The Lower East Side is in a pretty dark mood following last week’s national political shocker. So it was nice to see some volunteers giving back to the community in Seward Park on Saturday. Sam Hahn of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch brought the volunteers to the neighborhood as part of the New York Cares Program. By the way, there’s a chance to become involved in the upcoming improvements at Seward Park. There’s a public meeting at the Manny Cantor Center tonight at 7 p.m. to begin planning renovations through the Parks Without Borders initiative. We wrote more about what’s going to be happening last week.