Friends Of Pel Bay Park’s Fundraiser

(l-r) Pelham Bay Park administrator Mary Ann Anderson; Cherrie Greenhalgh, Bartow-Pell Conservancy immediate past president; NYC Parks commissioner Mitchell Silver; honoree Ellen Bruzelius; judge Lizbeth Gonzalez, FPBP president and Marisol Halpern, FPBP vice president.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

In keeping with tradition, the Friends of Pelham Bay Park welcomed the spring season with its annual fundraiser on Thursday, April 6 at the Pelham Split Rock Golf Clubhouse, honoring three special friends who support the park.

This year’s honorees included Councilman James Vacca; Ellen Bruzelius, former Bartow Pell Mansion Museum director and Jorge Santiago, Bronx environmental activist and historian.

All funds raised will support all-natural play elements at Pond Walk, the accessible wetland area in the Playground for All Children.

Local environmental activist and historian Jorge Santiago (c) was honored by (l-r) Mary Ann Anderson, NYC Parks commissioner Silver, judge Lizbeth Gonzalez and Marisol Halpern.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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