On Sunday, July 14th, FDR Four Freedoms State Park held a fun sketching meet up with dozens of local artists led by Hugo Barros Costa. Check out photos and more from this exciting event.
Four Freedoms State Park hosted high school juniors from the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum’s Youth Leadership Institute for a day-long educational workshop.
Seventy-six years ago today on the precipice of the United States' entry to the Second World War, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his eighth State of the Union address. In that speech, he shared his vision for a better world, a vision founded by interconnected human rights: the freedoms of religion and speech and from want and fear.
I am honored to introduce myself as the new CEO of Four Freedoms Park. I come to the Conservancy from Grameen America, a national nonprofit that provides support and small loans to women, where I served as Senior Vice President. While there, I traveled the country and spoke with women about building their own businesses in order to send their children to better schools, save for unexpected emergencies, or buy quality health insurance. Again and again, these women told me they wanted something simple, something embodied in Roosevelt’s 1941 speech: “freedom from want...."