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Good Neighbors of Park Slope


Good Neighbors of Park Slope (GNPS) is an all volunteer, non-profit, aging-in-place organization, open to residents of Park Slope and surrounding areas who are age 50 and over. Our goal is to create a network of members to make life in our neighborhood easier and more fulfilling, while maintaining our autonomy and quality of life in our homes.

Members: Be sure to log in with your username and password to have access to 'member only' features of our website.

What's Happening?
For more information and to register go to:

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


To post activities on our Calendar, contact
Activities Coordinator
or fill out this
2024 Activity Form

Only Members of GNPS can post an activity
on our calendar

To request funds for your activity/event
Activity Funding Request Form

To watch recordings of Zoom presentations
Recordings of Zoom Presentations

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For the safety of all members, please be fully vaccinated and take a Covid test if you are not feeling well. 





Good Neighbors of Park Slope is offering to connect you with another member who also wants a regular check in. 
GNPS will make the initial connection, and after that it will be a mutual relationship between members 
who call/text/email one another on a regular basis, with no further GNPS responsibility.
Please fill out this survey and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Member Check In 2024

❤️Words of Appreciation from Our Members❤️

Are  you grateful to be a member of GNPS?  We hope so! Click GNPS Appreciations to see the
many notes of thanks that were submitted for our Annual Meeting in October.
If you would like, please send your note of appreciation to
and it will be added to this list! 

A group of members has prepared information to help other groups start an organization like ours, which gives history of the organization. It is 
available here: 
Starting an Aging-in-Place Organization.

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(This section may include events that may not have been included in last e-blast and activities with 

available registration slots)

Presentations & Special Events

Horticulture Tour: Green-wood with PSP - 4/16/2024
 A Brooklyn School Teacher in the Mexican Revolution 4/16/2024
Tour Of Sunset Park Recycling Plant - 5/1/2024
Cafe De GNPS - 5/30/2024
Deadline to order tickets: May 30
GNPS Friends and Family: Cyclones Game - 7/21/2024

Monthly Meetings and Activities Open To All Members

Advocacy Committee Meeting - 4/17/2024
Activities Committee Mtg - 5/9/2024
Learning about GNPS and its website - 5/10/2024

In-Person Canasta - 4/15/2024
In-Person Scrabble Club - 4/17/2024
Strategic Games: Catan - 5/6/2024
In-Person Canasta - 5/7/2024
In-Person Pinochle - 5/14/2024
Every Tuesday Evening: Texas Holdem Online
Every Wednesday: In Person Bridge for Experienced Players

Health and Wellness Activities

Every Friday: Weekly Balance Class on zoom
Mondays and Fridays: Drop-In Meditation on zoom

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Assemblymember Carroll hosting annual Spring Clean and Green event on April 21st at Machate (aka Park) Circle entrance in Prospect Park (across from TD Bank)! We’ll have electronic recycling, textile recycling, kid's stop n' swap, and more. There are also giveaways, special services, information, and demonstrations to help you have a greener and cleaner Spring 2024.
RSVP for E-Waste here.
RC Spring Clean April 21 2024

Organizing Your Digital Legacy
Free Intro Workshop  Friday, April 26 Noon on Zoom
To Register click HERE
To view Flyer click 
Organizing Digital Legacy Flyer

From April 27 to May 19
Free Performance of Moliere's The Miser
we will be presenting 20 free performances, including 2 student mati
nees, and one fundraising opening night benefit of our 2024 mainstage production, The Miser. These performances will take place at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

The mission of Molière in the Park (MIP) is to foster empathy and unity within the diverse communities in Brooklyn through the arts. We want to share the benefits of high-quality theater with as many people as we can, and bring all of Brooklyn together.

E-Waste Recycling Event
April 28 at John Jay 
10am - 2pm


OMNI is now available for reduced fare customers!

Learn More Here

  Park Slope Library Events

Park Slope Library Calendar


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Park Slope Center for Successful Aging 
invites Good Neighbors of Park Slope
to participate in ALL activities!

See what is available on a recent PSCSA schedule:

PSCSA Schedule

For the most up-to-date information
become a member of PSCSA and receive their weekly schedule.



Meet Phyllis A. Sears
(by Ruth Gastel)

(For previous member profiles: Meet Our Members)  

😁To access the joke of the day at the bottom of this page
you must be logged into the website as a member😄


Join the GNPS Board!
We are looking for new Board members.
GNPS has elections once a year, in October and
positions on our Board will be open.
We are interested in members who have been active in GNPS
during the past 2 years and
have ideas they'd like to implement about new possibilities
for GNPS we have not yet explored.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024
Please let us know your connection to Good Neighbors and your experience
at work or as a volunteer or member of other organizations
2024 Questionnaire for Prospective Board Members


April 11 Bird Walk with Linda Ewing of the Brooklyn Bird Club.

15 hardy GNPS birders challenged the weather gods and won.

23 species of birds seen, including a palm warbler and 10 white throated sparrows!


Phyllis A. Sears


Photo caption: Phyllis is posing with the statue of Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784 - the first African-American author of a published book of poetry)- part of the Broston Women's Memorial

Sometimes you meet people who are really good at something and earn a living doing it, but that’s not what makes them tick. Their true passion lies elsewhere. One such person is Phyllis Sears.

Most of us associate Phyllis with organizing things: arranging outings to the theater and the opera, leading walking tours and, most recently, creating a Good Neighbors program called “Let’s Do This Together."

“It’s for members who would like to visit, let’s say, the Quaker Cemetery or go somewhere to watch the Solar Eclipse but don’t want to do it alone,” Phyllis explains.

It’s often things that she would like to do herself. “So now I can go with other people, and make an outing of it.”    

“I know I’m good at organizing. I spent my entire career as an event planner and a corporate travel agent in the New York metropolitan area, ending up at Goldman Sachs,” Phyllis said. “You might say that traveling is in my blood. As a kid, I traveled somewhere every summer with my parents. We had an RV and we went all over the U.S. and Western Europe,” she noted.

When her daughter was in school, Phyllis did her share of volunteering, including fundraising, and then translated that experience into working for pay, for a while, at the Prospect Park Alliance. 

But when she discovered Twitter, now X, she knew she had met her great and probably enduring love. “Social media put me in touch with a whole lot of different worlds. And one was New York Metropolitan Museum’s Media Lab.“ (At college, Phyllis majored in art history so she was in her element working in an art museum.)

“For a year, as a volunteer, I ran a social media account, along with some 25 other volunteers, mostly young people. We also did 3D printing and created video games in the museum space. The director was very shorthanded at the time so all our assignments were designed to help him.”

“The main social media account was run by professionals. The Met Media Lab, our responsibility, was much smaller and had a smaller audience. It was where the museum and hi-tech met,“ she said. “It produced blogs and articles for teachers, showing them how to use the Met to create content they could use for classes. We were a tight-knit group. When the lab was shut down, we were all very upset.”

Working in the Met Lab cemented Phyllis’s love affair with social media. “I realized what a powerful tool it was,“ she said, ”and how I could use it to share information about things I was passionately interested in,” she explained, “in particular, the stories of outstanding, and often brave, women across the world whom we never learned about in school. Through social media, I find out when plaques and statues are erected to them and then I tell their stories.” 

For instance, in 2018, a statue commemorating the British suffragette, Milicent Fawcett, was unveiled in Parliament Square, London, now the lone statue of a female among 11 men.

When she hears of a new statue, Phyllis says, she not only talks about it on her social media accounts but she marks the statues on Google Maps.

“It has been a wonderful hobby. I have met such interesting people through it and have traveled across the world to see the memorials.” 

So, if you see someone scudding across Internet, it may be Good Neighbors’ Phyllis, rushing to post the name of some new statue in a far- off land on a Google map. (Members can follow Phyllis on Facebook/Instagram/X formerly Twitter@HerstoricalMonuments.)

link to starting your own

If you would like to join in our activities and have access to all our information, consider becoming a member -- click on our Membership page for more information.

If you are having any difficulty using this site please call us at 917-947-9121
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