December 10, 2016
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BlackPlanet Rising along with the New York Park Districts to host community day

BLACKPLANET RISING HOSTS A COMMUNITY DAY AT

FRED JOHNSON PARK IN HARLEM NEW YORK ON

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30th

 

BlackPlanet Rising along with the New York Park Districts will host a community day

on Wednesday, September 30, from  at FredJohnsonPark, 
7th Avenue
at
West 150th Street
.

 

For the month of September, BlackPlanet Rising is hosting a community day in select cities to launch their new platform www.blackplanetrising.com.  In New York, BlackPlanet Rising has partnered with the New York Park Districts to paint and clean up a tennis court and pick up litter at FredJohnsonPark in Harlem, NY.

 

So many African Americans in impoverished neighborhoods do not have access to private athletic facilities and by cleaning up the public courts and making them functional this project will not only make the neighborhood nicer, it will give kids who might not otherwise have a chance to play tennis the opportunity to get outside, be active and take up a wonderful sport.

 

BlackPlanet Rising is the first comprehensive platform to provide tools, information and connections for African Americans to give back their time and resources to the community.   The site provides users with a vast number of volunteer opportunities that reflect their geographic location, skills, and areas of interest. 

 


 

 

WHAT:                  BLACKPLANET RISING COMMUNITY DAY IN NEW YORK

 

WHEN:                  WEDNESDAY, September 30th

                                

                                PRESS OPPORTUNITY: 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

WHERE:                Fred Johnson Park

                                

7th Avenue
 at 
West 150th Street

                                HarlemNY

 


Dan Klores Communications:

Eva Ross, 212-981-5218 eva_ross@dkcnews.com

Lee Rothchild, 212-981-5124 lee_rothchild@dkcnews.com

 

NY Parks Onsite Contact:  Leah Worrell, 212 360-8156

 



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