Monthly Newsletter

February 2024

In This Issue

President's Report

District Leader Report

Feb. 14 Endorsement Vote: Candidate for NYS Assembly

100+ Volunteers Send 4400+ Postcards to Queens Voters

Three Parks Celebrates the New Year

Judicial Candidate Virtual Forum

Almost There! Riverside Park Bench for Cynthia Doty


(First of Two Meetings This Month)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Youth Hostel, 891 Amsterdam Ave. at

W. 103rd St., Ballroom

 *** NOTE NEW TIME: 7:30 pm ***

Speakers on Behalf of Candidates for

NYS Assembly Member, District 69

Endorsement Vote

(Ballot box open from 7:45 to 9:00 pm)

Presentations by/for Candidates for US Congress

Invited Candidates or Surrogates:

Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Rep. Jerry Nadler

Presentations by Candidates for

Our NY State Senate Districts (30 & 47)

Sen. Cordell Cleare

State Senator, Dist. 30

See profile here.

Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal

State Senator, Dist. 47

See profile here.

Presentation by Candidate for

District Leader (Female)

Theresa Canter

See profile here.

Nominations for Candidates for

Judicial Delegate

The endorsement vote for the above candidates will take place at the special Feb. 21 Club meeting.


7:15 pm: Sign in

7:30 pm: Call to Order

Speakers on behalf of candidates for NYS Assembly, District 69

Endorsement Vote

Speakers: Candidates/Surrogates for US Congress

Speakers: Candidates for NY State Senate, Districts 30 & 47

Questions and Answers

Speaker: Candidate for District Leader (Female)

Nominations for candidates for Judicial Delegate

District Leader Report

State Committee Report


Masks will be available for free at the Hostel

Special Extra February Club Meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Youth Hostel, 891 Amsterdam Ave.

at W. 103rd St., Ballroom

*** 7:30 pm ***

Because of this year's busy endorsement schedule, Three Parks will hold a second Club meeting in February.

At this second meeting there will be endorsement votes for candidates for US Congress, NY State Senate, and District Leader (Female). There will also be presentations by candidates for Democratic State Committee, Civil Court Judges, and Judicial Delegates, and endorsement votes for candidates for those posts.

Watch your email for further details.

President's Report

By Lorraine Zamora


Three Parks has a busy year coming up in 2024, and we’re off to a great start.


On a sunny afternoon in mid January, thanks to Lois Safian, our Special Events Director, and her amazing committee, more than 125 Three Parks family, friends and dignitaries got together at Street Taco on Broadway and W. 102nd Street to enjoy a few hours of chatting and schmoozing over an ample buffet of margaritas, guacamole and tacos. It was elbow-to-elbow and a steady buzz of conversation, but the best proof of the party’s success was the number of times we had to remind everyone that our time at Street Taco was up and we had to leave.

Read More.

District Leader Report

By Daniel Marks Cohen

As we march towards petitioning beginning at the end of this month, I wanted to inform the Club about my support for two candidates for public office. Paramount to the Club should be the next Assembly member representing the 69th AD, succeeding incumbent Daniel O’Donnell, who is not seeking re-election after 22 years in office. As some of you may know, I briefly considered running for this seat myself, and weighed the impact of the campaign on me and my family versus supporting someone else for the seat. Ultimately, I decided not to pursue the seat, as I am still getting back on my feet from the 2021 City Council campaign for the 7th district, and while it is tempting to jump into another race, I am just not in the right space, mentally, to undertake that journey. But while there are several candidates who are prepared to take that step, one of them rises above the rest, and that is Micah Lasher. I have known Micah his entire life and have watched him develop from a young man and colleague into a committed public servant without peer. He has devoted much of his adult life to public service, including working for candidates and elected officials including a Mayor, a State Attorney General, and the current Governor. His knowledge and reach, his energy and empathy, and his deep experience and sense of humor would serve us well in the 69th AD, and I am proud to endorse him for State Assembly.

Read More.

Feb. 14 Endorsement Vote:

Candidate for NYS Assembly

Back in January, Three Parks members and friends heard presentations from candidates for NYS Assembly Member from our District. The endorsement vote to choose a candidate for the June Primary will take place at the Feb. 14 Club meeting. The following candidates will be on the endorsement ballot.

Candidates for NYS Assembly

Micah Lasher

Dir. of Policy for Gov. Kathy Hochul

Eli Northrup

Public Defender

Carmen Quinones

President, NYCHA Frederick Douglass Houses Association

Melissa Rosenberg

Member, Community Board 7

Barry Weinberg

Vice Chair, Community

Board 9

Read profiles of the candidates here.

To hear an audio recording of candidates' presentations, click here.

Make Sure You Are Eligible to Vote!

In order to vote to endorse candidates and for the Board and officers, you must be a member of Three Parks Independent Democrats. Also, your dues must be current for the year in which the endorsement vote is held. In addition, you must have attended, as a member, at least one Club meeting in the six months prior to the endorsement vote. For new members, membership becomes effective one month after dues payment. For more information and a list of eligible voters, click here.

100+ TPID Volunteers Send 4400+ Postcards to Queens Voters to Help Take Back Congress

Thanks and congratulations to all the Three Parks members and friends who made our latest postcards-to-voters campaign a huge success!

The special election on Feb. 13 in the 3rd Cong. District (northern Nassau County and eastern Queens) offers a huge opportunity for Democrats to regain a seat in Congress and move closer to taking back the House. TPID volunteers took up the challenge! During January, they wrote a whopping 4400 postcards to young registered Democrats in Queens, urging them to vote in support of Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi.

TPID Board members Lynn Max and Steve Max display the huge stack of postcards written by TPID volunteers and ready for mailing to voters in Queens.

More than 100 Club members and friends took part in the postcard campaign. Board members Lynn Max and Steve Max managed the operation and mailed off the final total on Jan. 31. All in all, a terrific kickoff for the 2024 campaign season!

The Campaign Continues: Canvassing Voters on Long Island

Following up on the postcard campaign, Club members and friends traveled to Long Island on Feb. 4 to knock on doors to get out the vote for Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi in the special Congressional election. Here are the Three Parks canvassers at Democratic campaign headquarters in New Hyde Park, Long island..

Deadline to Change Party Enrollment for a 2024 Primary

Application must be received by the Board of Elections by

February 14, 2024

(Applies to April 2 Presidential primary and June 25 federal, state, and local primary.)

Three Parks Celebrates

the New Year

On Sunday, January 21, an overflow crowd of Three Parks members and friends gathered at the Street Taco restaurant on Broadway to eat, drink, socialize, and celebrate the New Year. Joining with us for this festive occasion were many of our esteemed local elected officials. We want to thank to everyone who attended and made the party a huge success. And we hope you thoroughly enjoyed those delicious taco appetizers, margaritas, and sangria!

(above) At the New Year's party, from left to right: NYS Senator John Liu, District Leaders Theresa Canter and Daniel Marks Cohen, NYS Senator Cordell Cleare, Rep. Jerry Nadler, and Three Parks President Lorraine Zamora.

Judicial Candidate Virtual Forum

Wednesday, February 7



Register at https://bit.ly/countywideforum

Tune in on Wednesday to hear this year's Countywide Civil Court Candidates discuss their nominations with Manhattan District Leaders. 


If you are a County Committee Member, Judicial Delegate, or just curious about judicial selection, this is your opportunity to learn more about the process.

All are welcome to attend!

We're Almost There!

Riverside Park Bench to Honor Cynthia Doty

The West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association reports that the campaign to "adopt" a Riverside Park Bench in honor of Cynthia Doty -- our late District Leader as well as the Association Chair -- is close to reaching its goal. So if you have not so far contributed, please consider donating to the Riverside Park Conservancy in Cynthia's memory.

  • To donate by credit card, click here. Once you’ve filled out your information, select the “Special Tribute” button and then “In Memory of ” and enter Cynthia’s name. (Leave the field regarding the engraving blank.)
  • To donate by check, make the check out to “Riverside Park Conservancy” with Cynthia’s name in the memo line, and mail to Riverside Park Conservancy, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 455, New York, NY 10115.

Don't Miss Out! Renew Your Three Parks Membership Now for 2024

Click here or mail in the membership form at the

end of this newsletter.

 Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 PM

Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 PM

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8:00 PM

Three Parks Board Meeting

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 7:30 PM

Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 8:00 PM

Three Parks Board Meeting

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 7:30 PM

Three Parks Club Meeting

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors of the articles and are not necessarily representative of Three Parks.
Lorraine Zamora
Chuck Wall

District Leader

Theresa Canter

Daniel Marks Cohen

State Committee

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