September 22, 5-7pm
103rd Street Community Garden, 105 East 103rd St., Manhattan

This Thursday, join the local East Harlem community, NYRP and founder Bette Midler for the official opening of the 103rd Street Community Garden. All are welcome to attend an evening of festivities and a special ribbon cutting ceremony at this brand new public space. There will be activities for all ages, free seed giveaways for your own garden, and an eclectic musical performance by Coco Rico. Refreshments will be provided by East Harlem Café and music by local musician, DJ Tedsmooth.

The Walt Disney Company Foundation,as part of their commitment to a healthier and more active lifestyle, has generously sponsored this multidisciplinary space, which includes a playground, basketball court and vegetable garden. Their substantial support provides the surrounding East Harlem community with a beautiful and safe place to play and grow.

The garden redesign began with a public charette, where community members were invited to submit their ideas for the garden design, and continued with collaborative design efforts between SCAPE Landscape Architecture and KaBOOM! . During the early phases of design, local students from the East Harlem School were invited to give their drawing suggestions for the playground area, all of which will be on display at the opening.  Months of hard work has resulted in a versatile public space for the local community. So join the celebration as NYRP opens the gates to the 103rd Street Community Garden, a space which will be enjoyed by generations to come.


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