Building Community in the UWS this November

This November, the Upper West Side is full of community events! Starting with the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on November 15th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The NYC Friendship Walk will bring together hundreds of walk teams, as Buddy Pairs and other program participants walk together on a beautiful fall day at the historic Riverside Park on the Upper West Side. You yourself can join the celebration of friendship and help advance the Best Buddies mission of social inclusion. Your generosity and commitment will create life-changing possibilities for thousands in NYC. At 12:15 pm enjoy the event’s festival, where you can have fun with music, entertainment and activities for people of all ages and abilities. Dogs are welcome! Check out Friendship Walk on Facebook: or on their website at:

 Riverside Park “Leaf Lift” will take place on November 21st from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. With trees, comes leaves – and when they fall in the park, it’s necessary to clean them up. Join Riverside Park Conservancy to rake leaves off of our pathways, high-traffic areas, and lawns to prevent them from clogging storm drains, making pathways slippery, and smothering the grass. All leaves will be added to our compost pile and turned into valuable mulch for use throughout the park. Families, groups, and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Jumping in piles encouraged! For more info or to register call 212-870-3070 or email