our ministry partners
Our mission is to love and serve our neighbors. It is the command Jesus gave to the people of the church. It is the reason we support and partner with individuals and local organizations that bring people together and benefit our community. The Park Church Co-op is a gathering space for those pursuing their passions and using their gifts in service to others. We'd like to introduce you to our partners.
Down to EArth Markets/McGolrick Park Farmers' Market
Down to Earth Markets manages approximately 15 farmers markets in and around New York City. This small, family-owned company started the McGolrick Park Farmers Market in June 2012. Every Sunday in the years since and counting, the McGolrick Park Farmers Market brings together local farmers and food makers who travel “to market and back in a day.” As of 2015, the vendors sell seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, delicious breads, pies, and baked goods, small batch tempeh, fresh fish, artisanal cheese, granola, and more -- as well as a wide array of prepared foods to go. All of the farmers’ produce is non-GMO. The market hosts composting and textile recycling services every week.
Stay tuned to DowntoEarthMarkets.com for regular updates on events, such as music and cooking demonstrations, and the latest vendor news for the McGolrick Park Farmers Market. Hours of the market are 10am to 4pm Sundays
Teacup Music Program
Thursdays 3pm to 4pm
Upstairs in the church
“In a teacup we find all flavors and leaves of many shapes and sizes. Some people might even say that our tea leaves can tell us of our future and good fortune. When children come together to play music without any barriers we see them mingle, form and grow. Their ability to thrive shapes the future and good fortune for our very own community for generations”to come.”
Teacup Music is now offering a pre-twinkle violin class for ages 3-6 at The Park Church Co-op ( 129 Russell Street) in Greenpoint. The goal of our program is to foster life-long learning and creativity through music. The aim of this class is not solely to produce prolific performers but to also build self-confidence, encourage independent music making, teach improvising, song-writing, and problem solving. Students will work together as a community to learn.
Specific objectives of the class include:
Learn basic rhythmic notation and counting
Hold the violin in a physically balanced posture
Understand the cultural context of the violin not only as a classical instrument but also as a jazz and folk instrument.
Compose a short piece of original music
Give a final performance for friends and family
Total cost of the class is $350 which includes all materials such as violin rental, individualized foot position mats and sheet music.
For more information on registration call 631-813-5115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park Quartet
The Park Quartet is a Brooklyn-based music collective, and the Quartet-in-Residence at the Park Church Co-Op in Greenpoint. Members consist of Nicholas Alexander Wilson (Violin) . Concetta Abbate (Violin), Genevieve Fernworthy (Viola). Lenna Pierce (Cello). Combining 40+ yrs of experience, they are musicians with diverse interests and talents-- with solo projects of their own, and members of other bands, as well as teaching instructors for groups + individuals-- they greatly value collaboration and community. Additionally, they provide exceptional accompaniment to events of a more personal nature, including weddings, celebrations, private parties, banquets, and other engagements. The Park Quartet have recently had the pleasure of performing for the 100-yr Anniversary of McGolrick Park and have presented / debuted works by new music composers such as Chloe Charody, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Adam James Cook, and Bronwyn Cumbo. Learn more at: http://www.theparkquartet.com
The Brooklyn Children's Theatre
"Musical theatre for children by children"
Tuesdays, 2:45 -- 7pm
Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Inc is an after school musical theatre program for children in 1st-12th grades. We offer performance driven classes where children are cast in and rehearse a musical play. We believe that many skills are gained from learning theatre for performance. Not only are children learning skills in acting, singing, and dancing; but they are also learning life lessons such as teamwork, punctuality, accountability, and risk-taking. Over the course of a session, we see children become more confident, try new things, and make huge leaps in the development of their talents.
BCT Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Inc provides youth with a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment to discover and hone their talents and life skills through the collaborative art of musical theatre.
We especially seek the participation of students who have a gift to give the art of theatre who would not otherwise have theatre or performance opportunities, due to financial/economic or cultural barriers or lack of resources in their schools and communities.
BCT fulfills an underfunded need in which ALL students are welcome, regardless of their economic situation. No child has ever been refused for an inability to pay.
For more information about the Greenpoint site or other sites click the link above or go to brooklynchildrenstheatre.net
No Lights, No LycrA, Brooklyn
Tuesdays, 8:15 -- 9:30pm
Suggested Donation: $5
"No Lycras, No Lycra, Brooklyn" (NLNL) is a weekly dance jam in the dark. A safe place to feel comfortable and move in anyway you please, for the pure joy of dancing. Music is a weekly changing playlist of fun music from many genres. NLNL Brooklyn is part of the global "No Lights, No Lycra" community that began in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. NLNL Brooklyn was started in 2010 by Melbourne transplant/Greenpoint local, Laura O'Neill. Dress comfy, bring water, all welcome!
Wednesdays 6 -- 8pm
The mission of the GWCSA is to establish and maintain connections between local residents and local farms and producers and to foster more sustainable ways of eating and living.
The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA is a volunteer-run community-supported agriculture organization based in the Greepoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. We are partnered with the Garden of Eve Organic Farm in Riverhead, Long Island. To learn more about the farm watch this great video
By purchasing shares our members support the farm when they need it most -- before the start of the growing season -- and receive fresh, organic produce throughout the summer and fall. We offer weekly and bi-weekly shares of vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, meat, flowers, bread, pickles, and preserves...at two pick-up locations.
Every Wednesday, 8-9pm $15
Dancorcism™ is a one-hour dance party for your soul, with high-energy cardio dance routines, stretching, and meditation. It's an ecstatic mind-body workout that will make you feel happy, sexy, and strong, because Fun Heals Everything. Please come 10-15minutes early if it's your first time. Bring water. Wear sneakers & clothes to sweat in. "Better than therapy, better than drugs!"
The Cottonwood living room school
Monday through Thursday
9am to 3pm
The Cottonwood Living Room School is a mixed-age learning environment rooted in curiosity, discovery and play. We are a neighborhood early learning co-op that believes curiosity is innate, learning is natural and play is often the catalyst for deep investigation. Together we create space for our kids to explore, tinker, dabble and invent. At the Cottonwood Living Room School each kid has the opportunity to fulfill his/her own creative ideas every day. And each learns to know, trust and communicate his/her individual limits. We acknowledge the city as our greatest resource and take full advantage of the civic and environmental landscape. We frequent McGolrick Park and start each morning with a neighborhood walk. Contact Sara Casey Taleff (Organizer and Lead Teacher) at email@example.com for more information.
For the second winter season we have partnered with Breaking Ground and the Department of Homeless Services to provide a respite bed program for 10 individuals in need of shelter from the cold. In the times when the program has been running the risk of death from exposure for homeless individuals in our neighborhood has been reduced significantly.