Clinton Community Garden / Green Thumb Summer Solstice Celebration
- Subject: [cg] Clinton Community Garden / Green Thumb Summer Solstice Celebration
- From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:30:46 -0400
Clinton Community Garden
Providing green sanctuary and soil to till in Hell's Kitchen since 1978
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2002
Community Gardeners Celebrate Summer in Hell's Kitchen
Join hundreds of gardeners from the 700+ New York City community gardens on
Saturday, June 15th to celebrate the 6th 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 giveaways, garden tours,
Parks SkateMobile, solstice magic and lots of fun activities for kids.
Keynote speaker Commissioner Adrian Benepe along with Manhattan Commissioner
Bill Castro, City Council Member Gale Brewer and Assembly Member Dick
Gottfried will be among our guest on the program. Representatives from New
Yorkers For Parks, Trust for Public Land, New York Restoration Project,
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition, Council on the Environment of New York
City, Partnership for Parks, Green Guerillas and the New York City Community
Garden Coalition will be on hand to help celebrate summer and honor the
season's most popular plants.
Nate Harris, Outreach Coordinator, Partnership for Parks will conduct a
compost workshop along with professionals ready to answer questions about
urban gardening and design projects. GreenThumb will provide numerous
varieties of summer herbs and perennials. Visit these plant giveaway tables
and take home several new varieties to add to your community garden.
Fun kids' activities will include watermelon seed target shooting contest,
face painting, solstice herb amulet/crown making, sidewalk murals and more..
There will be plenty of food and fresh summertime produce made possible by
GreenThumb, city gardeners and the Council on the Environment of New York
City's Greenmarket program.
This years Solstice will feature the Gennaro's Wax Trio who will perform
throughout the day.
This event is co-sponsored by the Clinton Community Garden and
GreenThumb/NYC Parks and Recreation.
Annie Chadwick, Chairperson
Clinton Community Garden
449 West 44th Street, Apt. 3S
New York, NY 10036
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