Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza ~  224 East 47th St, Suite 339  ~ New York , NY 10017    tel 212-826-8980
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Healthy Parks Make Healthy Neighborhoods
We're a nonprofit community organization whose mission is the beautification, preservation and vitality of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, the historic “Gateway to the United Nations” and home to the Katharine Hepburn Garden, the largest public garden on the east side of midtown Manhattan. 
 
We work in partnership with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, city government, and all who share our commitment to public greenspace.As civil custodians and park watchdog, we keep the park clean and green and organize events to foster community.  
 
Donations and grant support to Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza help fill the gap left by decades of staff cuts to the NYC Parks Department and the city’s chronically inadequate funding of maintenance for its municipal park system, the nation’s largest. 
Oasis in Turtle Bay
In the late 1990s, an ambitious reconstruction transformed the once neglected park into a distinguished landscape befitting its name. From the entrance dome at Second Avenue and East 47th Street, an elegant promenade leads to the United Nations. The block-long plaza is bordered by six fountains featuring distinctive iron-lattice pergolas. A granite seating wall connects the fountains, bounded by a naturalistic garden. Park amenities include a café with outdoor seating. Prestigious institutions face the park block, including the Japan Society, Family School and Holy Family Church, as well as the residential Trump World Tower and Embassy House. 
In 1961, the park was named after Dag Carl Agne Hammarskjold, the second secretary general of the UN, who was posthumously awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. 
Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is a nonprofit 501(c)(3 )organization. 
Contributions are tax deductible. 

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PARK LOCATION
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is located on East 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues (UN Plaza) in New York City.
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DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA
Gateway to the United Nations
 East 47th Street @ 1st & 2nd Ave. 
New York, New York

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Wed. April 24:Check out "Bottles in Bloom" art display of 6 baskets on lampposts.Attend "Meet the Artist" ceremony at 5:30 PM. Visit the Greenmarket Recycling and Compost booths. Pick up  a metal water bottle at the Friends donation booth. Sign the "Take Back the Tap" Pledge. Kids activities at mid-day. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS
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SCULPTURE EXHIBIT  
Love & Peace Poppy by Ana Tzarev on display through April 2014. Constructed of fiberglass. 


GREENMARKET-- Wednesdays Shop for  farm-fresh produce, fish and organic meat, plus plants, flowers, dairy products. You can also recycle clothing and shoes. Check out the compost facility too!