Black Flower Agency, a group brand of MCI, recently volunteered at The Battery Conservancy in Downtown New York as part of MCI’s annual Dream Day event. Dream Day is a special day that MCI offices set aside for dreaming… to encourage big thinking, giving back, and building community.
As Battery Conservancy’s project requirements vary throughout different points of the year, there are always different projects in need of attention each week. These include weeding, painting and oiling the benches, and park clean up among many other responsibilities. We had quite the task working to trim back Aster October Skies plants, which are located throughout the entire park. Despite some rain, it was a great day spending time outside of the office with our colleagues.
And most of all, it felt satisfying to give back to the city that we love so much. Since Battery Conservancy is free and open at all times, it’s a popular place for both New Yorkers and tourists, not to mention the 15 million annual visitors to the Battery and Downtown area. Our work will undoubtedly be seen by many people!
We wrapped up Dream Day at Sauce and Barrel, a pizzeria/Italian restaurant, for lunch where the team shared a meal and conversation to get to know each other a bit better, while discussing our dreams for the future.
Hopefully, we will be able to take a trip back this October to see the aster plants in full bloom once they grow in. By taking an active role in the cultural rebirth of Downtown Manhattan, our team members got to connect with nature and develop a deeper appreciation for the rebirth of New York’s Historic Battery.
Until next time!