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Jackie Robinson Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Saturday, June 10, 2006 Celebrates the Renovation by New York Junior League Volunteers in Partnership With NYC Parks & Recreation

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2006-06-12 06:23:32     

The New York Junior League (NYJL) has successfully completed an ambitious five-week renovation at Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan. The Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place Saturday, June 10, and featured remarks from Sonya Pankey granddaughter of baseball icon Jackie Robinson, Commissioner Adrian Benepe, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Assemblyman Hermann "Denny" Farrell, NYC District 7 Council-member, Robert Jackson and NYJL President Cynthia Cathcart. The newly renovated band shell will include performances by the Children's Aid Society Chorus and the Jo-Lee Dancers.

About the New York Junior League

For more than 100 years, the NYJL, a charitable, non-profit organization of trained women volunteers has been a leader in identifying and responding to unmet community needs. Almost 3000 volunteers collectively donate over 120,000 hours of direct community service to better the lives of women and children in new York City each year, through direct service, collaborations with other community organizations and advocacy, the NYJL provides a positive force for change within the communities it serves.

About the City of New York/Parks & Recreation

New York City's Parks & Recreation Department oversees the cleaning and greening of the city's over 28,000 acres of parklands. Parks & Recreation's principal mission is to ensure that parks, playgrounds, beaches, recreation facilities, historic houses, and statues and monuments are clean, safe and attractive for the health and enjoyment of the people.

Mission Statement: The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The New York Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism. No woman shall be excluded from membership because of race, religion, national origin or disability.

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