USD 2018: Cunningham Park (Oakland Gardens, Queens)
NATURE & PURPOSE OF SERVICE SITE:
Cunningham Park: The rolling terrain of Cunningham Park was carved out by glaciers nearly 20,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans, ancestors of the Mantinecocks, were the first people to settle in the area, arriving about 7000 years ago. They fished, hunted, and later farmed near the shores of Little Neck and Flushing Bays. Dutch colonists arrived in the area in the early 1600s and were followed by the English. During the American Revolution, British soldiers occupied the area and clear-cut most of the native forests for firewood. The rural landscape of eastern Queens remained largely intact until the economic boom and population explosion of the first decades of the 20th century.
USD volunteers will assist with general cleanup of the park and painting. If possible, please bring gloves to be used at the site and dress appropriately.
79-0-79-82 Hollis Hills Terrace,
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
Google Map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/GZpejACVVdD2
Transportation is NOT provided for this site (about a 20 minute walk from Queens Campus).
USD volunteers should leave the Queens campus at approximately 10:00am to arrive at the site no later than 10:30am. The service project should conclude at approximately 1:30pm.
- Saturday, September 22, 2018
- 10:00am - 2:00pm