SATURDAY 5/18: UWS West 75th Street Block Association Planting Day

If you’re looking to exercise your green thumb, the West 75th Street Block Association is holding their annual Planting Day on Saturday (5/18). Projects will take place on W. 75th between Columbus and Central Park West, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

SATURDAY 5/18: Volunteers Needed In Riverside Park For “It’s My Park Day” Projects

If you’re looking to for a volunteer opportunity and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, the Riverside Park Conservancy is looking for people to help out with various projects this Saturday (5/18) for It’s My Park Day. Volunteers are needed between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at various locations around the park.

SATURDAY 4/20: Annual “Family Volunteer Day” In Central Park

If you’re looking for a family activity tomorrow morning (Saturday, 4/20), Central Park is holding its annual Family Volunteer Day: “Help prepare the grounds for another beautiful spring and summer season with a mulching project. The Conservancy’s horticultural volunteer coordinators will guide the project and provide you with tools and gloves.”

SATURDAY 3/16: Volunteers Needed For Riverside Park Spring Clean Up Day

Spring is just one week away and, with temperatures hovering near 50 today, it’s already starting to feel like it. The Riverside Park Conservancy is holding a Spring Clean Up Day this Saturday (3/16) and is looking for volunteers to help out at various locations throughout Riverside Park. Volunteers will work with RPC staff to [...]

West Side Campaign Against Hunger Kicks Off Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I believe for most MUW readers the day will be filled with food and family. Unfortunately, hunger is still a problem for many people around the city, and the West Side Campaign Against Hunger has just kicked off their annual Turkey Drive.

REMINDER: Blood Drive At Upper West Side JCC Today (Sunday) — 12:30 To 5:00 pm

Mentioned this on Friday, but here’s a reminder: JCC In Manhattan (334 Amsterdam, at 76th), in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, is holding a blood drive today. Superstorm Sandy has left the NYC blood supply at extremely low levels and donors are urgently needed.

SUNDAY: Free Bus Transportation From UWS To Sandy Relief Sites — Must RSVP By 5 pm Friday

Great opportunity get involved with Sandy relief efforts this weekend. NYC MORE (Marathon Of Relief Efforts) and JackRabbit Sports are organizing free bus transportation for up to 500 volunteers to hard-to-reach areas requiring assistance on Sunday (11/11). One of the bus pick-up/drop-off locations is on the Upper West Side, at the Jackrabbit store at 140 W. [...]

SAVE THE DATES: Trio Of UWS Blood Drives Coming Up; Donors Urgently Needed

In the aftermath of Sandy, Upper West Siders and New Yorkers have shown amazing acts of generosity by donating clothing and goods, as well as their time and energy, to those in need. One thing that is still in short-supply around New York City is blood. The New York Blood Center issued press releases on [...]

UWS Photo: Lots Sandy Relief Donations At Firehouse Tavern + Other UWS Sandy Relief Notes

Posted yesterday about UWS Firehouse Tavern serving as a collection point for donations for Sandy Relief efforts (522 Columbus, between 85th & 86th). @kittykatmc snapped this photo of the action outside Firehouse earlier today. I was told yesterday they’d be collecting through 5:00 pm today, but I just got off the phone with someone at [...]

Upper West Side JCC Collecting Sandy Donations Sunday & Monday; Volunteers Needed

UPDATE 11/5 @ 3:35 pm: Just saw this update on the JCC Facebook page: We do not need any more volunteers today. Donations can still be dropped off until 9:30 pm tonight. We ONLY need the following: Easy to eat non perishable food, Flash light batteries (AAA, AA, C, and D), Flash lights, Diapers and [...]