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Summer 2011 – BAN held a bake/book sale and fundraiser for the Briarwood branch of the Queens Library and
raised over $600

September 11, 2011- BAN organized a “Day of service” project cleaning up Hoover Park in honor of the tenth
anniversary of 9/11






October 15, 2011 – BAN organized Briarwood’s first participation in citywide “It’s My Park Day” Hoover Park was
cleaned, raked and painted






October 17, 2011 – BAN organized a community meeting with representatives from several departments and
agencies to get information on the Kew Gardens Interchange Project







December 2011 – BAN organized a food and diaper drive to benefit the families at the Briarwood Family Residence




April 26, 2012 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting on recycling





May 19, 2012 – BAN organized spring 2012 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park




August 25, 2012 – BAN organized a rally at the Briarwood subway station to protest deteriorating neighborhood
conditions related to the Kew Gardens Interchange Project construction






August 29, 2012 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting on redistricting decisions and their effects on
Briarwood residents






October 15, 2012 – BAN helped organize an interagency meeting hosted and chaired by Queens Borough
President Helen Marshall to discuss ongoing issues related to the Kew Gardens Interchange Project




October 21, 2012 - BAN organized fall 2012 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park






November 1, 2012 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting on the job search resources and services
available in the Queens Library system






November 2012 – BAN arranged with NYPD-Transit District 20 to locally collect donations for people affected by
Hurricane Sandy’s devastation






December 2012 – BAN organized a food and diaper drive to benefit the families at the Briarwood Family Residence





November 25, 2012 – January 2, 2013 – BAN organized a toy drive for the children at the Briarwood Family
Residence






April 24, 2013 – BAN held a Community Meeting to exchange information and ideas with the community




May 4, 2013 - BAN organized spring 2013 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park





Summer 2013 - BAN organized an arts and crafts supplies donation drive for the children at the Briarwood Family
Residence





Summer 2013 - BAN organized a household goods donation drive for the families at the Briarwood Family
Residence






June 2013 - BAN issued Letter of Complaint to the agencies involved in the Kew Gardens Interchange Project
about continuing neighborhood issues related to the project -
Click here to see a copy of the letter

August 14, 2013 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting providing an update on the Kew Gardens
Interchange Project with the Project engineer






August 17, 2013 – BAN organized a summer outing to tour Rufus King Manor Museum and Park in Jamaica





Ongoing through 2013 - BAN organized the “Briarwood Votes” project hoping to increase both the number of
registered voters and voter turnout within Briarwood






September 21, 2013 – BAN organized a walking tour of Maple Grove Cemetery






October 19, 2013 - BAN organized fall 2013 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park






October 30, 2013 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting on Estate Planning



























December 2013 – BAN organized a food and diaper drive to benefit the families at the Briarwood Family Residence



December 2013 – BAN organized a toy drive for the children at the Briarwood Family Residence





January 20, 2014 – Queens Courier names BAN president,Aida Vernon as a Star of Queens. -  
See article here.



January 30, 2014 – BAN held an informative Community Meeting where NYPD representatives answered safety
questions and registered attendees' portable electronics as part of an 'Operation ID' event.



March 9, 2014 – BAN organized a winter field trip to the Queens Museum






May 3, 2014 - BAN organized spring 2014 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park






June 30, 2014 - BAN hosted a free Puppet Show, “Little Red’s Hood”, put on by CityParks PuppetMobile.






August 6, 2014 - BAN held an informative Community Meeting on Reducing Housing Costs for Seniors.





September 13, 2014 - BAN hosted a ‘Day of Service and Remembrance’ Volunteer Event in honor and
remembrance of the victims of 9/11 and the heroes who rose in service in response to the attacks. We cleaned,
raked, painted, spread mulch, and cleared over 25 bags of garbage at Briarwood Playground.



October 18, 2014 - BAN organized fall 2014 “It’s My Park Day” activities beautifying Hoover Park







November 1, 2014 - December 15, 2014 - BAN organized a toy drive for the children at the Briarwood Family
Residence. On Tuesday, December 2, 'Giving Tuesday', BAN collected toys for the drive at Briarwood Library.
Click here to read the Thank You from the Briarwood Residence Program Coordinator
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left to right (BAN board member Zina Zimmerman, Partnership for Parks-Director of
Outreach Programs for Manhattan and Queens, Anthony Martinez, BAN member Rosalie
Quinones, BAN President, Aida Vernon (with award), Partnership for Parks-Queens
Outreach Coordinator, Claudette Ramos, BAN Vice-President, Sylvia Sherman)
November 16, 2013. Briarwood Action Network (BAN) President Aida
Vernon (center with award) receiving the "Golden Trowel Award" on
behalf of BAN. This award was given to BAN by NYC Parks
Department/Partnership for Parks for BAN's outstanding "It's My Park
Day" activities.
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