>1. ATTEND MONTHLY MEETINGS OF FRIENDS OF ASTORIA HEIGHTS PARK<
Please come to our meetings and become a regular volunteer, if you want to be actively involved in the development of our group’s capabilities and achievement of our various goals. All of us are doing this on a volunteer basis out of love of our neighborhood and a desire to improve it and would greatly appreciate anyone serious about joining our team. Want to come to our next meeting? Contact scottm at friendsofastoriaheightspark.org.
>2. SHOWING UP WHEN IT MATTERS… MATTERS<
Help make our events terrific and stand up and speak up for our cause… politely and passionately… in public forums. Friends of Astoria Heights Park will have an increasingly ambitious schedule, involving monthly events at our park designed to bring people together and build common-cause investment and momentum. Sometimes we will need people to write letters of support for our endeavors or to help gather signatures in support of a concrete project for which we need to demonstrate community support, like the Mural Project. Also, there are opportunities to communicate with elected representatives and we should always strive to have a presence at such events. Iterating and reiterating our central points about safety, security,
>3. BECOME A CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR TO THIS SITE<
Please help us document “the good, the bad, and the ugly” issues that have motivated us to team up and advocate for major renovations at Astoria Heights Park. We all regularly witness examples of why we love Astoria Heights Park—from the generosity and good-natured spirit of the parents to the impossibly sweet interactions of the very young children. Other times you’ll see the bothersome to troubling things that make our advocacy urgently needed— from teenagers fighting to drug trades. If you visit the park regularly and are willing to write up short descriptive submissions about what you experience there that you feel the community ought to be made aware of, then contact adamc at friendsofastoriaheightspark.org. Our end goal is to document the progress we make as a group and as a community on our way to making Astoria Heights Park one of the best public spaces in New York City.
>4. TALK UP FRIENDS OF ASTORIA HEIGHTS PARK SOCIALLY AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA<
Follow this web site on Facebook and other social sites (see the widgets in the right column)! Join and “Like” our Facebook group (see the link at the top of the page to the right)! And invite fellow Astorians you meet in real life to join our cause, too. We need all of the help we can get. Help us spread the word, build a large and effective team, and surround ourselves with an aware , involved, enthusiastic, and supportive community.