All NYRP community gardens hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details.
Named after a city on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, this beloved garden is enthusiastically supported by local residents and is used by community members as a gathering place during New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in June – which begins on 44th Street and marches to 125th Street.
This garden is everyone’s second home. People play dominos, kids have birthday parties, and the whole community enjoys having coffee and spending afternoons here. I have been helping this garden since before NYRP and it’s definitely my second home.Jose Reyes
Traditionally, there is a Puerto Rican Day Festival held each Saturday before the parade – New York City’s third largest – along Third Avenue in East Harlem, with community members transforming the El Cataño Community Garden into a celebration of Puerto Rican food and music.
This garden is situated in an area starved for open green space within blocks of 10 schools and in close proximity to five New York City Housing Authority properties.