After Santa’s debut along the parade route, some 160 of New York’s Strongest will spring into action, cleaning up all the “leftovers” from the annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Following the parade in 2021, Sanitation crews picked up more than 27 tons of debris.
The New York City Department of Sanitation, the country’s largest municipal waste agency, will hold a ceremonial walkout of its headquarters to honor departing Commissioner Edward Grayson as he concludes his career at the agency.
Santa is not the last one on the Thanksgiving Day parade route-it will be one of nearly 100 DSNY employees who are responsible for cleaning and removing the debris left behind! While parade spectators start heading home to their Thanksgiving meals, our employees are just starting to clean the route.
The New York City Department of Sanitation will hold an outdoor Graduation, Promotion and Award ceremony for nearly 1,000 Department employees, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Maimonides Park (1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn) at 11:00am.
Mayor de Blasio announced announced that NYC Service had engaged nearly 2,000 volunteers to answer letters from 3,400 New York City children and families in need this holiday season through Secret Snowflake, which is a holiday gift giving initiative.
Want to do something fun with your pumpkin after Halloween? Bring your pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds to Pumpkin Smash events throughout the city. Hosted by the NYC Compost Project and GrowNYC in partnership with DSNY, the events allow participants to smash their pumpkins!
Mayor de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Nigro gave their remarks at a dedication ceremony honoring FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. where de Blasio spoke of the bravery it took Arroyo to take on her job in the FDNY.
First Lady Chirlane McCray and NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin held a ceremony at Gracie Mansion to recognize over 400 New Yorkers who volunteered 500 hours or more of their time to serve their communities
NYC Service announced the launch of the NYC National Service Support Center, which provides training, technical assistance, capacity building resources, and consultations to nearly 40 service year programs across the City.
First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrated the holiday season with children from across the five boroughs at Gracie Mansion. “The People’s House”was open to nearly 400 children from the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of Homeless Services.