Monday, October 17, 2011

Help The Old Stone House

Our friends at The Old Stone House have a challenge grant that they need to match. We thought we would help them spread the word. Read below but note that some of the events mentioned have recently taken place:

Dear Neighbor,

During the past 6 years, your support has helped the Old Stone House transform Washington Park and JJ Byrne Playground into the liveliest small park in Brooklyn. The playground renovation is on schedule for completion in March 2012. It is going to be spectacular! We are also planning a major renovation in our gallery space that is an exciting and innovative interpretation of the story of the Old Stone House, focused on the Battle of Brooklyn and life during the 18th century here in our community.

And now, the Brooklyn Community Foundation has offered us a challenge grant to raise $10,000 from you, our neighbors, to signal your support for our efforts.

While the city and state cut "non-essential" programs, the Old Stone House is filling the gaps. We continue to expand our history and environmental education programs, which served more than 7,000 students last year. Our fall season opens with a Bitters Cocktail Tasting on October 15 to celebrate Polybe + Seats English-language premiere of Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers. In addition to great readings by authors Brian Merlis, Isabel Hill and Gina Barreca, we'll also host community events including the Brooklyn Bike Jumble and our annual Harvest Fest with Park Slope Parents.

PLEASE help us meet this fall fundraising challenge to support the Old Stone House and Washington Park. Your gifts are the most important part of our income, and this donation will be matched one-to-one by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, one of OSH's core funders. We need your participation to reach the $10,000 mark to fulfill the challenge.

Learn more about our upcoming events and donate online or send your donation to Old Stone House, P.O. Box 150613, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Help us keep YOUR local park strong.

There you go! Please, help out in any way that you can!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great idea! I can't wait to visit the park and playground with my kids. Buildings made from stones truly last for years compared to other materials. Your program not only helps people but also maintain the living history of your community.