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Hundreds of NYU Volunteers Paint, Clean Up Park and Plant Flowers With Local School Kids WHAT: In one of the city’s great annual rites of spring, New York University will host its 14th annual VIP (Village Improvement Program) Day, with scores of NYU volunteers joining Parks Commissioner Henry Stern and local school children to plant flowers, paint benches and fences, and spruce up in Washington Square Park
WHO: NYU President L. Jay Oliva, Children from P.S. 41, The Grace Church School, and the Village Community School NYU Students and Employees
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 10:00 am (clean up starts at 9:00 am)
WHERE: Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
PLANNING / NEWS BRIEF NICE VISUALS of kids planting flowers and New Yorkers cleaning up an important park. The VIP Day park clean-up is part NYU’s “University-Wide Week of Service,” which rallies hundreds NYU students, faculty and staff to perform dozens of service projects at community-based-organizations and Greenwich Village sites.