Garden Programs & Workshops

In spring, summer and fall of 2012, NYRP presented a series of workshops covering a variety of topics on gardening techniques, environmental trends, healthy living, and dynamic arts and cultural programming in several of our beautiful community gardens. At each interactive workshop, NYRP staff was joined by knowledgeable experts that shared the most up-to-date eco-knowledge and provided community members with a unique opportunity to dig in!

Admission to all NYRP programs are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All are welcome!

Visit Facebook and Twitter to see photos from the 2012 season.




Cluck, cluck, cluck - chickens have many uses, especially in New York City! Come learn in these interactive workshops about the benefits of raising chickens in an urban setting. We have workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

2nd Thursdays, April – October, 5:30PM
Imani Community Garden
87-91 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn
Partner: bk farmyards

April 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
May 9 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
June 20 – Chickens are Fun! A workshop for ALL ages
July 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 8 – Spanish: Introducción a Pollo Urbano Mantener
September 12 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 10 – Advanced: Preparing Your Coop for Winter



NYRP’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Every Saturday, 10AM
Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets)
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Lila Donnolo

  

NYRP gardens become a stage for the story of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented in collaboration with Snorks and Piñs Theater Company. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and find yourself in the enchanted world of William Shakespeare during this 90 minute, family-friendly production.

Saturday June 8, 4pm – 103rd Street Community Garden
105 East 103rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), Manhattan

Sunday June 9, 4pm – Los Amigos Community Garden
326 Pleasant Avenue, Manhattan

Thursday June 26, 6pm – Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx

Saturday June 15, 4pm – Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Wednesday June 26, 4pm – Willis Avenue Community Garden
378-382 Willis Avenue, Bronx




Spend a night under the stars enjoying a film on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and NYRP will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags! Movies will begin between 8 and 9PM at sunset.


Tuesday, June 25 – Where the Wild Things Are (PG)
Tuesday, July 9 – Ghostbusters (PG)
Tuesday, August 6 - The Muppets (G)
Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park
Intersection of 10th Avenue, Dyckman Street and Harlem River Drive, Upper Manhattan

Tuesday, June 4 – Finding Nemo (G)
B 17 performance space at O’Donohue Park
B 17th Street adjacent to the Rockaway Beach promenade

Tuesday, August 20 – Madagascar 3 (G)
Willis Avenue Community Garden
378-382 Willis Avenue, Bronx

Tuesday, July 16 – The Goonies (PG)
Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan

Tuesday, July 23 – Wreck-It Ralph (G)
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 30 – Space Jam (PG)
Eastchester Road Community Garden
3634 Eastchester Road (East 222nd – 223rd Street), Bronx
 


Live music is coming to NYRP gardens this summer! Enjoy the sounds and performances of local musicians in our public green spaces.

DATES AND LOCATIONS, TBD


NYRP’s 4th Annual Domino Tournament is sure to be an exciting day of friendly-competition! Teams from our community gardens will showcase their domino skills to see who will take home the championship trophy. Trophies go to 1st and 2nd place teams, and all participants will receive a medal.

Saturday, September 7, 12:00PM
Awards will be given at the end of tournament play
El Catano Community Garden
171 East 110th Street, Manhattan

All outdoor events are subject to the weather. In case of inclement weather, check NYRP’s Facebook page or call (212) 333-2552 for updates.