WILLIAMSBURG – This coming Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th from 10 am to 2 pm, Domino Park (South 3rd @ Kent Ave.) is inviting all neighbors to bring their naked Christmas trees to the first Mulchfest at the new park. Your tree will be turned into mulch chips, and you’ll be able to take some home for your garden or the public tree pit you’ve decided to adopt (they will have bags, organizers tell us). Good for the trees and plants, and the city.
While you are putting away the ornaments, see if you have a coat or a scarf or some such you no longer use in the closet and bring it along this weekend. Non-perishable food items are also welcome. These donations will support community groups Los Sures and the North Brooklyn Angels.
Your reward – feel good and enjoy a free hot chocolate from Tacocina, Domino Park’s taco stand, throughout the event.
This event is not related to the NYC PArks Muchfest, which is also taking place this weekend, and details about that are here.
NYC Parks’ Mulchfest this year has 22 drop-off sites in Brooklyn (see below), and you can drop your tree off between January 4 and 13, 2019.
On the final weekend of Mulchfest, January 12 and 13, at some chipping sites (indicated with an asterisk below) you can pick up mulch to take home. Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, decorations and netting from trees.
|Amazing Garden||Columbia Street and Carroll Street||Drop-off only|
|Brooklyn Bridge Park*||Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, right under the Brooklyn Bridge||Chipping|
|Brower Park||Brooklyn Avenue at Prospect Place||Drop-off only|
|Cobble Hill Park*||Clinton Street and Verandah Place||Chipping|
|Coffey Park||Dwight Street and Verona Street||Drop-off only|
|East NY Farms||622 Schenk Ave.||Drop-off only|
|Fort Greene Park*||Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue||Chipping|
|Green Space at President Street||222 Fifth Ave.||Drop-off only|
|Herbert Von King Park||Marcy Avenue and Lafayette Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Linden Park||Linden Boulevard and Vermont Street||Drop-off only|
|Maria Hernandez Park*||Suydam Street and Knickerbocker Avenue||Chipping|
|Marine Park*||East 33rd Street and Avenue U||Chipping|
|McCarren Park*||Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue||Chipping|
|McGolrick Park||Monitor Street and Driggs Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Owl’s Head Park*||68th Street and Colonial Road||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Third Street and Prospect Park West||Chipping|
|Prospect Park*||Park circle at Parkside Avenue||Chipping|
|Prospect Park||Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Red Hook Park||Lorraine Street and Henry Street||Drop-off only|
|St. John’s Recreation Center||Bergen Street between Troy Avenue and Schenectady Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Sunset Park||44th Street and 6th Avenue||Drop-off only|
|Transmitter Park||10 Kent St.||Drop-off only|
|Washington Park||Third Street and Fifth Avenue||Drop-off only|