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Red, White and Bluegrass at Morris-Jumel Mansion

Posted by Alyssa Martori
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This year, New York Restoration Project, has partnered with the Morris-Jumel Mansion to bring more fantastic programs to Washington Heights. The founding fathers would be proud.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan, built in 1765. The house sits on what was known as Mount Morris (today, Sugar Hill), one of the highest points on the island--making it as historically strategic as it is modernly scenic. Though it was originally built as a summer villa, the house has been a farmhouse, Revolutionary War headquarters, tavern, museum, and dinner party destination for the likes of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. It’s been a busy place for the past 250 years.

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Chicken Enthusiasts Gather in Crown Heights

Posted by Alyssa Martori
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Tell someone you want to raise chickens in New York City and you'll likely get a glaring side eye and a slew of objections. Urban chicken keepers often face questions about space, safety, smells, and sounds. Luckily City Chicken Institute is dispelling the myth that there’s no room for chickens in our cityscape.

New York Restoration Project, partnering with Just Food, presents monthly workshops with Lydia Schmidt and the happy hens of Imani Community Garden in Crown Heights.

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Arts Education with NYRP

Posted by Alyssa Martori
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Gardens can be places of intrigue and inspiration. What better place to bring creativity to life. This spring NYRP is connecting two classes to two professional artists to bring student artwork to the 211th Street Community Garden and La Casita Community Garden.

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Twigs & Swigs at Morris-Jumel Mansion

Posted by Alyssa Martori
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Last season, over 100 New Yorkers joined us to volunteer at our new service series, Twigs & Swigs! If you haven’t heard, Twigs & Swigs puts a social twist on neighborhood greening bringing New Yorkers of all shapes and sizes across the five boroughs to get involved and meet like-minded environmental stewards! Monthly events include a green neighborhood tour, a volunteer activity (think: street tree care, gardening projects, and clean-ups), and end with drinks at a local bar. Your first beer is free courtesy of the Bronx Brewery!

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