As the temperatures drops, activity around the park seems to slow down just enough to give us a moment to reflect on the past year and all that we accomplished. 2017 was a tremendous year for FGPC— we hired an additional full-time staff person, took on a team of two fantastic interns to support our summer programming, and welcomed two NYC Service Civic Corps Members in the fall to lead and grow our volunteer efforts during their ten-month term of service. In our final stretch of the year, we are planning for a monumental 2018 and cannot wait to share all we have planned for the year ahead. Before we get there, we want to reflect on five things that made 2017 incredible:
The many jubilant children, parents, and caretakers who attended Fort Greene Park's weekly Kids Concert on June 29th were treated to the musical stylings of one of Brooklyn's most popular children's artists, Mil's Trills. Over 500 people filled into the grove of London Planes by the Monument Plaza, creating a palpable energy that permeated through all who were present and only increased as the performance went on.