OUR COMMUNITY 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.
the brooklyn public library
In the past year, we have partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library to serve as a pop-up library while the Greenpoint branch undergoes renovations. We offer a small intimate space where community members can browse our selection of books, some of which have been donated from the Greenpoint branch. Our library is a space for doing homework, reading, and unwinding with a good book.
Our pop-up library is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 to 6PM, Saturday from 10AM to 1PM and Sunday from 1 to 4PM. Every Sunday at 12:30PM we host Children's Storytime. Stop by and visit!
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
“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 people come together to play music without any barriers we see them explore and grow."
Private lessons available for adults and children ages 7 and up on instruments including violin, viola, cello, voice, keyboard, guitar, drums and more.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"AdHoc is an underground music and visual culture publication created for and by a community of music lovers with a shared ethos: that of building the world you want to see using the materials at your disposal. We're a daily destination for MP3s, videos, mixes, interviews, artist's writings, and cultural commentary-- curated for quality, and with an emphasis on emerging artists and musical movements that best exemplify the new grassroots, Internet-fueled DIY.
"AdHoc is also a zine-- available in electronic and paper formats, and full of original art work and long-form features. Resurrecting the curatorial logic of zine culture, AdHoc will paint a dynamic, living landscape of the underground music world at large, setting the reflections of professional journalists and critics alongside artists, promoters, and other music-world personalities. AdHoc is a mosaic of voices, each offering its own partial illumination of underground music today, and what it means to navigate a rapidly changing industry in the era of information.
"We also throw events in New York."
LE POISSON ROUGE
Park Church Co-op is proud to present a diverse program of concerts produced by community partners such as AdHoc and Le Poisson Rouge. Shows range from rock to experimental/avant garde to New Classical and everything in between.
the brooklyn children's theatre // Tuesdays, 2:45-7pm
"Musical theatre for children by children"
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.
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!
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/110012725696878/
THE COTTONWOOD LIVING ROOM SCHOOL // Monday through thursday, 9am-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.
winter respite program
For the winter season, we partner 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. Since the genesis of this program the risk of death from exposure for homeless individuals in our neighborhood has been reduced significantly.