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Green Spaces

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Sherman Creek Park's Cherry Tree Esplanade

Working hand-in-hand with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks), New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has played a major role in completely reshaping the city’s landscape by restoring the four major parks framing both sides of the slender, northern-most tip of Manhattan. 

Fort Washington Park and Fort Tryon Park were the first of NYRP Founder Bette Midler’s efforts to return valuable public spaces to their greatest glory. 

Today, NYRP’s daily presence in Northern Manhattan includes the revitalization and maintenance of Sherman Creek Park, Highbridge Park, the Harlem River Speedway and critical sections of the streetscape. 

While our Northern Manhattan operations are headquartered in Sherman Creek Park, NYRP provides daily stewardship to approximately 73 acres of public park land—including Sherman Creek and Highbridge Parks—and over 2 miles of the Harlem River shoreline. Our neighborhood scale greening effort in the Washington Heights and Inwood region includes education, free events, environmental stewardship, capital improvements, and community engagement in a broad, cross jurisdictional section of Northern Manhattan.

NYRP has reclaimed, restored and revitalized more than 400 acres of the city’s most-needed public green spaces and their adjacent communities.

New York City has the largest urban park system in the United States, yet the city has fewer acres of green space and recreational centers per person than any other major metropolitan region. To further exacerbate this situation, funding and resources have been historically inadequate to fully maintain and develop the majority of city parklands in low-income areas – often leading to devastating effects caused by illegal dumping, litter, vandalism and decay. Since 1995, NYRP has stepped in to help fill that void and change once-indifferent community mindsets regarding their immediate ecological environments. 

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Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

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We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

Transform Your Green Space

Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

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From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.

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Reserve a GardenReserve a Garden

Reserve a Garden

Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

Take Home a Free TreeTake Home a Free Tree

Take Home a Free Tree

We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

Transform Your Green Space

Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

Join a NYRP GardenJoin a NYRP Garden

Join a NYRP Garden

From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.

Calendar

September 2015

Summer Movie Night: Flight of the Navigator (1986, PG)

Location:
103rd Street Community Garden, 105 East 103rd St, East Harlem (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Performance by LEIMAY - “Thresholds II”

Location:
Gil Hodges Community Garden, 534 Carroll St, Gowanus (Map)

Workshop: Activate Your Park - Developing Great Events & Programs

Location:
Bronx Parks Department Headquarters, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Bronx, NY 10462 (Map)
Host:
Partnerships for Parks

Garden Crew at Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Performance by LEIMAY - “Thresholds II”

Location:
Gil Hodges Community Garden, 534 Carroll St, Gowanus (Map)

Club Fit Yoga: East Harlem

Location:
Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415 East 117th St, East Harlem (Map)
Host:
Harlem Yoga Studio

Club Fit Yoga: Bronx

Location:
Target Bronx Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Rd, Highbridge (Map)
Host:
South Bronx Yoga

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Margherita Tisato

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Katie Cercone

Compost Crew at Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

FREE Shadow Puppet Shows Presented by Midnight Radio Show

Location:
Green Acres Community Garden, 322 Franklin Avenue Brooklyn, NY (Map)

Forest Crew at Highbridge Park

Location:
HIGHBRIDGE PARK, 190TH ST. AND AMSTERDAM AVE (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Take Ballet to the Streets

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)

City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn

Location:
Imani Community Garden, 87 Schenectady Ave, Crown Heights (Map)
Host:
Just Food and Imani Gardens

Arts in the Gardens: Take Ballet to the Streets

Location:
Target Community Garden, 931 Bedford Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)

Club Fit Yoga: East Harlem

Location:
Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415 East 117th St, East Harlem (Map)
Host:
Harlem Yoga Studio

Club Fit Yoga: Bronx

Location:
Target Bronx Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Rd, Highbridge (Map)
Host:
South Bronx Yoga

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Margherita Tisato

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Katie Cercone

Free Family Yoga

Location:
Home Depot Children's Garden, 421 E. 117th St. (East Harlem) (Map)
Host:
Tara Tonini

Free Prenatal Yoga

Location:
Home Depot Children's Garden, 421 E. 117th St (East Harlem) (Map)
Host:
Tara Tonini

FREE Shadow Puppet Shows Presented by Midnight Radio Show

Location:
Hendrix Street Community Garden, 532 Hendrix St Brooklyn, New York (East New York) (Map)

FREE Shadow Puppet Shows Presented by Midnight Radio Show

Location:
Target Community Garden, 931 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, New York (Bedford-Stuyvesant) (Map)

Club Fit Yoga: East Harlem

Location:
Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415 East 117th St, East Harlem (Map)
Host:
Harlem Yoga Studio

Club Fit Yoga: Bronx

Location:
Target Bronx Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Rd, Highbridge (Map)
Host:
South Bronx Yoga

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Margherita Tisato

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Katie Cercone

Workshop: Activate Your Park - Developing Great Events & Programs

Location:
The Arsenal Gallery, 830 5th Ave New York, NY 10065 (Map)
Host:
Partnerships for Parks

FREE Shadow Puppet Shows Presented by Midnight Radio Show

Location:
Toyota East Children's Learning Garden, 603 E. 11th St. Manhattan, New York (East Village) (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: The Art of a Story

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)

Club Fit Yoga: East Harlem

Location:
Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415 East 117th St, East Harlem (Map)
Host:
Harlem Yoga Studio

Club Fit Yoga: Bronx

Location:
Target Bronx Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Rd, Highbridge (Map)
Host:
South Bronx Yoga

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock St, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Margherita Tisato

Club Fit Yoga: Brooklyn

Location:
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Katie Cercone

Volunteer: Composting in Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

City Chicken Institute: Bronx

Location:
Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox St, Morrisania (Map)
Host:
Just Food and Bronx Chicks
Reserve a GardenReserve a Garden

Reserve a Garden

Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

Take Home a Free TreeTake Home a Free Tree

Take Home a Free Tree

We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

Transform Your Green Space

Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

Join a NYRP GardenJoin a NYRP Garden

Join a NYRP Garden

From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.