Resolution J2900-2013

Commending the Friends of Douglass Greene Park upon the occasion of hosting its inaugural awards dinner

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  • Jan 23, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 23, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 15, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the Friends of Douglass Greene Park
upon the occasion of hosting its inaugural awards dinner

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Friends  of  Douglass  Greene Park upon the occasion of hosting its
inaugural awards dinner on Saturday, October 5, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, this fine event will  also  be  the  Friends  of
Douglass  Greene  Park's  Gowanus  Gatsby benefit ceremony; it will also
include celebrity hosts, a buffet dinner with open bar, an awards recep-
tion with live entertainment, dance instruction, a dance party with live
DJs, aerial performers, slide shows of Brooklyn  in  the  1920s  and  of
Douglass Greene Park and its surroundings; and
  WHEREAS,  There will also be costume and dance competitions, and other
activities reminiscent of the 1920s; Brooklyn Boulders and Homage Brook-
lyn will have climbing and skateboarding demo areas on ground floor; the
benefit will celebrate the completion of Phase I  of  the  park's  reno-
vation on its Third Avenue side and highlight the ongoing development of
this  vital  and  multifaceted  public park located on a full city block
between 3rd Avenue and Nevins Street, and Douglass and DeGraw Streets in
Gowanus; and
  WHEREAS, Douglass Greene Park is used by hundreds of  families  living
in  Gowanus,  Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill; the Friends
of Douglass Greene Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, works with  community
and business partners to enhance the quality of life in the area through
programming and special activities for all ages, and creates much needed
green space; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown  a
long  and  sustained  commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend the Friends of Douglass Greene Park upon the occasion of hosting
its inaugural awards dinner; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Friends of Douglass Greene Park.

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