July 24th through August 6, 2016, four wonderful volunteers worked at Conference House Park on Staten Island and historical Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Their projects included reglazing and restoring windows on the Visitor's Center at Conference House, as well as headstone balancing and waxing the famous "Angel of Music" sculpture that marks Louis Moreau Gottschalk's grave at Green-Wood. In addition to their projects volunteers also participated in events at the Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island and spent their free time exploring the famous cultural and tourist sites of New York City.
Special Thanks to John Kilcullen and Frank Morelli for being amazing site managers and hosts!
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Summer 2018 - Application for our program has begun !
Interested in volunteering this summer ? Passionate about restoration and History ?
Join our program and spend two weeks working in fascinating places in New York City.
This project will take place from the 07/23/18 to the 08/03/18.
The first week will be spent in Staten Island, at Conference House Park, where volunteers will do carpentry work on historic buildings while the second one will be spent in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Volunteers will work on the marble and bronze treasures of this historic place, in collaboration with its experienced staff.
For more information, you can contact us through our contact form or at email@example.com
This program is open to both American and French citizens.
If you are from France, please apply through our NGO partner REMPART by clicking here.
If you are living in the USA, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BROOKLYN - A group of French volunteers is sprucing up a monument for the Green-Wood Cemetery.
They are working on the Angel of Music monument, which hasn't received such care since 2012. Green-Wood says the bronze sculpture marks the grave of the United States' first internationally recognized composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who lived in the 18th Century.
The group is in New York on an exchange program sponsored by Preservation Volunteers.
Cemetery officials say they appreciate the help because it takes a lot of work to preserve the sculptures and vegetation around Green-Wood's grounds.
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