Dec. 1, 2016 By Domenick Rafter
’Tis the season for giving and receiving, and this Sunday in Jackson Heights, you can do both.
The public is invited to a free stop ’n’ swap event sponsored by GrowNYC at PS 69 in Jackson Heights this Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees can bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with others. No one is required to bring anything to take something—you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares and electronics are just some of the offerings.
Stop ’n’ swaps are not a new concept. They have developed a regular following among New Yorkers who would rather give away items than throw them out. In response to increasing demand for the events, GrowNYC has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city’s 59 community districts each year.
Everyone knows New Yorkers have the coolest stuff. And you can find it at Stop ‘N’ Swap!” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “These events bring neighbors together and reduce the city’s carbon footprint by facilitating reuse and encouraging waste reduction.”
PS 69 is located at 77-02 37th Ave. Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.