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Why partner with NYRP

Posted by Leah Silver
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Since starting The Bronx Brewery, we have always tried to support charitable and non-profit organizations that promote causes close to our hearts in the Bronx and around the city as much as we can. Giving back has been a core part of our company for five years. We’ve supported animal causes...

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NYRP Community Garden To Host ‘Lunchology’ Event

Posted by Leah Silver
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Helping kids make healthy food choices is a challenge, especially during back-to-school time. It’s natural to seek the most convenient options for the sake of saving time and sanity. But with a little extra help, the convenient choices can be healthier, too!

Thanks to Fidelis Care and lifestyle expert Evette Rios, that extra help is here with the new initiative Lunchology: The Basics of Healthy School Lunches.

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Need some healthy meal ideas from the garden? You’re good to GROW!

Posted by Leah Silver
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As summer comes to a close, gardens are yielding a bounty–and five New York Restoration Project community gardens near and dear to Fidelis Care are no exception.

Whether you’re getting fresh produce from one of these Fidelis Care-sponsored community gardens, or growing your own in your backyard, balcony or windowsill, you can never have too many ideas for what to do with your healthy harvest. That’s why we took stock of our NYRP community garden crops, and scoured the web for great recipes to give you a little inspiration in the kitchen.

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The Walt Disney Company Celebrates 103rd Street Community Garden Expansion

Posted by Leah Silver
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On Tuesday, June 14th we celebrated the expansion of the 103rd Street Community Garden in East Harlem. The Garden re-opening showcased the additional 2,200 square feet of space, bringing the total size of the garden to 17,600 square feet, approximately ½ an acre! This expansion was made possible from sponsor The Walt Disney Company and through materials and volunteer labor provided by The Home Depot, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Old Castle/Belgard.

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‘Work Days’ Help Community Gardens Thrive

Posted by Leah Silver
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When beautiful, open green space is more available to New Yorkers, we all win. There’s more room to relax and socialize, the environment brightens, and opportunities abound for better access to fresh, healthy food.

But freeing and maintaining that green space—especially in New York’s underserved neighborhoods--takes work. And that’s where YOU can help get the job done.

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Gardening Tips & Tricks: Water and Mulch!

Posted by Leah Silver
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At NYRP, our staff is comprised of dedicated, motivated, and green-minded individuals. These folks include experts in the field of horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental education, and community relations that are eager to share their wealth of knowledge with you. We asked a few of our resident gardening experts for their top tips to help you get the most out of your garden this season! Read on to learn about watering and mulching from Rosemarie Miner, our Citywide Volunteer Programs Coordinator, and join her in the field at our next volunteer event!

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30 Trees in 30 Days

Posted by Leah Silver
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Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village was originally constructed in 1947 as a haven for WWII vets returning home. Built with the intention of housing families in a quiet, peaceful environment, flowers, grass, and trees were a significant part of the vision. Many of those trees planted almost 70 years ago still stand today, healthy as ever and providing shade and fresh air to 2016 New Yorkers just as they did for the vets and their families. Though many of those trees maintain their vitality at a ripe old age, not all of the original plantings have been so lucky.

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Spring Picnic Honors Marcus Samuelsson, Introduced by David Rockwell

Posted by Leah Silver
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Don’t forget to get your tickets! In addition to host Sandra Bernhard, we’ll be honoring chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster at NYRP’S annual Spring Picnic on June 1, 2016.

Marcus Samuelsson is the the award-winning chef behind New York City hotspots Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, and Streetbird Rotisserie. A committed philanthropist and the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times, Marcus was also the winner of Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and served as the guest chef for the Obama administration’s first State Dinner. Samuelsson co-produced Harlem EatUp!, a food and culture festival launched in Harlem in 2015 and is the author of three books including a The New York Times-bestselling memoir.

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Spring Picnic Welcomes Red Rooster & Sandra Bernhard

Posted by Leah Silver
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On June 1, 2016 NYRP will present its annual benefit, Spring Picnic 2016. The evening will feature delicious fare from New York City's hottest restaurant, Red Rooster, located in the heart of East Harlem. Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named after the legendary Harlem speakeasy, co-creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster offering a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians and culinary talents.

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#AmeriCorpsWorks: Recognizing our Corps Members

Posted by Leah Silver
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Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Read on to learn more about David Roberston’s experience as an Environmental Steward in our Manhattan Gardens.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone

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