Leaf Fest in Astoria Park has now become a bigger park cleanup

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We wanted to repost about Leaf Fest: Astoria Park this weekend, which as gone beyond simply raking leaves and collecting them to compost, and has turned into a bigger cleanup of Astoria Park as a whole. The Astoria Park Alliance posted this update:

Leaf Fest/ Operation Clean Up is officially on in Astoria Park! Please join us this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, from 10am to noon. We will have a table set up in front of the Tennis Courts, near the “Field House”. Let’s get a huge turnout and cleanup! Please Note: NYC PARKS WILL NOT RE-OPEN UNTILL SATURDAY, 8AM. Please let the crews get in there and do their job! Join us at 10am.

So join your fellow neighbors in this cleanup – likely the leaves you rake and collect will be composted by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for use throughout the City’s green spaces and street tree beds. Materials to get the job done, plus refreshments, will be provided.

Leaf Fest/Astoria Park Cleanup
Saturday, November 3, 10am-noon
Astoria Park – meet at the tennis courts near the Astoria Park Fieldhouse (GMAP)