Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today! Haunted Forest Halloween Festival at Whalen Park!

Reminder that the Haunted Forest Halloween Festival is at Whalen Park today at 3:00! 

Please join us for fun and games!

Halloween Story time starts at 3:30
Carnival Games
Halloween Photos

Whalen Park and is next to the library, behind Foodtown on 205th Street. All children (up to age of 10) are invited, but must have a parent present to attend. Please leave all dogs and other pets at home.

Please visit and thank our following sponsors who helped to make this event possible. Mosholu Preservation Corporation, Jerome-Gun Hill Bid, Crunch Gym, Sal’s Pizzeria, Bainbridge Pharmacy, Hillside Meat Market, Beso’s Lounge, Diamond Beauty Supply & The Salty Caramel.

Event is organized by the Friends of the Oval, Mosholu Parkland, Kossuth Park and local community members.

Organizers and volunteers are hard at work setting up right now.  
Please come by with the kids at 3:00 and have a great time this afternoon!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Council Member Cohen Announced Funding for the Skate Park!

At the Oval this afternoon, City Council Member Andrew Cohen held a press conference where he announced funding for the long-awaited skate park!

The Council Member also took to twitter:

Coverage from the Bronx Chronicle:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Norwood Slow Zone Party

Last Saturday, the Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval hosted a party to celebrate the Norwood Slow Zone.

FOTWO has long been concerned about pedestrian safety in our community, especially around the park, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped bring improvements to our neighborhood. Norwood was among the first neighborhoods selected in the city for a Slow Zone. We thank all the following:

  • Assemblymembers Jeffrey Dinowitz and Mark Gjonaj, who submitted the application for the Slow Zone 
  • The 52nd Precinct Community Council, Bronx Community Board 7, the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, Montefiore, and former Councilmember Koppell, who submitted letters of support, along with FOTWO
  • The New York City Department of Transportation for supporting Norwood's application and performing all the work to turn it into a reality
  • The 52nd Precinct, which is doing the ongoing work to educate drivers and take enforcement action against unsafe driving

We call out Daniel Johnson for special recognition. Daniel worked hard for our community when he was on Assemblymember Dinowitz's staff, and his efforts to pull together the successful Slow Zone application was just one example. We are glad that he will continue to work with our community now that he is on staff with our new Councilmember, Andrew Cohen.

It is also worth noting that both Elisabeth von Uhl and Dilletta Pina (both with FOTWO) spent considerable time on separate efforts to gather many of the petition signatures in support of the Slow Zone.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


We got the stickers for kids who help out in the park!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefit Fund to start a new tree care program at the Oval. Two members of FOTWO will become certified tree pruners. We will also be able to purchase tree care equipment and then facilitate volunteer events to take care of the trees, as well as educating others on proper tree care.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FOTWO Meeting & Whalen Park Clean-up

Two upcoming events

Meeting of Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval
Monday, April 14 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
2nd floor meeting room in the Recreation Center
All are welcome!

Whalen Park Clean-up
April 26 at 10:30 am
Please join us and help spruce up the little park by the library
There will also be a presentation by a certified tree pruner about caring for neighborhood trees
We hope to see you there!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bronx Parks Speak Up

The 20th Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up is this Saturday!

Saturday, February 22nd, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Music Building at Lehman College, you can participate with the leaders and volunteers that make our parks great. Make sure to stop by the Friends of the Oval table!

Get directions from Google Maps:,-73.893592&spn=0.004259,0.009162&iwloc=0004f2a4245d9b7279343

Friday, January 3, 2014

Friends of the Williamsbridge Oval will be meeting on the second Monday of the month for 2014, so that means our first meeting will be on January 13, 7 - 8 pm. The meeting will take place in the WBO's Rec. Center on the 2nd floor. Please bring your ID to sign in.

We will be outlining goals for 2014.

Anyone is welcome — please spread the word!