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Clinton Community Garden's Big Party


If you're in NYC over the weekend come on over to our house!  If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact me or Annie Chadwick for further

This is a news release was sent out over cybergardens@treebranch.com ( the
NYC community gardeners listserve hosted by the Neighborhood Open Space

Date: June 17, 2000
Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Place: Clinton Community Garden, West 48th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave.), 

Community Gardeners Celebrate Summer in Hell's Kitchen

On Saturday, June 17th hundreds of gardeners from the 700+ New York City 
community gardens will gather to celebrate the 4th Annual Summer Solstice 
Celebration at the Clinton Community Garden, located on West 48th Street 
between 9th and 10th Avenues in Manhattan.

The Summer Solstice Celebration will be held from 1-5:30 p.m. and will 
include on-going activities such as summer plant give-aways, garden tours, 
Parks SkateMobile, solstice magic and lots of fun activities for kids. City 
of New York/Parks & Recreation Commissioner Henry J. Stern will be on hand
help celebrate summer and honor the season's most popular plants.

Professionals ready to answer questions about summer herbs, compost and 
endangered native medicinal plants will staff plant information tables.
these plant tables to bring home several varieties of Summer Herbs and 
endangered medicinal native plants donated by the GreenThumb program of New 
York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Fun kids' activities will include water balloon races, watermelon seed
shooting contest, solstice herb amulet/crown making, sidewalk murals and
mosaics. There will be plenty of food and fresh summertime produce made 
possible by city gardeners and the Council on the Environment of New York 
City's Greenmarket program.

Earth Celebrations Puppets, Circle of Soul Performers and the Rincon Criollo

Band will be among the many performing artists to entertain throughout the 

This event is co-sponsored by the Clinton Community Garden and GreenThumb. 
Established in 1978, The Clinton Community Garden was the first community 
garden to be transferred from GreenThumb jurisdiction to parkland in 1984.

Annie Chadwick, Chairperson
Clinton Community Garden
 (212) 265-0260

Adam Honigman
Bowne Publishing Division
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 414-8933
Fax: (212) 229-3421
email: adam.honigman@bowne.com

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