Three Parks Independent Democrats has been an active participant in Upper West Side politics for more than 35 years. The Club works to elect Democratic candidates who demonstrate ability, integrity, and progressive convictions and to maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood and beyond.
Our major issues currently include fighting to ban fracking in New York State, close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, and preserve and strengthen Social Security.
In addition, Three Parks supports a moratorium on charter school expansion in New York City and opposes the co-location of any charter schools within District 3. We also participate in the Sweatshop Free Campaign on behalf of low-wage workers in restaurants and other businesses.
Three Parks meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Youth Hostel, 103rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. If you are a registered Democrat and live or work on the Upper West Side, then you should join Three Parks Independent Democrats. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Susan Lerner (left) with Congressmembers Nadler, Maloney and Rangel
Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause received the Jesse Crawford Community Service Award at the Three Parks 2013 Benefit. Carolyn Maloney who represents the 12th District on the Upper East Side, received the Ted Weiss Public Service Award.
Photo From West Side Rag
Part of the crowd at the Three Parks / MoveOn vigil to end gun violence who met to
share their grief with the famlies of the victims, and call for effective gun control. download gun control petition here
Election night: Obama Victory Campaign Center volunteers celebrate with Congressman Nadler. The Campaign Center also worked successfully to elect Sean Patrick Maloney against incumbent House member Nan Hayworth a Tea Party candidate in Westchester, Elizabeth Warren against incumbent US Senator Scott Brown in MA and Chris Murphy who defeated Linda McMahon to win the CT Senate seat that has been held by Joseph Lieberman. More campaign photos here
Dancing begins at the annual Three Parks holiday party. More photos.
A few of the over 210 people who came to enjoy the festivities with Three Parks. More photos.
Three Parks members and friends enjoy the annual July picnic in Central Park. For many more photos go to the Three Parks FaceBook page here. If you are not on FaceBook, see the photos here.
The Three Parks members demand that Governor Cuomo ban fracking in New York State. The May demonstration was outside his office.
The Three Parks 37th Annual Benefit was a huge success. Here, District Leader Bob Botfeld, Honoree Assembly Member Deborah Glick, District Leader Cynthia Doty, Honoree Community Voices Heard members Ann Bragg, Agnes Rivera, Sondra Youdelman, Abigail McGloster, and Carmen Pineiro, and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito enjoy the festivities. Click for more photos to see that a splendid time was had by all!
Three Parks members demonstrate to stop gas drilling (hydrofracking) in New York State.
During the ongoing crisis in Japan, Three Parks members are stepping up our campaign to close the Indian Point nuclear reactors. This 40-year old plant--up for 20-year license extensions--is on the Hudson only 20 miles from our neighborhood. It was built on an earthquake fault.
Three Parks 2011 Benefit Award Winners Noah Gotbaum, President, Community Education Council, District 3; Hon. Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General; and Mark Diller (right), Chair, Youth, Education & Libraries Committee, Community Board 7 with Congressmember Jerry Nadler. Background - Annie Petrus.
Three Parks members at the MoveOn rally to support Wisconsin and New York public employees.
Three Parks members on the steps of City Hall demonstrate to support strengthening rent regulation.
In front of the ABC studio - Three Parks members support Eric Schneiderman at the taping of the first Attorney General debate.
REPEAL THE DEAL! Three Parks District Leader Cynthia Doty addresses a group protesting the Jewish Home and Hospital's attempt to swap land with a for-profit developer. JHH was given an exemption from zoning laws to build a new facility on 106th St. If they get their way, it will now become a highrise condo. explains the situation. Behind her is Assemblymember O'Donnell, to the left Council Member Mark-Viverito.
Three Parks always against the Iraq War.
May 22, 2013
Sixth and Seventh
Presentations by candidates for the Seventh Council District
(14 announced candidates invited)
Also invited - Candidates for Civil Court
6th District City Council - voting from 8:15 to 9:00 pm for 1st ballot. If needed, 2nd and 3rd ballots to follow.
7th District City Council - voting from 9:00 to 9:45 pm for 1st ballot. If needed, 2nd and 3rd ballots to follow.
Only eligible members may vote.
Members may vote both the 6th and 7th district ballots regardless of your address.
891 Amsterdam Ave.
at 103rd Street
Our District Leader, Cynthia Doty, receives the West Side Federation of Neighborhood and Block Associations' 2012 Community Service Award, here presented by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal.
Volunteers board a bus to camapign in Philadelphia.
Civil Court Judge, Kelly Levy petitions with Milivoy Samurovich
At the health care rally
Part of the Health Care Rally Crowd
Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, sponsor of NY State single payer legislation.
Three Parks members at the Health Care rally
March to the Harlem rally for Obama 2008.
Health Care Petitions
Times Square March For Health Care
Left to right: Councilmember Inez Dickins, Corine Pettey, Ellen Flax and Marie Lunn.