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Open Space Dialogues: Healthy City, Active Places

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The Center for New York City Law

New York Law School

185 West Broadway

New York, NY 10013

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Sheila Barksdale-Gordon & Dionne Grayman, Co-Founders, We Run Brownsville

Joanna Frank, President & CEO, Center for Active Design

Martin Maher, Brooklyn Commissioner, NYC Parks

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Michael Schnall, Vice President, Government Relations & Community Investment, New York Road Runners

Mike Silverman, Director of Sports, City Parks Foundation

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Jeff Coltin, Staff Reporter, City & State

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Open Space Dialogues: Healthy City, Active Places

There are so many reasons why New York City neighborhoods need parks and open spaces. They mitigate stormwater. They provide habitat for animals and plants. They make our city more beautiful and more practical. And they keep us healthy, both mentally and physically. But making sure that parks are havens for active uses and physical recreation isn't easy. This installment of the Open Space Dialogues explores the ways New Yorkers have, and want to, create opportunities for active recreation and health. Panelists will present and respond to examples from New York City's government, citywide nonprofits, and neighborhood groups.

  • How can parks contribute to different scales of health - mental, physical, neighborhood, public health?
  • What park designs and programming prevents or catalyzes active recreation?
  • How can parks balance changing user groups, sports popularity, and informal recreation demand?
  • What are neighborhood knock-on effects for parks with an active recreation & health focus?
  • Where are recreation needs of New Yorkers not being met?

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Program starts at 6:30 pm.


2018-2019 Open Space Dialogues

Open Space Dialogues: Healthy City, Active Places is the third panel of the 2018-2019 Open Space Dialogues. Expect an evening of provocative presentations and discussion created by New Yorkers for Parks and New York Law School. This event is generously hosted by The Center for New York City Law and The Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School.


Contact lrobson@ny4p.org with questions.

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