Thomas Jefferson Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, April 25, 2014

This Weekend In Parks

Street Games

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street and First Ave

NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, Councilmember Ben Kallos, WABC Meteorologist Amy Freeze, and representatives from the New York Knicks, New York Liberty, New York Red Bulls, and New York Empire professional sports teams join the community at Street Games 2014, which brings back classic, low-tech games.

Street Games, presented by NYC Parks and The Walt Disney Company, brings back the classic games and sports played by previous generations and gives them a modern twist. New Yorkers young – and young at heart – can visit our Classic Street Games zone and get moving with stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, and skateboarding clinics.

Street Games closes 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue just north of the park to vehicle traffic, so kids can participate in a soap box derby, learn to ride a bike clinics, street hockey, and relay races. On the adjacent fields, participants can test their soccer skills with the New York Red Bulls soccer team or throw a disc with the New York Empire ultimate team.

Street Games is more than just games – Radio Disney will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem. In addition to the Walt Disney Company, Street Games is sponsored by ABC-7, ESPN, Cabot Creamery, and others. For more information about Street Games, visit our website at

MillionTreesNYC's Spring Stewardship Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Marine Park, Brooklyn
Alley Pond Park, Queens
Conference House Park, Staten Island

Thousands of volunteers from all five boroughs will join NYC Parks' Million Trees NYC and the Natural Areas Conservancy to help care for 20,000 newly planted trees in parks and natural areas during spring’s largest stewardship day.

Volunteers will be trained in tree care techniques, including adding mulch and identifying and removing invasive weeds.

As part of MillionTreesNYC, Parks is reforesting 2,000 acres of parkland to create new, ecologically healthy, multi-story forests. New forests help expand canopy cover in NYC, increasing the myriad environmental benefits already provided by our urban forest.

Planting is just the first step to creating healthy new forests. This spring's restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young trees that have already been planted.

NYC Parks will be joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

For more information about MillionTreesNYC, visit or call 311. For more information on the Natural Areas Conservancy visit


"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."

Jean-Paul Sartre
(1905 - 1980)

Directions to Thomas Jefferson Park

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Recreation CentersThomas Jefferson Recreation Center

As of June 15, 2021, Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

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