Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs

The Parks, Landmarks & Cultural Affairs Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please check the calendar page each month for the location of the meeting and tentative agenda

This committee serves as the community’s advocate in the preservation of our parks, playgrounds and other open spaces. It works with the Department of Parks & Recreation to:

  • Support opportunities for new open spaces and recreational facilities
  • Monitor and make recommendations regarding the expenditure of park and open space dollars
  • Monitor proposed uses and permits within our parks

With respect to landmarks, the committee works with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve our existing historic districts and makes recommendations on any proposed changes to landmark buildings. It also makes recommendations on buildings and neighborhoods to be designated as City landmarks.  With respect to cultural affairs, the committee assesses applications for cultural funding and serves as the district’s liaison to the public library system and the Department of Cultural Affairs.  

Committee Members

Pamela Vassil, Chair
Kevin O’Keefe, Vice Chair
Martin Barrett
Matt Bondy
Jeanne Donofrio
Anton Mallner
Rajesh Nayar
Reshma Patel
Sean Sherman
Mark Thompson
Ronnie White
Public Members
Gary Papush
Dean Stefanides

Minutes and presentations from this committee and all CB6 meetings can be found by clicking the button below.

Resolutions that emerged from this and all other CB6 committees can be found by clicking the button below.

Redesign of St. Vartan Park Playground

At the September 1, 2020 meeting, the committee heard a presentation from the Department of Parks & Recreation about their proposed redesign of the St. Vartan Park Playground.

View their presentation

Watch the meeting on YouTube

The PTAs of PS 116 & PS 281 are holding a discussion on the playground redesign on Monday, September 21st at 5:30 PM. More information, including the Zoom meeting ID and password, is available on this flyer.

Committee Chair
Pamela Vassil
Committee Meetings
Next Meeting: November 4, 2020
Staff Liaison
Brendan Birth