Friends of Sunset Park


Welcome to the Friends of Sunset Park. We trust you're enjoying the most beautifully-sited park in NYC and we are looking forward to keeping you in the loop about all that's happening in our park and our neighborhood.
Check-in often. Till then...
with the best views in New York City
+ 9/11 Living Memorial Grove @FriendsSunsetPk

Sunday, December 21, 2014

There's still time to celebrate the Winter Solstice with Make Music NY / Todavía hay tiempo de celebrar el Solsticio de Invierno (día mas corto del año) con Hacer Música Nueva York.


  • 4:00 PM: Kalimbascope in Williamsburg: Composer JC King's psychedelic thumb piano parade along Grand Street in North Brooklyn. Kalimbas will be available to the first 20 participants. 
  • 4:00 PM: Parranda con Paranda at 1330 Intervale Ave in the Bronx: Join WHEDCO and the Bronx Music Heritage Center for an afternoon parranda celebrating Puerto Rican and Garifuna traditions. 
  • 4:00 PM: Prelude at Cadman Plaza (William Jay Gaynor Memorial): James Holt's slow-motion Bach procession through DUMBO, guided by your smartphone. Download the tracks in advance here. Brooklyn
  • 4:00 PM: Village in Volume in the West VIllage: Celebrate fifty years of Terry Riley's iconic piece In C with its first-ever mobile performance. Manhattan
  • 4:00 PM: Wheels in Prospect Park: Bring your bike to participate in Nissim Schaul's parade for bicycle bells, with a score transmitted by computer-controlled helmets with lights. Tuned bike bells will be distributed to the first 50 participants. Brooklyn
  • 5:00 PM: Bell by Bell from 55th St and 6 1/2 Ave: Wander through the enigmatic 6 1/2 Ave with Tom Peyton, playing pieces for the colored handbells he supplies. Manhattan
  • 5:00 PM: The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk: Walk the High Line with this smartphone-powered parade, and turn your footsteps into twinkling music. Download the app for iOS or Android in advance. Manhattan 
  • 6:30 PM: Pilgrimage from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Walk through Central Park singing medieval songs once sung along the route to Santiago de Compostela with conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather. Download the music here. Manhattan

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Remember Long Island College Hospital? This is what happens when a community doesn't give up...

FoSP has been reporting on the fight to prevent the sale of Long Island College Hospital by SUNY Downstate/NYS Dept. of Health/Gov. Cuomo to real estate developers for the development of luxury (read- very expensive) condos for a very long time. While the best outcome for the community has yet to be realized, the fight is not over, and, while this fight is about a hospital, it bears too much resemblance to other decisions being made in our neighborhoods in opposition to community voices and real (evidence based) community needs, in spite of "news" that these are prosperous times in both, New York City and New York State.

This a must-read for anyone living, working, doing business (or thinking of doing so in the near future) within the confines of Community Board 7 (Sunset Park, Green-Wood Heights or sections of Windsor Terrace.

You can also access this document by calling CB7's offices- 718.854.0003. Ask them to add you to their mailing list and you'll receive every new installment of the newsletter, The Elements, as a direct e-mail.

December's newsletter is chock-full of important information about our little corner of the world! And, it will help you put current events in perspective.

Monday, December 15, 2014

This just in via The Bay Ridge Journal

We will soon be posting information on the changes in the NYC recycling laws, effective January 2015, in Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. Violating these laws carry  serious consequences such as summonses to property owners. Know the law!

Pronto ofreceremos esta información sobre los cambios en las leyes de reciclaje en la Ciudad de Nueva York, efectivas en enero 2015, en español, chino y árabe. Violación de estas nuevas leyes traen consigo grandes consecuencias como multas a dueños de propiedades. ¡Pónganse al día!

Protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility, given that it is for everyone's benefit.
Proteger nuestro ambiente es responsabilidad de todos, ya que es para el beneficio de todos.

Last Community Board 7 monthly meeting of 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014