Monthly Newsletter
June 2023
In This Issue

President's Report

Coming Next Month!
Three Parks Annual Potluck Picnic

Club Members and Friends Turn Out for
Three Parks' 48th Annual Benefit

Thank You to the Contributors to
Our Annual Benefit

The Youth Hostel, 891 Amsterdam Ave. at
W. 103rd St., Ballroom
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 8:00 pm

The State of the City -- the Budget and Beyond
Scott Stringer
Former New York City Comptroller


Fighting Fossil Fuels in New York State
Alex Beauchamp
Northeast Region Director
Food & Water Watch

Masks are required and will be available for free
at the Hostel
8:00 pm: Call to Order
Speaker: Former NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Questions and Answers
Speaker: Alex Beauchamp, Food & Water Watch
Questions and Answers
District Leader Report
State Committee Report
President's Report
By Lorraine Zamora

On May 21, a sunny Sunday afternoon, Three Parks held its 48th annual benefit at the Ellington Café on West 105th Street and Broadway. We honored New York State Senator Cordell Cleare with the Ted Weiss Public Service Award, presented Council Member Gale Brewer with a Special Recognition Award for her many years representing District 6, and thanked the Franciscan Community Center for their senior and social services to the Upper West Side community.
Federal, state and local dignitaries, club members and friends filled the restaurant to its rafters. I thank everyone for their generous support; the names of all contributors are listed elsewhere in this newsletter. I would like to also thank the many dignitaries who attended, including Congressmembers Jerry Nadler and Adriano Espaillat, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, former NYS Senator Franz Leichter, Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell, City Comptroller Brad Lander, Borough President Mark Levine and City Council Member Shaun Abreu.
Among the Supreme Court Judicial Candidates in attendance were Suzanne Adams, Shahabuddeen Ally, Jim Clynes, Lyle Frank, Paul Goetz, Judy Kim, Gerald Lebowitz, Phaedra Perry, Leslie Stroth, and former Supreme Court Judge Helen Freedman. Among the Civil Court Judicial Candidates were Dana Catanzaro, Allison Greenfield, Mark Shawhan, Brian Krist and Ralph Wolf. Also attending were Mark Diller, former Board Chair of Community Board 7, Keith Wright, Leader of the NY County Democrats, NY State Committee Members Lynn Thomas and Daniel Marks Cohen, and District Leaders Cynthia Doty and Curtis Arluck.
Again, many thanks to all who made Three Parks’ 48th annual benefit such a huge success.
Please mark your calendars for our Wednesday, June 14 club meeting at the Hostel. We will be welcoming back our good friends, Scott Stringer, former NYC Comptroller, and Alex Beauchamp from Food & Water Watch. It will be our last club meeting until September 12, so don’t miss it. And while you have your calendar out, mark down Wednesday, July 19: that’s the date of Three Parks Annual Potluck Picnic in the Park! Details to come. Check our website at threeparksdems.org!
Stay well, keep cool and have a wonderful summer.
Coming Next Month!
Three Parks Annual Potluck Picnic
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30–8:00 pm
Please put July 19 on your calendar! Our 17th Annual Potluck Picnic will be in Central Park, on the Pool lawn just inside the entrance at 103rd Street and Central Park West. Since there are no club meetings in July and August, it’s the perfect opportunity for club members to share a lovely evening in the park, schmoozing with friends and elected officials.
We will be mailing a postcard invitation, sending email blasts and an Evite. At our June 14 club meeting, we will have a sign-up sheet for volunteers. As always, we ask you to bring a dish to share with your fellow members.
See you on July 19!
Club Members and Friends Turn Out for
Three Parks' 48th Annual Benefit

On Sunday, May 21, close to 100 Three Parks members and friends attended the Club's 48th Annual Benefit at the Ellington restaurant on Broadway. The event was a welcome occasion for so many of us to see friends and socialize in person after the long months of isolation. The crowd, which filled the restaurant's event space and spilled out onto the sidewalk, included numerous City, State, and federal elected officials. We are deeply grateful to everyone who who attended and contributed and made the event a success!

Below are some photos of the event. For more photos, click here.
Above: City Council Member Gale Brewer accepts the Club's award in gratitude for her many years of service representing the Three Parks neighborhood. She is joined by (left to right) State Committee Member Lynn Thomas, Club President Lorraine Zamora, District Leader Cynthia Doty, and State Committee Member Daniel Marks Cohen.

Right: NYS Senator Cordell Cleare accepts the Ted Weiss Public Service Award from Club President Lorraine Zamora.
Above: U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler, with Council Member Gale Brewer in the background.
Above: U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat
Above: Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine (left) and NYC Comptroller Brad Lander (right) join Three Parks Board member Steve Max.
Above: NYS Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal (second from left) is joined by Club members Daniel Marks Cohen, Cynthia Doty, and Theresa Canter.
Above: City Council Member Shaun Abreu
Thank You to the Contributors to
Our Annual Benefit

Hon. Daniel Marks Cohen
Hon. Jerrold Nadler
Hon. Shaun Abreu
Hon. Gale Brewer
John Davenport & Batya Miller
Hon. Cynthia Doty
Himmelstein McConnell
Gribben & Joseph LLP
Hon. Brad Hoylman-Sigal
Elizabeth Kellner     
Wendy Diller
 Hon. Mark Levine
 Aaron Mendelsohn & Aviva
Brenda D. Morgan
Hon. Daniel J. O’Donnell
        Lois Safian
        Doris Schreiber
        Albertha Toppins
        Chuck Wall
        Hon. Ed Wallace
Vincent & Rosemarie Brancato
        Corinne Constantine
        Mark Diller      
        Sheldon Fine
        Hon. Helen & Henry Freedman
        Mary Geissman
        Daniele Gerard
        Amy & David Hershey-Webb
        Joan & Jim Levine
        Lynn & Steve Max
        Linda Y. Peng
        Joshua Pepper
        Annie Pforzheimer & Ivan Fadul
Penelope Pi-Sunyer
        Miriam Rabban
        Debra & Michael Rand
        Roger & Lani Sanjek
        Irene Shrier
        Michael & Roschel Holland Stearns
        Hon. Scott Stringer
        Hon. Lynn Thomas
        Jeri Wellman & Nicholas Bryan
        Landon Wickham
        Lauren Williams
        Lorraine Zamora & Richard Luna
Hon. Suzanne Adams
        Hon. Shahabuddeen Ally
        Stuart Beckerman
        Hayden Brockett
        Dana Catanzaro
        Hon. Jim Clynes
        Marie Fenter
        Hon. Lyle Frank
        Hon. Paul Goetz
        Allison Greenfield
        Hon. Suzanne Jacobson
Hon. Judy Kim
        Hon. Gerald Lebovits
        Lynn Mandel
        Hon. Phaedra Perry
        Dan Roskoff
        Mark Shawhan
Jerry Skurnik
        Anne Strahle
        Hon. Leslie Stroth
        Ellen Werner
        Ralph L. Wolf
Hon. Curtis Arluck
Samuel Bartos
      Eva & Sam Beller
        Carolyn Benbow
      Lisa Berger
        Dr. Raven Brown
        Theresa Canter
        Mimi S. Daitz
        Wendy Dannett
        Naomi Draper
        Timothy Eckersley
        Ellen Flax
        Beryl Goldberg
        Judith Goldberg
        Noah Gotbaum
Marnie Hall
        Jacqueline Huey
        Brian Krist       
        Abbye Lawrence
        David & Sam Lazarus
        Raquel Lederman
Diane Livingston
        Susan Maderer
Bruce Markens
        MaryAnn Marks
        Merle McEldowney
Judith Norrell
        Alfred Placeres
        Faye & Roger Schneier
        Emily Scott
Barbara Simon
Dr. Franklin Simon
Dr. Frank Simon
        Dr. Anna Spiro
Steven Strauss
        Russell Taylor
        Carolee Thea
        Deborah Thomas
        Susan Tucker
        Christine Verzar
        George Voorhis
        Douglas Whelan
        Kitty Williston
        West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH)
Gloria Zeche
TPID Board Member Steve Max presents the Midwest Academy Award to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. (Shown with Heather Booth, founder of the Midwest Academy school for organizers.)
The occasion is the Academy's 50th anniversary celebration on May 17 in Washington, DC. Steve has been an Academy trainer since its first session in 1973, and is the co-author of its manual "Organizing for Social Change."
 Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Club Meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 PM
Three Parks Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 5:00 PM
Potluck picnic in Central Park
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