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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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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.

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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

August 2015

Arts in the Gardens: Movie Night

Location:
Willis Avenue Community Garden, 378 Willis Ave, Mott Haven (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: 2nd Annual “Bronx Raised” Hip-Hop Series

Location:
Willis Avenue Community Garden, 378 Willis Ave, Mott Haven (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)

Forest Crew at Highbridge Park

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

Arts in the Gardens: Installation by LEIMAY - “Qualia Skyhole”

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

Summer Movie Night: Back to the Future 2 (1989, PG)

Location:
B 17 Performance Space at O'Donohue Park (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Garden Moves! - Soca Caribbean Dance Workout

Location:
Target Community Garden, 931 Bedford Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Map)
Host:
Mark Morris Dance Group

Arts in the Gardens: Garden Grooves

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

Arts in the Gardens: PREY

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

Garden Crew at Sherman Creek

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

Twigs & Swigs: Neighborhood Greening with a Social Twist

Location:
Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden. 174 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 (Map)
Host:
The Bronx Brewery

Arts in the Gardens: Movie Night - ALL THE LADIES SAY (2010, Not Rated)

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

Arts in the Gardens: 2nd Annual “Bronx Raised” Hip-Hop Series

Location:
Target Bronx Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Rd, Highbridge (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

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: Bogart and Bacall Movie Night

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

Arts in the Gardens: Garden Grooves

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

Arts in the Gardens: PREY

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

City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn

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

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

Summer Movie Night: An American Tail (1986, G)

Location:
Westervelt Family and Community Garden, 143 Westervelt Avenue, St. George (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Garden Grooves

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

Arts in the Gardens: Ice Cream Social

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

Volunteer: Sherman Creek Gardening

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

Arts in the Gardens: Ice Cream Social

Location:
Bathgate Community Garden, 1818 Bathgate Ave, Tremont (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

Summer Movie Night: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982, PG)

Location:
Sherman Creek Park, Intersection of 10th Ave, Dyckman St and Harlem River Drive, Northern Manhattan (Map)

Arts in the Gardens: Bogart and Bacall Movie Night

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

City Chicken Institute: Bronx

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

Arts in the Gardens: Garden Grooves

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

Arts in the Gardens: Ice Cream Social

Location:
Willis Avenue Community Garden, 378 Willis Ave, Mott Haven (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
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.