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.
- Sponsored By
- The Geraldine Stutz Trust
La Casita Community Garden, established in 1990, is primarily used by the community as an event and gathering space. To that end, the garden’s renovation in September 2014 included the installation of a raised, round stage where performances can be held; a new grill and picnic tables for barbecuing; a shaded seating area; and two sheds for storage. The backdrop of the stage is a chalkboard that can be used by the local elementary school for an outdoor classroom or even as a movie projection screen.
As one of nine NYRP community gardens in a network of green spaces in East Harlem, La Casita Community Garden provides an added resource to a high-need neighborhood.
Funded by generous support from The Geraldine Stutz Trust, the Trust aims to remember Geraldine Stutz's significant contribution to the fashion industry, her love of theatre as well as her passion for gardening. A fashion retail groundbreaker, Stutz served 29 years as president of Henri Bendel, the upscale women's store.
The garden is situated near several New York City Housing Authority public housing properties, including the Jefferson and Wagner Houses, and directly behind the Joseph C. Lanzetta School (P.S. 96).