand to beautify FDR Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island, a stunning memorial honoring freedom and democracy designed by Louis Kahn in 1973 and eventually constructed in 2010–2012.

How participants will make a difference:

Revitalize the Banned Book Library: Assemble, repair, and repaint the unique Banned Book Library, a symbol of freedom of speech and expression. This will also be a fun arts and craft activity as we create books for the shelves.

Spruce Up the Seating: Refurbish, clean and prep 60 Adirondack chairs for the Great Lawn, ensuring a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy the park’s scenic views.

Mulch Matters: Rake and replenish mulch around the 120 Little Lead Linden tree pits, providing essential nutrients and moisture for a healthy park environment.

No experience necessary. Tools and training will be provided.

Saturday May 4, 11:00 am –2:00 pm